Overview Hip Joints
ORTHO-SYSTEMS specializes in orthotic joints and has the widest selection of weight-classified hip joints.
RGO: Reciprocating hip joints are generally indicated for use in patients with lesions at levels TH-5 to L-3. Here we distinguish between two different variants of reciprocating joints: one or two dimensional (1-D or 2-D). Conventional 1-D joints provide movement in flexion / extension, while 2-D hip joints add a pelvic rotation component for improved, smoother walking. Stabilization and motion transmission take place via a rocker-bar mechanism, which we can custom fabricate according to your specifications (model “AG”).
HKAFO: Partially restricted hip joints for HKAFOs are indicated for use in patients with lesions at levels L-3 to L-5, or for other diagnoses which necessitate hip stabilization. Here we distinguish between three different variants: 1-D, 2-D and 3-D. 1-D joints permit motion in flexion / extension only; 2-D joints add a pelvic rotation component for increased step length; 3-D hip joints include abduction. Stabilization of the pelvis takes place via a pelvic band, which we can custom fabricate according to your specifications (model “AG”).