E-MAG Active

E-MAG Active

The E-MAG Active is a stance control orthosis which used electromagnets to provide control over the knee joint. The electromagnets combined with a sensor work to unlock and lock the knee when required as you walk. The knee lock can also be manually unlocked to enable free movement if required for specific activities e.g. riding a bicycle or sitting. The E-MAG Active is calibrated to your needs and abilities, providing you the optimal support at all times. This does also mean if you are undergoing rehabilitation the E-MAG Active can be adjusted to accommodate any improvements you may make.

What are the indications for use of an E-MAG Active?

There are many indications for using an E-MAG Active. These include:

  • Paralysis or failure of knee extensor muscles
  • Knee instability

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an E-MAG Active please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are an E-MAG Active often used for?

An E-MAG Active is often used for the following conditions:

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Post-Polio syndrome
  • Partial paralysis

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an E-MAG Active please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of an E-MAG Active?

There are many benefits that come from using an E-MAG Active. These include:

  • Improved control of the leg during stance phase of walking
  • Free movement of your knee during swing phase of walking
  • Increased stability
  • Large range of adjustments available to provide individualised support
  • Unique features enabling extended function e.g. riding a bicycle
  • Can be used by those with limited or no ankle function
  • Can be used bilaterally

There are many benefits using an E-MAG Active to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive an E-MAG Active?

The process to receive an E-MAG Active would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

The E-MAG Active is integrated into a custom orthosis which is designed for your specific needs, this will typically include a thigh and lower leg piece. In order to create the best orthosis for your needs your orthotist will complete a full assessment, observing your walking pattern, assessing your range of motion at joints as well as discussing your needs and wants from your orthosis. If the E-MAG Active is deemed appropriate your orthotist will take a series of measurements as well as a cast of your leg which will be used to create your custom orthosis. Once complete the E-MAG Active will be added to the custom orthosis, your orthotist will then make adjustments to the device to provide you with the optimal support.

How do I arrange an assessment for an E-MAG Active?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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