Friday, June 14, 2024

Re: video of exo skeletal system

Wil Haines

This is great stuff, but there are problems associated with this for
many “waiting” users. Years ago, Jerry Petrofsky, Ph. D., and his
associates, walked clients with a computer assisted system at Wright
State University in Dayton, Ohio. I was minimally involved with that,
but did see a few of their clients along the way, due to my relationship
with the orthopedic surgeons who handled the patients, known as subjects
at the university. I won’t say how many, but several of those clients
suffered serious fractures during weight bearing, due to osteoporosis.
Hopefully, there are now improvements in medicines and training
techniques whereby this serious side-affect can be eliminated or
minimized. I also hope that the potential for fractures is made clear to
those involved with this orthosis. Beyond that, I believe this is a
marvelous hope for those affected by paralysis and want to walk again.

Wil Haines, CPO
MaxCare Bionics
Avon, IN 46123

On 5/9/2011 3:01 PM, Kraig H. CP wrote:
> *
> *this is a link to video of exoskeletal system
> mislabeled exoskeleton bionic legs helping people
> walk
> it’s pretty cumbersome compared to the japanese sytems but these patient’s
> are of a good size
> Kraig Helberg CP
> C.D.Denison
> 32 West Rd SUITE 120
> Towson, MD 21204
> ********************
> To unsubscribe, send a message to: [email protected] with
> the words UNSUB OANDP-L in the body of the
> message.
> If you have a problem unsubscribing,or have other
> questions, send e-mail to the moderator
> Paul E. Prusakowski,CPO at [email protected]
> OANDP-L is a forum for the discussion of topics
> related to Orthotics and Prosthetics.
> Public commercial postings are forbidden. Responses to inquiries
> should not be sent to the entire oandp-l list. Professional credentials
> or affiliations should be used in all communications.


Get unlimited access!

Join EDGE ADVANTAGE and unlock The O&P EDGE's vast library of archived content.


Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

The O&P EDGE Magazine
Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?