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NEURO SWING System Ankle Joint

When handing over the orthosis to the patient, you check the orthosis‘ alignment and make adjustments and change settings, if necessary. In an orthosis with NEURO SWING system ankle joint(s), there sometimes is a noise development that could be avoided. In the following, we would like to show you some possible sources of error as well as the measures to be taken.

 Settings NEURO SWING System Ankle Joint

Step 1/4

Loading Response
In this gait phase, a noise only develops if an unsuitable spring unit was mounted. If the patient drops the foot in an uncontrolled manner, this leads to a loud thud (plopping noise) on the ground.
→ mount a stronger spring unit dorsally 

Step 2/4

Mid Stance
In this gait phase, you can always hear a bumping noise. If an unsuitable spring unit was mounted, this noise intensifies.
If the bumping noise is too loud ventrally
→ mount a weaker spring unit dorsally. 
If the bumping noise is too loud dorsally
→ mount a stronger spring unit ventrally. 

Step 3/4

Terminal Stance
In this gait phase, a noise only develops if an unsuitable spring unit was mounted.
If the patient’s heel does not lift off the ground, a bumping noise develops. 
→ mount a stronger spring unit ventrally 

Step 4/4

Initial Swing
In this gait phase, you can always hear a bumping noise. If an unsuitable spring unit was mounted, this noise intensifies.
If the patient lifts the forefoot off the ground, the system joint snaps back to its original position. 
→ ventrally, mount a stronger spring unit than dorsally