Orthopaedic appliances are used in various types of healthcare facilities. Most of them are used in orthopaedic wards of hospitals where orthopaedic surgeries are performed. Orthopaedic accessories are also necessary in geriatric, surgical and SOR wards, i.e. in the place where patients are placed before they reach the target wards in the institution.
Orthopaedic appliances are a diverse group of devices designed to improve the recovery of people with injuries or movement and comfortable existence of people who have permanent damage to the locomotor system. Rehabilitation equipment is essential for people who, as a result of injury or surgery, must perform recommended rehabilitation exercises appropriate to their condition, helping them to recover fully.
Orthopaedic appliances for patients immobile in bed
People who are lying down are often placed in a ward on so-called orthopaedic beds. As a result of an injury or surgery, the patient will be able to rise or change position on their own strength. The orthopaedic bed is equipped with an adjustable headrest, extracts to hold the upper limb, extracts for the lower limbs, which should remain immobilized in a raised position. Rehabilitation mattresses help to increase the comfort of patients, especially when there is a risk of the formation of bedsores.
What helps to improve mobility?
Patients who are unable to walk on their own are transported to treatments, examinations and wheelchairs to the bathroom. Modern wheelchairs are traditional appliances or electric vehicles with high backrests for people with paralysis. Outside the hospital, sports wheelchairs are used, allowing the disabled to spend time actively. When patients have the ability to move but require additional support, orthopaedic balls are used which, thanks to their height adjustment, facilitate movement in case of fractures or twists of the lower limb. Older people often use tripod orthopaedic balls or balconies to improve balance.

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