First Use of Hand At Age 12

It has just been reported that Kyril, a 12 year old boy from Latvia can now do anything he wants with his right hand for the first time in his life. Kyril is one of a rare group of children that suffered from Brachial Plexus Palsy, a defect that occurs in one in 3-5,000 births that prevents normal movement of the hand. Most children learn to cope with it and 90 percent of them eventually are fine as the disability passes by 3 months of age. With Kyril it didn’t and he was sent to Israel where Dr. Mark Edelman, a pediatric orthopedist and the head of the pediatric orthopedic department at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, operated on him and ”rearranged” his wrist and shoulder bone. In addition to that miracle Kyril was able to leave the hospital after only one day as the operation precluded the need for a plastic cast and other treatments.

For others who are not so lucky and are suffering from Cerebral Palsy and other disabling diseases  getting the right type of physical therapy solution is critical in order to restore normal movement in the affected limb. Such a solution can be found in the TUTOR system. The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR have been included in physical therapy programs at leading U.S. and European hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. These devices are ergonomically designed gloves and braces that have sensors to detect even the slightest movement on dedicated software they are connected to. The physical therapists then record and quantify this information and design a customized intensive exercise program with augmented feedback leading to enhanced rehabilitation for the patient.

The TUTOR system is suitable for children as well as adults and can be used at the patient’s home through telerehabilitation. The TUTORs are fully certified by the FDA and CE. See WWW.MEDITOUCH.CO.IL for more information.

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