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Arm and Shoulder Braces

Introduction There are a number of arm and shoulder braces that cater for a variety of needs, including: Post-operative Immobilizing sling Immobilizing sling lightweight Econo sling Post-operative arm and shoulder braces Post-operative arm and shoulder braces are arm/shoulder orthoses that are used to partially immobilize the upper limb area in order to enhance the post-surgery […]

Elbow braces

Introduction to elbow braces Supportive protective elbow braces Supportive and protective elbow braces are used to support and protect the elbow area of the arm due to minor injury. Softer elbow braces provide support to the elbow area in such a way as not to completely immobilize the arm, and are used mainly as protective […]

Knee Braces

Introduction to knee braces Knee braces are appliances used for knee support and protection Knee braces and orthoses range from patella sleeves to protective braces. They are mainly used in sport and protect minor injuries from further damage which can result in injuries that need corrective surgery. Most knee braces can be custom-made by Roger Wolfson. […]

Back and spinal braces

Introduction to back and Spinal Braces Back and spinal braces provide post-surgery back support and correctional posture support.  Back and spinal braces are available off the shelf as well as custom-made. The more solid form of back and spinal braces limit spine mobility and are ideal for post-surgery use. These types of brace are custom-made […]

Hip braces

Introduction to hip braces Hip Abduction Orthosis (hip brace) A hip abduction orthosis or hip brace is a brace used to treat hip dysplasia in infants. Features Effectiveness of the hip abduction orthosis or hip brace is based on the principle of using the seated squat position with flexion in excess of 90° combined with […]

From surgery to rehabilitation to the fitting of your prosthesis – The journey: part 2

From surgery to rehabilitation to the fitting of your prosthesis – The journey: part 2 – Learning about prosthetic limbs and their technicalities Modern prosthetics work so effectively nowadays and look so convincing that often, you may not be able to detect that one is being worn.  Those with prosthetic legs can often walk, run […]