Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013

ReWalk Orthosis.

  Exoskeleton orthosis which have changed life of  Spinal Cord Injury patients, lets say from T3-T7, very interesting technology.     Good work Dr Amit Goffer.!!!!!!!!!
Invented by the Israeli entrepreneur, Dr. Amit Goffer, who became a quadriplegic in 1998, and manufactured by ARGO Medical Technologies, ReWalk™ is an exoskeleton mobility solution which provides individuals with user-initiated mobility through the integration of a light wearable brace support suit, a computer-based control system and motion sensors.
By a shift in the wearer’s balance, the sensors recognise a change in position and trigger the desired knee or hip movement to take a step forward and make ‘walking’ relatively easy.
The ReWalk™ enables individuals with lower-limb disabilities such as Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Spina Bifida to stand, ascend and descend stairs and walk indoors and outdoors on mown grass, ramps and up kerbs. Following specialist training, this can be done independently and on a daily basis.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Just imagine, and take a look !

In Prosthetics and Orthotics we do consider the following during fabrication and fitting,
-Biomechanical Functional
-and Cosmetic

BUT lets say your clients is an elephantiasis case who need an AFO.Definately one of the above named will miss.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Learn about Erb's Palsy.

Erb's Palsy or Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy is a form of obstetric brachial plexus injury, which is a complication of pregnancy and delivery.  A network of spinal nerves that transmit signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand is called the brachial plexus Brachial refers to the arm, and plexus refers to a network of nerves.  Paralysis or weakness of the muscles of the arm that is caused by damage to the brachial plexus is called Erb’s palsy.  The paralysis can affect any or all of the muscles that control the shoulders, hands, or the arms.  Erb-Duchenne palsy affects muscles around the shoulder and elbow and causes paralysis of the upper brachial plexus. Klumpke’s palsy affects muscles of the forearm and hand and causes paralysis of the lower brachial plexus.  The severity and ultimate diagnosis of Erb’s palsy is dependent on the location and severity of the injury.

Source: www.erb'