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RGO (RESIPROCAL GAIT ORTHOSIS)

Reciprocal Walking Orthosis (RGO) is a functional walking orthosis that needs support in walking, can mentally ambulate, and is widely applied in indications such as Spina Bifida, Traumatic Paraplegia, Muscular dystrophies. RGO provides excellent walking function compared to other orthoses.

The freedom of the hands to use the device and the free hip joint structure prevent both freedom in movements and hip contracture formation. The forward movement of one leg and the backward movement of the other leg through the joint mechanism, which is repeated with each step, actively stretches and works the muscles of the hip region.

18-month-old children can be considered as a starting point for using the device. Being applicable at an early age, it gives a better chance in standing and stepping, as well as providing a very important effect on their physiological, skeletal and psychological development.

RGO is commonly used at lesion levels L3 to T12 (possible at higher levels). Good upper extremity strength, high motivation, good family support and minimal potential contracture certainly contribute to successful use of the device.

ISOCENTRIC RGO APPLICATION AND FEATURES

The ISOSENTRIC RGO is a walking device designed for patients with little or no control in the lower extremities due to neuromuscular impairment or injury. The device ideally; It is suitable for patients with spina bifida, traumatic paraplegia, muscular dystrophy, osteogenisis imperfecta.

ISOCENTRIC RGO ADVANTAGES:

  • Efficient ambulation - ISOSENTRIK provides more efficient energy recycling. This creates energy savings for users with muscle weakness. It also facilitates walking as it encourages more physical activity for overweight users.
  • Hands-free-standing, balance-support-standing allows the use of hands for different activities. Supporting the knee and ankle joint, except for the hip joint, by the device helps the user to stand without using a walker or cane.
  • Dynamic Hip Lift- Many patients with spina bifida and paraplegia are prone to hip flexion contractures. This tendency is inhibited by the mechanism where one leg moves forward from the RGO device and the other leg moves back. Thanks to this mechanism, active stretching and therapy effect is provided at every step.