Orthopaedic therapy

Supports and orthoses

Orthopedic therapy

Supports and orthoses strengthen your patients – trust the facts

It used to be the case that patients who had suffered joint diseases and injuries were handicapped for weeks by wearing plaster casts. Today there are other processes and aids that facilitate patient mobility during rehabilitation already: amongst other things, supports and orthoses from medi can be an important part of therapy, depending on condition. They support, fixate and mobilise the motor system. Numerous representative patient surveys and studies demonstrate this. 1,2,3,4

On behalf of eurocom, the opinion polling Institut für Demoskopie in Allensbach investigated how intensively supports and orthoses are used. Furthermore, the 435 users of supports and orthoses were asked whether the aid affected the pain they experienced.5

The result:

  • Patients wear supports and orthoses regularly.

  • The aids significantly assisted in their therapy.

  • It was possible to reduce or stop the consumption of painkillers by using supports and orthoses.

A medical aid that patients like to wear has a positive effect on the success of therapy

Natural movement processes and adjustment to anatomical circumstances ensure a high degree of user comfort. This is a decisive factor, because if the patient is happy to wear the prescribed aid and does so regularly, the conditions are right for the therapy to succeed.

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Sources:

1 Thomas R, Ducke I, Fischer D, Jachmann H, Mellerowicz H, von Mioduski C. Der Einfluss von Lumbalorthesen auf Schmerzlinderung, Muskelkraft und Statik. Orthopadie-Technik 2013; 12: 64-69.
2 Institut fur Demoskopie Allensbach im Auftrag von eurocom e. V. (Marz 2014), Elastische Bandagen und Orthesen: Versorgungsqualitat und Produktzufriedenheit – Ergebnisse einer reprasentativen Patientenbefragung.
3 Pfeifer M, Kohlwey L, Begerow B, Minne HW. Effects of two newly developed spinal orthoses on trunk muscle strength, posture, and quality-of-life in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis: a randomized trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2011; 90(10): 805–815.
4 Pfeifer M, Begerow B, Minne HW. Effects of a new spinal orthosis on posture, trunk strength, and quality of life in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis: a randomized trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 83(3): 177–186.
5 Institut fur Demoskopie Allensbach im Auftrag von eurocom e. V. (Marz 2014), Elastische Bandagen und Orthesen: Versorgungsqualitat und Produktzufriedenheit – Ergebnisse einer reprasentativen Patientenbefragung.

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