Clinical pictures and symptoms

Injuries to ligaments, joints, bones, partial or full leg paralysis: The underlying clinical pictures are as varied as the complaints.

Obtain detailed information about various clinical pictures and symptoms, therapy options and diagnostic methods. Specific orthoses and supports that can help alleviate your complaints are offered for each condition.


Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a usually spastic disturbance of the nervous and muscular system that occurs in children. Multidisciplinary treatment is normally applied. Medical devices ranging from infants to adults are available to help with posture and positioning as well as improving balance and the ability to walk.

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Charcot Marie tooth disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) comprises a group of disorders that affect the peripheral nerves — nerves that lie outside the brain and spinal column.There are 90 different kinds of CMT, each caused by a different mutation.

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Drop foot

Drop foot, also called foot drop, describes the inability to raise the front of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot.

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Guillain Barre syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages the nerves, causing muscle weakness or tingling sensations in the legs and sometimes paralysis.

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Incomplete spinal cord injury

The majority of spinal cord injuries occur during car accidents. Others happen as the result of falls, acts of violence, sporting accidents, and other causes.

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Isolated quadriceps weakness

Quadriceps weakness can be caused by various injuries to the knee or hips, acquired myopathies such as Lyme disease and poliomyelitis, inherited myopathies and stroke, or neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Bell’s palsy.

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Multiple sclerosis

MS can cause many different neurological symptoms. When MS patients suffer from spasticity, medical devices such as orthoses can help alleviate complaints and maintain the greatest possible mobility.

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Polio/post-polio

The polio virus predominantly attacks the central nervous system. Paralysis occurs with 0.1% of all infections. Since the cause cannot be treated, physiotherapy and orthoses help improve mobility after the acute illness.

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Paralysis

Paralysis is the inability or reduced ability to voluntarily move one or more muscles, muscle groups or limbs. Custom paralysis orthoses are available today for various clinical pictures and complaints.

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Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a malformation in the area of the spine and spinal cord which occurs near the beginning of pregnancy. The type and symptoms can vary widely, and are crucial for the success of fittings with medical devices such as orthoses.

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Stroke

Each year in Canada, there are more than 50,000 new strokes, or one for every 10 minutes. With modern medical devices (orthoses, wheelchairs, functional electrical stimulation), there is a greater focus on rehabilitation that follows acute patient care.

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Traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.

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