An idea for COVID-19 patients? Use the Andago to retrain walking
The case described involves a 31-year-old patient with an arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare, non-progressive congenital disease leading to multiple joint contractures and muscle weakness. For this particular patient, the disease led to scoliosis and an associated restrictive lung disease. Due to this pre-condition, when she was recently hospitalised with pneumonia, she needed ventilator support and ICU care. Following release to the general ward, the patient was unable to ambulate further than 3m, even with physical support and she had a dependency on oxygen. And here is where the Andago came in.