St Joseph Hospital220 Overton Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Telephone: 800-955-2 668 or 901-577-2772.
Web: No known web address.
Products manufactured by St Joseph Hospital (listed alphabetically)
VANNINI-RIZZOLI STABILIZING ORTHOSIS (OR ITALIAN BOOT ORTHOSIS)
Designed for spinal cord injury patients, these boots extend to four centimeters below the knee to immobilize the ankles and feet in approximately 10 -15 degrees of plantar flexion. The patient controls balance by holding the head high with shoulders back and hips forward, effectively locking the knees. Patients learn to walk by shifting the upper body left or right, causing the center of gravity to shift, then moving the unweighted foot in a pendulum motion.