Hip orthosis provides hip abduction, and a waist belt or thoracic section to maintain the position of the hip. It helps in providing stance stability in the hip and pelvic region while sitting and laying down. It is used to position the femoral head in the acetabulum for further healing and prevent damage to the joint.
The patients with medical conditions as mentioned below can be benefitted by Hip orthoses.
- Hip Dislocation
- Developmental/Congenital Dysplasia of the Hip
- Coxa Valga
Benefits of hip orthosis
- It protects the hip and prevents further deformities.
- It prevents hypertension in the hip and provides stability in the hip.
- It controls the alignment and movements in the hip.
- It redistributes the pressure and resists the unwanted movements in the hip.
- It produces an energy-efficient gait pattern.
Types of Hip orthosis:
- Hip abduction/ adduction
- ROM (Range of Movement)
- Sacroiliac belt
- Hernia belt/truss.
Knee Orthoses is an external medical device made of varying light materials with durable conditions of metals. The high-density material in these devices provides biomechanical assistance for stabilizing and supporting an injured knee. It assists the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the knee.
Knee Orthoses are useful for people who suffer from medical conditions as follows:
- Ligament Damage
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)/Stroke
- Jumper’s Knee
- Genu Valgus/Varus
- Meniscal/Cartilage Damage
- Patellar Dislocation/Subluxation
- Tendon rupture
Benefits of knee orthoses:
- It provides stability in the knee by preventing hypertension.
- It controls the alignment of the knee during the motion.
- It helps in easy adaptation to the surfaces.
- It helps redistribute the pressure and resist the external pressure on the knee.
- It gives protection to the knee by limiting excessive movements and provide shock absorption.
- It ensures the gait pattern with energy efficiency.
Types of Knee Orthoses:
Knee orthoses have 7 types that suit the patients according to their needs. They are as follows:
- Range of Motion Knee Brace (ROM)
- Patella Stabilizer
- Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)
- Stance orthosis
- Chopat (Chondromalacia Patella Strap)
- Unloader Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis
- Stabilizing Ligament Knee Brace
Bioapps E-Coating Knee Support (Close Patella)
Bioapps E-Coating Knee Support (Open Patella)
Gabled Hip Brace
- Prevention of hip joint dislocation, internal rotation deformation after hip surgery.
- Plastic hoops and gaskets provide vents for easy removal of moisture.
- Conservative treatment of hip and surrounding soft tissue injury.
- Fixed hip joint sprain, hip arthritis, protect hip joint after surgery.
Bioapps Post Op Knee Support (ROM)
Patellar Tendon Support
- It is a device used to control instabilities in the knee and lower limb.
- It maintains proper alignment and controlling motion.
- It is useful for the instabilities caused by broken bones, arthritic joints, hyperextension of the knee, muscle weakness, and/or paralysis.
- It is a custom-molded plastic shell with contoured metal uprights.
- A pelvic band provides support and correction to the hip, knee, ankle, and foot.
- It improves body alignment and posture. It increases the strength of bone and muscle.
- It enhances the independence and self-esteem of the patients.
Strong Fixation Ankle Support
Aircast Air Stirrup Ankle Brace
CHECK Hyper Extension Knee
- It is made of synthetic leather.
- It is laminated with polyurethane foam and brushed polyester tricot.
- It provides a soft interface between soft tissue.
- The straps are attached to the suspension sleeves to eliminate confusion in movements.