Orthoses aid in the recovery of stroke patients

02/7/2013 | O&P Almanac (Adobe Flash required)

Almost 800,000 people suffer from strokes in the U.S. every year, and medical and therapeutic care to restore loss of movement is often a necessary part of rehabilitation. Several types of upper-extremity orthoses are available to patients recovering from strokes, including functional electrical stimulation devices to help patients regain muscle activity and orthoses designed to address drooping shoulder issues. Lower-extremity orthoses available for stroke victims include devices to help with foot drop and others, such as the ankle-foot orthosis IAM Rocker Walk and the Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis, that help with hip weakness.

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