Ottobock reveals new addition to range of upper limb orthoses
New orthosis gives stroke survivors and people with neurological conditions more options to facilitate movement and increase control over hands, wrists and fingers.
Ottobock’s newly-launched Manu Neurexa plus sets a new standard for treatment with wrist orthoses, supporting the function and/or the positioning of the wrist, hand and finger structures. The orthosis is primarily suitable for patients who have lost control over their wrist, hand and fingers as a result of neurological conditions including stroke, MS or tetraplegia.
Function and effects
The Manu Neurexa plus stabilises and supports the wrist and hand in a natural, neutral position. This encourages active movement, since the more the hand is used and the earlier rehabilitation is started, the more mobility is restored.
The Manu Neurexa plus:
- Supports the wrist in a position that maximises function and allows continuous adjustment
- Limits the movement of the hand in the palmar direction. The hand can be held with either palmar or volar support
- Supports the patient’s gripping ability
- Can relieve pain
- Can prevent mal-positioning
- Suitable for overnight positioning in combination with the hand support rest
- Designed for single-handed application
- Orthosis is comfortable to wear with a lightweight design and soft TriTech climate-regulating material
- Protects the hand and wrist joint against external influences
Combination with Omo Neurexa plus
For the first time, a significant increase in functionality can be achieved by combing the Manu Neurexa plus with Ottobock’s shoulder orthosis, the Omo Neurexa plus, to form a shoulder-elbow-wrist-hand orthosis (SEWHO).