An orthosis compensates for physical deficits, supports joints and protects them from relapses and malpositions.
We train you in the daily use of your orthosis.
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A thigh orthosis is used to supplement and support lost or weakened leg functions. It provides correction, stabilization, guidance or off-loading of the entire leg (including the ankle and knee joint).
Its overall aim is providing the patient with the greatest possible safety and mobility in everyday life. The difference between a thigh and lower leg orthoses is the possibility of integrating a movable knee joint.
The thigh orthosis is tailor-made and individually adapted to your needs. Whether it’s a static positional orthosis or a flexible orthosis with adjustable joints, we personally address each of our patients and work together to find the best possible treatment solution.
The individual components of an thigh orthosis (thigh, lower leg and foot part) are either permanently connected to one another or can be removed individually. If both legs are affected, we manufacture bilateral thigh orthotheses for you and, if necessary, couple them with a pelvic section.
In order to offer you a visually appealing thigh orthosis that is stable and light at the same time, we only use state-of-the-art materials such as carbon in prepreg technology and plastics. Because the orthosis fits snugly around the leg, it can be easily worn under clothing.
Static orthoses are intended to fix affected joints in their correction position. Dynamically acting orthosis, on the other hand, corrects malpositions (e.g. with tendon shortening) under the influence of force, e.g. through the use of spring hinges or gas springs.
Depending on the clinical picture and characteristics (e.g. ICP, AMC, plexus paralysis, radial aplasia, etc.), different designs can be selected:
Static as well as dynamic orthoses are often worn at night. At night, the affected limb can be fixed or corrected over a long period of time. More functional orthoses are usually made for daytime use.
At our gait school, specially trained physiotherapists will help you practice the gait and walking technique with your thigh orthosis. The aim of this training is to achieve a physiologically correct gait pattern.
For this, we first carry out a gait analysis. Based on the results, our physiotherapists will determine individual exercises and therapy priorities for you. This will ensure that your training is optimally suited to your physical requirements and training goals.
We will also show you how to use your thigh orthosis correctly in everyday life. Specifically, we practice walking safely on uneven ground, climbing stairs and overcoming obstacles.
Of course, we also regularly check your thigh orthosis for correct seating, pressure marks and possible signs of wear.