Presentation on theme: "SCI Orthotics. Review Nomenclature Spine support orthoses Neck, ThoracoLumbarSacral Joint support orthoses Typically lower limb motor loss adaptations."— Presentation transcript:
Review Nomenclature Spine support orthoses Neck, ThoracoLumbarSacral Joint support orthoses Typically lower limb motor loss adaptations Motor augmentation orthoses Typically upper limb motor presence augmentation Protection orthoses
Orthotic Definition Device used to assist, resist, align or simulate function of a body part or system. Typically applies forces to affected extremity. Force has magnitude, direction and application point. Effectiveness depends on all 3. Movement = rotation, translation or combination of 2. Torque is strength of rotational force.
Orthotic Nomenclature 1971 – American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association promoted standardized nomenclature 1972 – new language put into use
Committee on Prosthetic-Orthotic Education of the National Academy of Sciences All exoskeletal devices called orthotics Described by joints they encompass Abbreviate each joint name to 1 letter Combination of symbols to indicate desired control of designated function
Orthotic Materials Thin metal, plastic, foam, epoxy, plaster. Short use = low durability need High frequency & load = high durability need
Spine Support Goal is stabilization in desired plane of motion Flex/ext, sidebending, rotation Absolute vs. relative restriction
Cervical Orthoses Philly: AP motion limited to 30% normal, 43% rotation, 67% side bend. SOMI: 13-27% sagittal motion, 34% rotation, 66% side bend HALO: believed most restrictive, least overall C-spine motion but individual snaking of vertebrae. Koch – 31% sagittal motion reduction in tetraplegia, suggested intimate fit body vest was best. 1978
ThoracoLumbarSacral Orthoses 3 point force application theory No true immobilization, just limitation of interspinous motion Limited sagittal control For effectiveness, must provide inhibitory feedback signal over bony prominences to reduce patient movement efforts.
LS Orthoses Commonly used for back pain syndromes Little consistent data to support idea that disk pressures reduced in lifting tasks. Nachemson A.
TLSO types Jewitt Knight-Taylor LS corsett Clamshell or turtleshell
Limb Support Orthoses Reciprocating gait orthosis HKAFO KAFO AFO
Motor Augmentation Orthoses Cervical deficits can use substitution or enhancement Upper limbs job = terminal device (hand) placement in environment Feeding most important! Balanced forearm orthosis (BFO), tenodesis devices, hand & digit flexion or extension assist orthoses, built up grips for grip loss. General environmental control units Oromotor adaptive equipment
Static Position Maintenance Orthoses Common use in SCI, CVA Prevent contracture, maintain functional position of hand.
Interface technology for high cervical injuries Eye movement tracking Sip & puff Voice recognition
Pupil Corneal Reflection System Dark Pupil IR Image of the Eye Estimate of Pupil Center & Corneal Reflections Original Hockey Helmet System Mapping of Eye onto 2D CCD Array
Human-Machine Interfaces Visual control of movement, function or processes Visual control of movement, function or processes Visual control of systems from a remote location Visual control of systems from a remote location Combined Control Combined Control
Protection Orthoses Skin protection PRAFO, multi-Podus – many brand names Not = heel pads, key is suspension of calcaneal posterior surface in space, no contact! Risk of Achilles tendon irritation