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The cruro-pedal brace

The cruro-pedal walking orthotics are intended to compensate for injuries to the knee with neurological, muscular, ligament or bone origin. These injuries could be associated or not with impairments to the hip and ankle.

Indications:

  • Hemiplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Hyper laxity of the knee

They ensure an upright posture and walking with or without assistive devices (cane, or walker).

These customised orthotics come in as many forms as the choice in terms of articulations and combinations of materials is large.

In order to adapt the cruro-pedal orthoses for each patient, many additions are possible:

  • at the hip :an extension system for growth, connecting piece with a belt or corset ...
  • at the knee joint :free, articulation joint locking , patellar sling ...
  • at the foot : bracket, pin, reliever ...

The single mount brace

This brace consists of a single mechanical joint at the knee and ankle connected by a single external mounting. It can exist with anterior or posterior shells depending on the therapeutic instructions.

Advantages:

  • Low weight
  • Small encombrance
  • Reliability
  • Easier fitting

 

Knee joint SPL BASCO (Proteor)

Swing Phase Lock: Free during the swing phase and safetylocking in stance phase.

The jS.P.L. joint of BASKO uses an original internal pendular mechanism to lock and unlock the knee depending on the angle of articulation in the sagittal plane.
During walking, the device locks just before heel strike to secure the stance phase, the knee releases the separation of the heel to prepare for the swing phase. This action reproduces the physiological normal flexion / extension of the knee. The mechanism operates according to the angular position of the leg.

This allows a normal gait pattern and prevents circumduction and guards aganst elevation of the hip commonly observed with the locked knee-ankle brace.

Indications

  • Total or partial paresis of the quadriceps muscle due to:
  • multiple sclerosis-like disease
  • peripheral paresis or paralysis
  • myopathy
  • nerve inflammation
  • neurological damage
  • post polio

Counter -indications

  • flexion deformity greater than 10 °
  • Paresis and central paralysis
  • Contraction of the hip.


The patient should be able to put his leg into hyperextension and have a hip flexion of less than 10 °.

The different modes allow patients to select:

  • the automatic system for walking,
  • the manual release for sitting,
  • manual locking in the standing position.

The swing phase is normal, hence the following benefits:

  • walking is much more aesthetic
  • walking is closer to normal,
  • the symmetry is enhanced by the fact that the user can move the fitted leg faster.

 

Free Walk-Brace(Otto-Bock)

Flexible movements – Safe support phase and released swing phase r

A natural approach, a smooth and secure standing position: with the Free Walk orthosis, walk normally during the swing phase is possible again . Slight dorsiflexion of the foot, associated with knee extension, automatically triggers the locking of the knee.

To get into a car or out of a car, it should be manually unlock the Free Walk orthosis. And during the stance phase, the knee joint is locked.

The Free Walk orthosis was developed for patients who are not able to compensate for the maintenance of the knee themselves. The reasons may be a partial paralysis or musclar deficiency of the knee.

Frequently, the support of the knee is offset by a hyperextension of the gluteal muscles (hip extension in stance phase results in a recurvatum of the knee). This position of the knee over time causes an instability of the ligaments as well as osteoarthritis (arthritic knee).

The Free Walk orthosis can help offset these contradictory movements (unphysiological). It offers the patient a safe use and allows him to walk normally.

Benefits

  • Natural approach
  • Safe stance phase
  • Released swing phase
  • Made to measure for comfort
  • Practical closure
  • Light
  • Suitable for patients up to 120 kg
  • Pads are easy to clean and pleasant to the skin
  • Easy to install and remove
  • To sit comfortably thanks to the pads at the front
  • Unlocking of the knee by hand
  • Guided unilateral splints
  • Secure loading
  • Closed version can be converted easily into an open version

 

Knee Joint Control E-Mag (Otto Bock)

This is a joint system with electronic control

With the combination of electronics and mechanics, orthotic E-MAG Control offers patients a decisive advantage during everyday movements performed throughout the day.

The electronic control allows the patient to securely locking the knee joint through a wireless remote that can be incorporated into a crutch. The patient can at any time be able to bear his weight with both hands and / or maintain upright posture.

Besides the remote control, the E-Mag Control has a feedback system that ensures optimum safety when locking and unlocking of the orthotic joint. The patient can in fact choose between different signals parametres to be informed about the status of the joint. For example, to allow the patient to get up, the system uses the most secure locked and unlocking positions of the joint so that the patient can rest on his brace with absolute confidence.

Moreover, the system and joint unit are arranged to protect all of the mechanics against external influences. Unlike traditional locking methods, it is completely enclosed and is protected from knocks, dirt and possible interference due to clothing.

Function

The electronic control system with feedback allows the patient to lock and unlock the knee joint safely. Thanks to the various selectable profiles, the patient is informed about the status of the joint. The E-MAG Control offers the patient the most critical safety during movements performed daily throughout the day.

As in the case of limited mobility or the use of crutches, the patient is at all times able to support him/herself with her two hands and / or maintain their upright posture while activating their joint by remote control.

Moreover, the closed system prevents the opening of the joint due to an external shock. Therefore, the patient feels safe even in tight spaces.

Indications

Post-traumatic states, polio, post polio syndrome. Weakness or loss of knee extensor muscles. Currently, as a unilateral system, articulation E-MAG Control 17B200 is prescribed for patients whose weight does not exceed 55 kg. Beyond 55 kg, the joint must be fitted with a 17B205 joint allowing free articulation to withstand up to 85 kg.

Counter Indications

Knee flexion over 10 ° is an absolute counter indication. In all cases, we must ensure that the patient is able to lock or unlock the E-MAG Control joint while standing.

 

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