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Paralyzed patients can use their hands..

June 14

Paralyzed patients can use their hands and walk with the robot

With post-stroke rehabilitation, the patient may become independent or less dependent.

With post-stroke rehabilitation, the patient may become independent or less dependent.

Stroke (paralysis) is caused by blockage or bleeding in the vessels in the brain. The incidence increases with age and discomfort such as hypertension and sugar. Depending on the affected side of the brain, paralysis develops in the right or left half of the body. The shape of the table depends on the number of brain nerves affected and the tasks of the nerves.

Stroke (Paralysis) is sometimes life-threatening, but it is also possible to return to normal life after stroke. Return to normal life requires treatment and rehabilitation. Because nerve cells are different from other cells in the body. When damaged, the survivors cannot proliferate to form new nerve cells, but recovery of their function is possible. This improvement is made possible by the reorganization of the communication network between the intact nerves, ie neural plasticity. The first 6 months are critical in the healing process of the nerves. The goal of post stroke therapy is to make the patient independent or less dependent.

Paralysis rehabilitation is multifaceted. Weakness, imbalance, stiffness in muscles and joints, painful shoulder, speech-deglutition disorders and depression are common in patients. Treatment is also team work. Exercises are performed by physiotherapists under the supervision of a physician. Electrotherapy sessions, which regulate the current frequency and type, occupational therapies for daily activities, exercise programs in the pool, speech therapy by speech therapist and robotic rehabilitation are performed with the development of technology.

With a tailored exercise program, physiotherapists work on preventing joint stiffness, strengthening the arm and leg muscles and independent sitting, balanced standing, stepping, walking, up and down stairs. In robot therapy, which is one of the best facilities of the technology, the patient is executed very close to the normal walking pattern and the signals of the normal walking pattern are created in the brain. After stroke patients' legs recover faster and better than hands. Robotic rehabilitation can be performed more intensively and comfortably for hands and arms which have more complex tasks than legs. Lifting power of water is used in pool therapy. The work force falling on the muscles of the patient is reduced and the exercises are performed more easily in the water. The speech therapist works with swallowing, making speech, and also swallowing patients with impaired swallowing.

Specialist Dr. Ayşe Nur TEKİN, who stated that in the new building of Fizikon Medical Center, treatment was performed with walking and hand rehabilitation robot and speech therapy in the outstanding and exclusive centers in Turkey, said: "As Fizikon family, we are able to offer these high level treatments to our patients."