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Orthoses, Lower Limb, Total, Gait, Self-Propelled, Reciprocating

Definition : Self-propelled gait total lower-limb functional orthoses propelled by muscular power that are designed to make possible and/or improve gaiting by augmenting the limb functions through a linkage between both legs that permit simultaneous extension of one hip and flexion of the contralateral hip. These orthoses include a mechanism that provides the appropriate linkage between the legs for step-over-step gait (known as reciprocating gait orthoses, [RGO]). The mechanism usually includes a cable and pulley system to couple the leg extension and flexion; crutches are frequently needed to provide balance. Also available are dedicated RGOs that use a frame resembling a walker and a pivoted central bar instead of cables. These facilitate the reciprocating gait capability with less effort. Known as isocentric reciprocating gait orthoses (IRGO), these orthoses are frequently used by children.

Entry Terms : "Advanced Reciprocating Gait Orthoses" , "Isocentric Reciprocating Gait Orthoses" , "Reciprocating Gait Orthoses"

UMDC code : 28790

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Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc

Company Type: Parent

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger, Inc., formerly known as Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services. For nearly 150 years, Hanger has established and maintained a tradition of excellence attributable to the dedication and clinical expertise of our providers, our steadfast support of research and development, and our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction.Hanger, Inc. comprises five wholly-owned subsidiaries that serve different segments of the O&P industry – Hanger Clinic, SPS, Innovative Neurotronics, Linkia and Accelerated Care Plus (ACP). Each one contributes to Hanger's unique identity as a patient-focused company combining a reputation for clinical excellence with a progressive approach to the use of emerging technologies.

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