American Hospital Dubai to set up orthotics centre
Dubai, July 31, 2013
The American Hospital Dubai and Germany-based Storch & Beller, a custom orthotics specialist, have signed an agreement to create a centre for crafted custom orthotics in the hospital’s expanded Orthopedics and Total Joint Replacement Centre.
Storch & Beller will set up a dedicated, fully equipped workshop at the hospital with a trained master craftsman to offer the customised service, said a statement.
The agreement was signed at the hospital by Thomas Murray, chief executive officer of the American Hospital Dubai, and Udo Nachtman, managing partner of Storch & Beller.
Orthotics is the specialist medical area focusing on the design, manufacture and application of a device (an orthosis) such as medical braces, applied externally to limbs in order to modify the musculoskeletal system and help children and adult patients who need assistance with limb support, movement or rehabilitation.
Custom orthotics improves the functionality and healing of the patient by ensuring proper limb alignment.
Typical patients who benefit from an orthosis include those with spina bifida or cerebral palsy, or with a spinal cord injury or stroke. Orthoses can be used as prophylactics to optimise performance in sport.
The team at the Orthopedics and Total Joint Replacement Centre deliver orthopedic trauma management, joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee joints, acute and reparative management of joint dislocations, arthroscopic diagnostic and therapeutic surgery of knees and shoulders, as well as sports medicine and physiotherapy. - TradeArabia News Service