NEURO SWING - Partial Foot Prostheses

Every year, more than 50,000 people in Germany undergo a partial foot amputation [Spo, p. 5]. After an amputation, a prosthesis serves as a replacement for the lost limb. With it, the patient should be able to stand and walk as normally as possible again.
To achieve this goal, basic anatomical and physiological knowledge is necessary. The prosthetist has the demanding task of fitting the patient with a prosthesis in the best possible way. Depending on the amputation level, the prosthetic treatment is usually carried out using traditional treatment concepts. However, there is still a lot of untapped potential.
With the NEURO SWING system ankle joint, many traditional, inadequate prosthesis concepts for patients with partial foot amputations can be critically questioned. This guide has been created to provide a basis for the prosthetic treatment of patients with partial foot amputations and to show new possibilities. A targeted classification with three different types of treatment was developed to serve as a foundation for the present treatment concept. The resulting treatment suggestions are based on practical experience and scientific findings concerning the NEURO SWING system ankle joint.
Our guide does not claim to be perfect. Rather, it is intended to be the impetus to rethink the prosthetic treatment of patients with partial foot amputations.
We are grateful that we were able to count on the support of our customers during the planning and production of the first NEURO SWING partial foot prostheses. A big thank you also goes to the patients who had the courage to try out a new type of treatment. With this guide we would like to show new ways for a better prosthetic treatment of patients with partial foot amputations. We cordially invite you to take this step with us.
Your FIOR & GENTZ team

Article - The O&P EDGE Magazine June 2021

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