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.
Drop foot, also called foot drop, describes the inability to raise the front of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. As a result, individuals with foot drop drag their toes along the ground or raise their thighs higher than usual when walking to make sure that the foot does not drag across the floor (steppage gait). Foot drop typically affects one foot although it is possible for both feet to be affected.
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.