'MYNI's orthosis': A self-adjustable, dynamic knee extension orthosis for quadriceps weakness in haemophilia rehabilitation

C. Manigandan*, E. Bedford, S. Kumar, V. Nathan, B. K. Peter, J. Charles Premkumar

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Abstract

In developing countries like India, where walking is the primary, preferred and feasible mode of transport, the implications following quadriceps weakness poses a serious threat to ones functional independence. This has been a challenge for professionals while ambulating individuals with haemophilia, where quadriceps weakness is very common. Although external splinting has been understood for many years, as a means of support in haemophilia, there is still a dearth of knowledge in making an appropriate splint to assist or to take over the weak quadriceps during ambulation. This newly designed 'MYNI's orthosis' helps in versatile ways in addition to assisting the weak quadriceps. It provides prolonged stretch to contracted tissue, allows for being used as a serial cast in improving the knee range and is cosmetically acceptable. Above all, it is user-friendly, thus enhancing compliance and superior outcome in haemophilic knee rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-742
Number of pages5
JournalHaemophilia
Volume10
Issue number6
Early online date8 Sep 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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