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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.