Physiotherapy That Includes the ArmTutor Improves Chances of Recovery

In an article in ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMA Dec. 2011  Drs. Adam Rumian,Duncan Coffey,Simon Fogerty and Roger Hackney discuss shoulder dislocation.
The shoulder is known to be the most frequently dislocated joint in the human body.  In order to relieve pain and reduce the risk of complications it is necessary to promptly reduce  the dislocation which should be performed as soon as possible in the emergency department but, in the case of a fracture, in the  operating theatre. Non-surgical treatment is the conventional method of management after a successful closed reduction. It involves immobilization of the affected shoulder for up to 6 weeks in conjunction with, or followed by, physiotherapy. Primary arthroscopic stabilization significantly reduces the rate of recurrent instability at young ages.
The ARMTUTOR system has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the upper extremity. The system consists of an ergonomic wearable arm brace and dedicated rehabilitation software. The ARMTUTOR rehabilitation concept is based on performing controlled exercise rehabilitation practice at a patient customized level with real time accurate feedback on the patient’s performance. So early in recovery from shoulder surgery the occupational and physical therapist will work on improving range of motion and accuracy and speed of movements as well as muscle strength. The exercises are designed in the form of challenging games that are suitable for a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic injuries and disease.
The TUTOR system, which includes the HANDTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR, is currently in use in leading U.S. and foreign hospitals and clinics. The TUTOR system is fully certified by the FDA and CE and can be used by children as well as adults.
See WWW.HANDTUTOR.COM for more information.

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