Clinical pictures and symptoms

Injuries to ligaments, joints or bones, or the treatment of leg paresis or 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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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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Degeneration of the spine

There are various causes of spinal column wear. Age, severe strain, smoking and excess weight often play an important role. Orthoses provide relief for the back and support it after an operation.

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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.

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 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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Knee complaints

The knee joint is the joint in the body which is subjected to the most strain. Therefore it is exposed to a 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

Knee osteoarthritis (gonarthrosis) often occurs in adults. The wear of the knee joint causes pain. Medications, physiotherapy and orthopaedic devices can improve mobility.

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Ligament Instability in the foot/ankle

Various ligaments on the ankle stabilise the joints in conjunction with muscles encompassing them. Therapy in case of ligament instability depends on the cause and severity of the instability. A phase-appropriate fitting with an orthosis is essential in case of a ligament rupture.

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Ligament instability in the knee

The ligaments stabilise the knee joint in conjunction with muscles encompassing it. Ligament weakness (laxity) may occur due to various factors, so that the joints may also lack stability. Physiotherapy and stabilising orthoses can help alleviate complaints.

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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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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bone atrophy) is a syndrome, in the course of which the bone mass continuously decreases. Orthoses help relieve the resulting complaints.

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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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Shoulder instability

The causes for shoulder instability are varied. An operation is required in some cases. However, ligament laxities are also often treated conservatively. Physiotherapy and orthoses are important elements of successful therapy.

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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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Stiffening can be performed in case of severe ankle changes, for example due to arthrosis. After this procedure known as arthrodesis, orthoses protect the ankle and gradually increase the load capacity of the foot.

Stroke

Approximately 270,000 first-time 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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Tennis/golfer's elbow

Tennis/golfer's elbow (Epicondylosis radialis humeri) is caused by overstraining the forearm musculature and its tendon insertions. Orthoses can provide relief.

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Whiplash

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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Wrist complaints

There are many possible causes for wrist joint complaints. Pain may radiate from the hand to the arm or vice versa. Orthoses that are individually tailored to the clinical picture promote healing and can alleviate pain.

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