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In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Many things

The braces are used to maintain alignment and prvent contractures.
Also maintain stability when rehab is initiated.

In brief: Many things

The braces are used to maintain alignment and prvent contractures.
Also maintain stability when rehab is initiated.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Leg braces have seve

Leg braces help compensate for weakness that could be related to the stroke.
Although the prescription and determination of need and specifics for bracing is best accomplished by a knowledgeable physician in conjunction with a physical therapist and an orthotist(someone who makes braces), bracing could help with walking. If there is foot drop better clearance of the foot is accomplished.

In brief: Leg braces have seve

Leg braces help compensate for weakness that could be related to the stroke.
Although the prescription and determination of need and specifics for bracing is best accomplished by a knowledgeable physician in conjunction with a physical therapist and an orthotist(someone who makes braces), bracing could help with walking. If there is foot drop better clearance of the foot is accomplished.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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