A clinical review of the adult hip guidance orthosis (ParaWalker) in traumatic paraplegics

Abstract

Twenty Adult traumatic paraplegics with neurologically complete lesions between C8 and T12 have ambulated using a ParaWalker (adult hip guidance orthosis), for a minimum of 6 months at home. At follow up, on average 20 months from the date of issue of the orthosis, 17 patients (85%) were still regularly using their ParaWalker. Patients achieved independent use of the orthosis and low energy ambulation both indoors and outdoors on a variety of surfaces.A new classification of adult paraplegic ambulation using an orthosis is described.

DOI: 10.1038/sc.1988.6

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@article{Summers1988ACR, title={A clinical review of the adult hip guidance orthosis (ParaWalker) in traumatic paraplegics}, author={B N Summers and Martin Raymond McClelland and Wagih El Masri}, journal={Paraplegia}, year={1988}, volume={26}, pages={19-26} }