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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCINCES   FALL 2007 , Volume 18 , Number 3; Page(s) 603 To 605.
 
Paper: 

A SUCCESSFUL USE OF ARGO IN PARAPLEGIC PATIENTS: CASE STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  SALEK ZAMANI Y.*, SHAKOURI S.K., HOSSEINZADEH N., SHAMIZADEH M.
 
* PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATIA DEPARTMENT, TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Spinal cord injury is a severe and complicated injury that primarily affects young people. One of the most important disabilities of these patients is inability of ambulation. So standing and walking ability is an important goal for rehabilitation program. One of the newly developed orthosis used in patients with upper level of injury such as thoracic or upper lumber is ARGO. This orthosis is a kind of THKAFO orthosis. This is a case report of a 36 year-old women with spinal cord injury at L2 level since 20 years ago. For this patient, an ARGO was implemented and after complete rehabilitating program, including education and gait training in a 9 month follow-up, she achieved household ambulation using 2 crutch.

 
Keyword(s): ORTHOSIS, PARAPLEGIA, AMBULATION, ARGO
 
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