Medical Information

DYNAMIC PARAPODIUM is a PERFECT medical device recommended to people with affection of paraparesis, paraplegia or Infantile Cerebral Palsy.

Advantages Of Dynamic Parapodium:

  1. Self-dependent standing up, i.e. assuming upright position and self-dependent sitting up with beneficial forced exercise of the upper extremities, which, in turn, leads to:
    • Elimination of muscular and articular contractures as well as spasticity
    • Adequate nutrient supply to the connective tissue
    • Healing of bedsores
    • Physiological load of the skeletal and articular system (locomotor system)
    • Physiological function (and location in body cavities) of internal organs (peristaltics of the intestines - bowel movements, normalisation of the mechanisms of micturition-neurogenic bladder) and others
    • Normalisation of function of the cardiovascular and respiratory system.
  2. Self-dependent, completely safe and comfortable standing without the necessity to use hands for many hours (even if the patient loses consciousness the upright position is maintained owing to continuous control of the centre of gravity of the body).
  3. Self-dependent, completely safe locomotion using the patient's own muscular strength without the necessity of external source of energy (external power supply) making full self-service and serving other people possible.
  4. Wide range of rehabilitation together with ergotherapy (by work). Improving general condition as preparation for practicing sports.
  5. Preparation of the organism for use of other systems of orthoses of locomotion aid type helping the patient to walk in the environment of healthy people.

Disturbances Of Function Of Internal Organs in Disabled Subjects Due To Chronic Sitting Position And/or Bed Ridding

Considerable limitation of physical activity due to chronic supine or/and sitting position leads to the development of interconnected pathological consequences, such as:

  • Degenerative changes in the cardiovascular system
  • Orthostatic hypotensive syndrome
  • Venous stasis, deep venous thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Increased risk of coronary disease (lower serum level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol - HDL-C)
  • Increase of body weight due to lowered basal metabolic rate and reduced daily energy
  • Expenditure connected with the lack of physical activity
  • Gas exchange abnormalities
  • Increased risk of atelectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Reduced maximum oxygen consumption
  • Hyperkalcemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Miction (excretion of urine) and defecation (bowel movement) disturbances
  • Increasing difficulty in everyday activities
  • Upper extremity overload syndromes
  • Muscular atrophy accompanied by contractures involving multiple joints
  • Pathological long bone fractures
  • Reduced ability to function independently
  • Skin integrity disturbances
  • Damage to peripheral nerves
  • Increased level of stress associated with everyday activities
  • Disturbances of sensory perception
  • Social interactions and self-acceptation more difficult (depression)
  • Increased stigmatization, stereotypy, discrimination and lack of acceptation among the active members of the society
  • Reduced effectiveness and possibility of rehabilitation, which leads to secondary aggravation of the above disorders.