- Increases treatment options for hemiparesis in collaboration with surgery and therapy if both cannot return upper limb and hand function.
- Enables qualifying patients to master functional tasks during therapy and then take the custom fabricated device home to increase ADLs.
- May reduce comorbidities by increasing patient activity, normalizing gait to improve balance and safety and working key muscle groups in the upper limb.
- Can range the affected arm to a programmed amount both during therapy and in the home.
- Increases quality of life by re-enabling the ability to perform functional tasks in the home.
- May increase safety by providing support for the affected arm as well as helping to maintain balance.
- Promotes patient use through a simplified user interface directly on the device.
- Enables the therapist to adjust all settings through an easy to use, tablet based configuration program. Staff training is optimized for minimal impact to the therapy clinic.
- May produce instant, visible results for the patient.
- Necessitates a clinical patient evaluation in collaboration with the occupational therapist to identify clinically appropriate patients.
- Requires a straightforward molding/casting process on the level required for a prosthetic, for custom fabrication of the orthosis by the manufacturer.
- Relies on standard O&P fitting and adjustment practices as well as training by providers to ensure a positive user experience.
- Provides the CPO with a high value treatment option for the underserved upper limb segment.
The MyoPro myoelectric orthosis can offer individuals living with a paralyzed arm the opportunity to regain function, increasing safety and quality of life in the home and reducing costs associated with comorbidities related to upper limb paralysis.
- The MyoPro can help individuals with neuromuscular injuries regain movement and function in the affected arm, promoting user independence and well being.
- Economic impact studies concluded that increased patient activities associated with having a prosthetic or orthosis reduced the number of hospital visits and can lower healthcare costs.
- The optimized design and training associated with the MyoPro minimizes impact to staff time and departments workflows.
Several white papers provide a clinical and economic assessment of the MyoPro.
A Clinical and Economic Assessment of a Myoelectric Orthosis for Brachial Plexus Injury
Clinical and Economic Impact of Utilizing Myoelectric Upper Extremity Orthoses in the VA Health System