Resin : what are possibilities for lower limb's orthoses?

Ms Emmanuelle STIVALAa, Dr Karine PATTEb, Dr Mélanie PORTEc

a Société d'Orthoprothésie Marcenac et Ducros, b Institut Saint-Pierre, c CHU Caremeau

Responsibles of the Workshop: Dr Karine PATTE, Dr Mélanie PORTE, Ms. Emmanuelle STIVALA, Ms. Nathalie LEMIRE.

General presentation: Lower limb’s orthoses are usually made of PE (Polyethylene), PP (Polypropylene) and carbon fiber. For a decade, prothesists have worked in close collaboration with rehab practitioners and orthopedic surgeons on material used for lower limb orthoses for children, in order to improve tolerance and adherence to treatment while keeping their effectiveness.

PVC-charged resin on a fabric matrix is a material recently diverted from podiatry to design walking or postural orthoses. This material is worth being used for its mechanical and aesthetic characteristics. Patient’s accounts and obtained results show a high tolerance to resin-made orthoses.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of orthoses, of orthopedics and neuro-orthopedics of children’s lower limbs.

Learning objectives: To revise different indications of lower limb’s orthoses and properties of usually used materials. To understand particular properties of resin and its interest for making lower limb’s orthoses. To see trough clinical cases the indications of its use.

Material: Video display, tables for orthosis presentations.

Method: Interactive Workshop.

Audience: PMR practitioners, physiotherapists, ortho-prothesists and podo-orthosists.

Number of participants: 30.

Language: French.

Keywords : Resin, orthoses, orthopaedic, neuroorthopaedic, pediatric PMR.