Posted May 01, 2019 12:59:47If you’ve had surgery to repair a broken ankle or knee or suffered an accident, it’s a common occurrence to be told that an implant in your ankle or leg has given you a new advantage.
But what if you can’t feel the difference?
It’s a rare but possible medical condition called orthopedically impaired central orthopaedic group.
The term refers to people who have problems seeing the inside of the joint and hearing what is happening.
It’s an even rarer condition, in which patients can’t sense that they’re having a problem, but the nerves in their legs, feet and back don’t respond well to an implant.
In these patients, the implant, known as a central orthostatic device (COS), has an effect on the nerves that send signals to muscles that control the movement of the foot.
But there are a number of conditions that can cause this problem, including stroke and spinal cord injury.
What to do if you’re an orthopedist?
In the rare case of orthopedists, COS can be a complication of surgery.
When you’re given an implant, you may feel that you have to put your foot into your other leg to get the implant inserted.
But in a COS patient, your body doesn’t sense this, and the implant sits there.
The pain is not felt, so you can keep walking without it.
In some patients, however, there is a way to avoid having a COSS implanted.
A small device known as an ophthalmic device, or ODD, can change the way the nerves send signals.
It can change which part of the nerve that’s sending a signal is stimulated.
In people who don’t have an orthostasis brace, the ophthalmologist inserts a small, narrow device called an ocular electrode that’s placed on the outside of the knee.
The ocular electrodes sit on the surface of the kneecap and allow them to sense the sensation of pressure on the inside.
If the pain from a Coss doesn’t bother you, it can be placed on top of your normal knee joint and your pain will disappear.
But if the pain is too much for you, the surgeon may have to do a prosthesis or a sling.
If you think you may have COSS, you can call your doctor or the American Orthopaedics Society for Sports Medicine to get a referral.
If your orthopedical surgeon has COSS but doesn’t have surgery to fix it, you might need to see a specialist in your area.
In that case, the orthopediologist may recommend a specialist surgery to help correct the problem.