A plastic body jacket used for a variety of diagnoses including post-operative protection, scoliosis, and vertebral fractures.
Consists of a spinal orthosis in addition to an HKAFO for control of trunk motion and spinal alignment.
|(A) HKAFO: This type of orthosis encompasses the hip, knee, and ankle joints to control selected motions.|
|(B) RGO: This type of orthosis, in addition to providing control to the selected motions of the hip, knee, and ankle joints, helps SCI patients develop a reciprocating gait pattern.|
|If the patient flexes her/ his right hip, then the device helps in the extension of the left hip which results in a reciprocating gait pattern. RGO: reciprocating gait orthosis, HKAFO: hip knee ankle foot orthosis, SCI: spinal cord injury. Barati K, et al.|
Comparison of the quality of life in individuals with spinal cord injury wearing either reciprocating gait orthosis or hip knee ankle foot orthosis: a cross-sectional study, Barati K, Kamyab M, Kamali M. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2021 Aug;16(6):562-566. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2019.1685014. Epub 2020 Mar 19.