Chartered Physiotherapist and co-owner of Bristol
"the geko™ has produced some outstanding results with one of my
clients suffering with a long term ankle injury. She's a keen
runner who sustained a nasty fracture dislocation in 2001. Her
ankle was pinned and plated and has since had an arthroscopy to
clean the joint out. Her main problem was the lack of range of
movement and moderate swelling post exercise. Physiotherapy
interventions such as acupuncture, massages and joint manipulation
all helped, but she still needed to overcome the post exercise
swelling when away from the Physio clinic. Nothing has helped her
as much as the geko™. She applies the device, for 2 hours every
night. She can now exercise/run on consecutive days for the
1st time in 12 years!"
"I have used it personally with success on patients for
Richmond Physiotherapy Clinic
"I've had another success with one of the geko's
with someone with a severe dead leg in a rugby game last week
- he made a quick recovery and hopefully will be able to play for
England Students this coming weekend"
Lead Physiotherapist Richmond Physiotherapy
"I can see the gekoTM device being really
useful in a broad range of patients-certainly following surgery of
the ankle, knee or hip to facilitate [increased] blood flow in the
early stages post-operatively ….and further on in rehab the device
will have a role in tissue repair."
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Worthington, Leigh
Wigan NHS Trust
"The gekoTM device is providing
significant immediate clinical benefit to our patients"(wound
Nurse Practitioner Wound Management, Greater Newcastle
Cluster, NSW Australia
"What an amazing outcome the gekoTM has
already had for the 1st patient I have instructed in its
Dr Peter Dean
"Oedema decreased…Pain relief remarkable
Magic!" (venous insufficiency)
Professor T. Briggs
Medical Director, Royal National Orthopaedic
"I am excited by the potential of this novel device to prevent
significant adverse events in a high risk, high volume
According to the National Joint Registry over 150,000 lower limb
arthroplasty procedures were carried out throughout the UK in 2008.
Thromboembolic phenomena are a significant and common risk
following these operations. DVT prophylaxis is by medical therapy
and by prevention of blood stasis.
We are keen to examine the effect of the neuromuscular stimulator
to lower the risk of post-operative DVT both directly and
indirectly via increased ambulation.
David Warwick, MD BM FRCS FRCS(Orth)
Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery
Wessex Nuffield Hospital, Southampton, SO53
"The geko™ device offers the potential for effective,
affordable and convenient thromboprophylaxis".
Venous thromboembolism is an important, and largely preventable,
problem in orthopaedic surgery. Mechanical methods are intuitively
attractive as they can reduce the risk without introducing the
alternative risk of bleeding that is associated with chemical
methods. Existing mechanical methods rely on sequential or impulse
compression. These devices are relatively cumbersome and expensive.
Electrical stimulation showed encouraging results very many years
ago and the technology warrants a revisit. The geko™device offers
the potential for effective, affordable and convenient
Professor Ajay Kakkar
Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute,
"This technology has the potential to provide a
paradigm shift in thrombosis prevention".