Scoliosis is a sideways deviation of the spine greater than 10 degrees. Scoliosis treatment will vary depending on age, degree of deviation, location and potential for progression. The objective is to stop the evolution of the curvature, improve aesthetic aspects related to the deviation and correct postural abnormalities by increasing the musculature of the trunk and facilitating pulmonary ventilation.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world. As such, it is essential for specialists to keep up to date on the latest scientific advances in this field, such as the latest developments in diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, and clinical and epidemiological aspects. This ensures that patients will receive the best possible treatment.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that affects people of all ages. It is characterised by recurrent seizures. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it affects about 50 million people in the world, which makes it one of the most common neurological disorders. About 70% respond to treatment, but some cases, in which attacks cannot be controlled with medication, are inoperable. Until now. An ambitious research project has discovered a diagnostic technique that will make surgical intervention possible.
As part of the day-to-day work of orthopaedic pharmacists, it is necessary for them to know the correct way of taking measurements when fitting an orthosis. Since, on many occasions, patients can have anatomical and pathological characteristics that differ from the measurements in which orthoses are mass produced. In order to ensure an optimum fit and, therefore, certify that the orthosis will have the appropriate therapeutic/preventative effect.
Discovering the cause or etiology of diseases such as Parkinson’s is essential to finding a treatment to prevent it. There are more and more advances in this field. And one of the latest ones is that Parkinson’s could be an autoimmune disease.
One of the most common injuries in traumatology is the proximal humerus fracture, or fracture of the shoulder. It can occur at any age, but is especially common among the elderly due to osteoporosis and the frequent falls that occur in old age. Humerus fracture recovery time depends on several factors, but it usually takes at least three months for a complete return to everyday activities.
Exoskeletons are revolutionising rehabilitation and the treatment of many diseases. They represent an opportunity for many people to return to being able to walk. Because of the possibilities they offer, research into new solutions is progressing rapidly. The latest? Custom exoskeletons to optimise treatment.
Injuries to the Achilles tendon can be classified as tendinopathy, paratendinitis and bursitis, including retrocalcaneal bursitis. The latter can be caused by a deformity of the calcaneus, resulting from a bony prominence known as Haglund’s syndrome. To prevent discomfort caused by friction or the inflammation making contact with footwear, it is advisable to wear an Achilles tendon ankle brace, such as Achillosil by Orliman.
Cervical pain is caused by excessive loading on the muscles and heavy wear on the vertebrae. It is an intense pain that can cause stiffness, headache, nausea and dizziness, among other symptoms of cervical pain. One of the solutions to cervical problems is medical therapy. The aim of this treatment is to exercise the weak muscles of the back to combat the cause of pain.
Gonarthrosis or osteoarthritis of the knee is, after osteoarthritis of the hip, the second most common type of osteoarthritis. Wear to the cartilage of this joint causes the bones to rub together, resulting in intense pain and movement limitation. It is also a very rapid degeneration. This affects and impairs the quality of life of patients, who are usually women over the age of 40. Using a gonarthrosis knee brace helps to relieve pain and stabilise the knee. That way, the patient can return to living a more normal life.