One of the most common comorbidities among the elderly is pressure ulcers. This occurs when the patient remains in the same position for a long time. This in turn, causes an increase in pressure in certain areas called “pressure areas”, this areas include buttocks, shoulder blades, hip, tailbone, spine and the back of the limbs. By applying pressure for a long period of time the blood flow to that particular area is reduced, causing the tissues to die from lack of oxygen and nutrients.
Advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis provide hope to thousands of sufferers in the world. In Spain alone, it affects 47,000 people and, every year, 1,800 new cases of multiple sclerosis are diagnosed, according to the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN). Among these advances for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, the emergence of new drugs that have led to a change of approach to the disease stands out.
When a child has walking difficulties, it is advisable to use paediatric insoles. By doing so, foot problems and deformities can be treated early and corrected quickly. Orliman has developed new insoles for its Orliman Pediatric children’s orthopaedics and paediatrics range, which offer great benefits. In addition to being very comfortable and easy to wear.
The world’s first portable exoskeleton can be found in Spain. At Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital in Barcelona, to be precise. It is used to treat children with neuromuscular problems, improve their quality of life and delay physical after effects, such as loss of strength and mobility.
Herniated discs are a very common and painful condition. Treatment is usually conservative, but, if the patient does not respond and the pain causes incapacitation, it is necessary to resort to surgery.
The use of lumbosacral back supports for the treatment of lumbosciatica or lumbago is widespread. They can help prevent the intense pain that these conditions cause and also correct bad posture, which can be a contributing factor. At Orliman, we have redesigned our Lumbitron Elite back support to increase its benefits and improve patient comfort.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition, affecting 3% of the population. Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment begins with immobilisation of the joint with a carpal tunnel splint and adaptation of activities. If this fails to work, surgery usually becomes necessary, but recent research has shown that physiotherapy treatment could yield better results.
Two hundred years after the first trial that described Parkinson’s disease, advances are being made to identify its origin. Recently, a group of researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm discovered that it could originate in the bowels and spread to the brain through the vagus nerve.
Surgery on sporting injuries is undergoing a revolution with the use of diagnostic ultrasound. It is a minimally invasive technique that helps to locate the damaged area and focus all of the treatment on it. This means that it is not necessary to perform surgery, making it more effective, reducing recovery time and ensuring fewer complications for the patient.
Virtual reality is a computer system that generates representations of reality. With the use of special glasses, you can have the feeling of entering into that illusion and interacting with what is there. There are numerous applications, for example, it can be used as a tool in the fight against Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. The possibility of using virtual reality for early diagnosis of these diseases is currently being investigated.