A better quality of life for iliosacral joint patients

New study results about SacroLoc pelvic orthosis

Jan 30, 2019

Less pain, more back stability and improved balance in patients with chronic symptoms in their iliosacral joints (SI joints) – all this has been demonstrated in a new study with SacroLoc. In a controlled lab study, movement scientists at the Technical University of Chemnitz investigated the levels of pain and stability experienced by 44 SI joint patients over a period of six weeks. Using a numerical rating scale (NRS) ranging from 0 to 10, the patients assessed their pain, feeling of stability and degree of limitation when standing, sitting, walking and lying down as well as during their daily private and professional routines. Among the 22 patients who were provided with SacroLoc pelvic orthosis, their intensity of pain was reduced from 4.5 to 2.0 NRS points, while their feeling of stability increased from 5 to 7.5 NRS points: for both parameters, these values were better than in the control group without the orthosis. 19 of them indicated that their chronic pain had improved. For the question regarding restriction of activity, all the patients experienced improvements. When standing and sitting in their private and particularly in their professional routines, these improvements were significantly greater with SacroLoc than without the pelvic orthosis. The peak value was achieved by therapeutic treatment when standing, with an average improvement of 3.5 NRS points. This positive impact on stability of posture was confirmed experimentally by measurements of dynamic balance.The Bauerfeind Academy is happy to provide a summary of the study results as a digital white paper in German and English, please send an e-mail to medical.affairs@bauerfeind.com.

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