Clinical Pictures and Symptoms

Injuries to ligaments, joints or bones, or the treatment of complete or incomplete 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 are offered for each illness; they can help alleviate your complaints.


Ankle Injuries

Sprains (distortions) and ligament injuries of the ankle are among the most frequent of all injuries – especially among athletes. Current studies show that early functional treatment with orthoses achieves better results than extended immobilisation.

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Back Problems

Up to 70 % of women aged 30 to 60 suffer from back pain, as do up to 80 % of men. In many cases, an adequate combination of pain therapy, orthopaedic medical devices and physiotherapy treatment helps.

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Calcaneal fracture

Falling is the most common cause of a heel bone fracture. Sometimes the fracture can be treated conservatively and this is where orthoses are used. After immobilisation with a splint, heel relief orthoses support mobility.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture

The cruciate ligaments together with the collateral ligaments hold the knee joint together. In case of cruciate ligament rupture, the damaged cruciate ligament is often replaced with a piece of the body’s own tendons. Orthoses stabilise the knee joint and promote early mobilisation.

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Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia refers to the improper development or anomaly of the hip joint socket. A malposition may develop in addition (hip luxation or hip joint luxation). Especially in infants, this condition can be successfully treated with orthoses.

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Infantile Cerebral Paresis

Cerebral paresis 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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Knee Complaints

The knee joint is the joint in the body which is subjected to the most strain. There is therefore considerable risk of injury or disease. Therapy depends on the cause of the knee complaints. A support or orthosis can stabilise and guide the joint, relieve strain and alleviate pain.

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Knee Osteoarthritis - Less pain. More life.

If knee pain is restricting your quality of life, it’s hard to know what to do. Learn more about the causes of this widespread clinical condition and effective treatment methods – apart from taking pain medication.

Osteoarthritis - Less pain. More life.

Meniscus injuries

The menisci fulfil an important function in stabilising the knee. If they are injured and require surgery, the doctor may recommend limiting the movement of the knee in the initial recovery phase. Orthoses are useful medical devices in addition to physiotherapy in such cases.

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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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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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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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Spina Bifida

Spina bifida (open back) 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

Approximately 270,000 first cases of stroke occur in Germany each year. 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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Whiplash trauma

Whiplash is frequently caused by a rear-end collision. Often the patient only notices hours after the accident that the structures of the cervical spine have been injured. Conservative therapy usually follows.

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