Stepping into the future

Netcare has implemented an electronic medical record system, CareOn, which has enabled staff to have a truly patient-centric approach to treatment. Heinrich Grimsehl explains In 2018, Netcare embarked on a journey to digitise clinical records. This would provide patients with the best and safest care. Only a year later, by...

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From strength to strength

Every so often, someone completely inspiring crosses our path. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL shares the story of one patient who continues to amaze Meet Louisa Brown: Wife, mother of twins, Christian counsellor, fitness fanatic, professional photographer, Rottweiler breeder, and … oh yes, I almost forgot, transfemoral (above-the-knee) amputee. In 2002, Louisa lost […]

Prosthesis only the tip of the iceberg

For HEINRICH GRIMSEHL rehabilitation is much more than simply fitting a patient for a prosthesis. He shares his thoughts What is a rehabilitation protocol and why is it so important? This is better explained by an example. Let’s say for example your leg was amputated below the knee, the wound...

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Dangers of Dr Google

With so much information available online, it can be difficult to pick the right products and solutions for you. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL points out the value of consulting the specialists Recently I visited a rehabilitation doctor’s consultation room. On her desk was a coffee mug with the following words on it: “Please...

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I lost my leg, please treat me properly (Part 2)

In the second part of the series, Heinrich Grimsehl investigates the ideal socket fitment protocol Please be informed that this article is a follow up from my article in the previous edition of ROLLING INSPIRATION. The same disclaimer applies. This is simply my opinion. Also, this article should only be […]

I lost my leg, please treat me properly

Not all medical professionals perform quite as required – therefore you should know your rehabilitation landmarks. In the first part of this series, Heinrich Grimsehl explains some basic treatment protocols At the beginning of an article like this the disclaimers are important. You will soon see why. Everything in this...

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The “upside-down” knee

  A breakthrough in knee prosthesis technology has proven to be very good news for above-the-knee amputees Transfemoral amputees with especially short residual limbs are finally offered a prosthetic solution with incredible results. Just as the name suggests, the Very Good Knee, or VGK-S (S for short stump), is an...

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