My wife has both CIDP and PM, and possibly IBM, all
diagnosed by Dr Engle. She was several years
getting the referral to Dr Engle with local doctors
doing the "patting the hand" routine, so by then she was
well into it and had fallen a few times from quadricep
weakness. Dr Engle put her on IVIG which brought
her back about 50%. Now, after a couple years at
50% she has been slipping downward and walks with a cane
and sometimes walker. She is VERY susceptible to
falls with right knee bending and no strength to stop
it, which brings me up to my question.
Dr. Engle recommended her
getting a knee brace that has a tension against bending
and kind of assists the leg extension. It makes
perfect sense and he has helped patients with some
success. The idea is to make the knee "think"
about starting to bend and avoid the whole event.