The Reciprocating Gait Orthosis is designed to provide as normal method of ambulation as possible for paraplegic patients. The energy expended for paraplegic ambulation is enormous. This fact justified the search for more efficient systems that reduce friction as well as weight.
In 1989, Christopher Poplawski developed first center pivoting cable-free system that significantly reduced friction, increased durability and improved the cosmesis of the orthosis.
Even though most
significant disadvantages were overcome, experience taught us about two
shortcomings with the Single Pivot ( ISOMETRIC ) system. First, for larger
hip diameters required the use of heavier and bulkier materials. Second,
in some cases, center pivot screw interfered with adjustments around the
bony areas of the spine.
Learning from experience, Christopher Poplawski developed the Dual Pivot (BIOMETRIC) system, which provides a number of advantages;
BIOMETRIC R.G.O. is ideal for large adults, as well as pediatric patients.
Variety of Applications
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