In today’s issue, we will cover the safe stance on two legs due to precompressed spring units. We would also like to take this opportunity to present the development of the NEURO SWING product family.
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DYNAMIC DORSIFLEXION STOP
Safe Stance on Two Legs due to Precompressed Spring Units
A safe stance on two legs is essential for people wearing orthoses. If your patient cannot stand and walk safely, it is often necessary to use medical devices such as crutches or walkers. By using a system ankle joint with a dynamic dorsiflexion stop as well as precompressed spring units with a high basic resistance, you create a dynamic balance and stability. No other medical devices are required and your patient has their hands free for everyday tasks.
Due to its flexible movement limitation, a dynamic dorsiflexion stop is better adapted to a physiological gait than a static dorsiflexion stop. In order to achieve the desired effect of the dynamic dorsiflexion stop, the use of precompressed spring units is necessary. In the following, we explain the differences between spring units that are precompressed and those that are not precompressed.
In order to bring a body into a stable balance, the forefoot lever must be activated. Precompressed spring units with high basic resistance provide dynamic balance and stability. This allows for a secure stance and gait over different terrains. Since no medical devices other than the orthosis are required, the hands are free for everyday tasks.
Commonly used standard coil springs must be heavily compressed to generate resistance. The nonexistent basic resistance due to the lack of precompression leads to a yielding of the spring when loaded during stance and, due to the missing security, to an unstable stance and gait. This requires the use of medical devices such as forearm crutches or walkers. The hands are therefore needed for support.
Precompressed + Dynamic
The precompressed spring units with the high basic resistance support the anatomical mobility in the ankle joint and a dynamic stance. This way, walking becomes fun again.
The high spring force of our spring units ensures that the energy is returned and thus enables a physiological gait, recognisable by the heel lift.
Would you like to learn more about the safe stance on two legs? You can find a short video explaining this topic on our YouTube channel.
The NEURO SWING Product Family
The NEURO SWING system ankle joint has been in our product range for almost ten years. We would like to use this anniversary as an opportunity to present to you the development of the NEURO SWING product family:
The original: although we are constantly working on the further development of the NEURO SWING system ankle joint, its well-proven strengths remain. It continues to distinguish itself by its extremely high spring forces. These enable an orthotic treatment for a variety of indications. Due to the numerous adjustment options, the system joint is well-suited for both adults and children.
In 2016, we took the next step. With the NEURO SWING H2O system ankle joint, we developed an all-rounder made of carbon that offers all the advantages of the original and has the added bonus of being resistant to dirt and water as well as being ultralight. This is a big plus not just for outdoor enthusiasts. All people who are wearing orthoses benefit from the additional protection.
The NEURO SWING 2 system ankle joint has been on the market since the end of last year. The new system ankle joint is the right choice for all those who appreciate walking more quietly. It is equipped with integrated noise reduction to keep the clicking of the stops to a minimum.
On the occasion of this anniversary, we have created a new leaflet in which the system ankle joints NEURO SWING, NEURO SWING H2O and NEURO SWING 2 are presented in detail. If you have not received the leaflet by mail by the end of the week, you can download it on our website or request it for free with your next order. Learn about the differences between the system joints and decide which one is best suited for your patients.