Orthosis for low extremities and body with thigh abduction function -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

20.05.2020

Scientific and Manufacturing Center 'Ogoniok'

Orthosis for low extremities and body with thigh abduction function

One of the most significant achievements of SMC Ogoniok in recent years is the development of Orthosis for low extremities and body with thigh abduction function that rotate and correct the hip joint, lower limbs, lower limbs and trunk. The devices are designed for rehabilitation of children suffering from cerebral palsy and spinal dysraphism. And for the spina bifida patients – that is the only way that makes it possible to get up from a wheelchair and master the skills of independent walking.
The orthosis is intended for the treatment of children aged from the first months of life to 14-15 years, suffering from spastic or paralytic hip subluxation or having an adductor hip installation due to a pathology of muscle tone. There are about 40-50% of children with cerebral palsy and, practically, all children with myelodysplasia.
The most important option of all modifications of the orthosis is an adjustable correction of the patient's hip head position in the acetabulum, which preserves the possibility of active movements in the hip joint in three planes within the specified volumes. In this regard, the use of such orthosis in most cases can be an alternative to the method of staged plaster cast fixation.
In this case, the removal of the right or left hip is carried out in isolation, almost without mutual influence, which distinguishes the orthosis from the abduction aplints.
What is more important: when the child performs step movements and static poses (standing and sitting), a different degree of hip abduction is achieved. So, in the sitting position, the hip abduction is maximum. When performing step movements and in the standing position, the degree of hip abduction is optimal for correcting the position of the hip head and does not prevent the preservation of the vertical pose. Thus, gradual orthopedic correction is performed in children with cerebral palsy and spinal dysraphism. This allows them to move freely enough, go to school, communicate with their peer at the early start of rehabilitation activities by the age of 6-7.
And the second, no less important function of these orthosis is possibility to apply the most effective load methods of kinesitherapy for the treatment of these children, since the orthosis neutralize the negative impact of axial load on the condition of the hip joints in these patients.
There are no analogues of these orthoses in the world.

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