orthosis

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orthosis

[ȯr′thōs·əs]
(medicine)
A device applied to a human limb to control or enhance movement or to prevent bone movement or deformity, for example, a splint or an arch support.
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Analysis of AFO rigidity was conducted either under bench testing or functional conditions.
We can observe in these figures that the safety factor is bellow one, which means the reason of the AFO failure is fatigue.
He waits until the horses go behind and the starter goes through the instruction procedure which includes: "Starter to AFO - are you in position?
Shorter than a traditional AFO, dynamic AFOs provide dorsiflexion assistance (help in turning the foot or toes upward) for children with hypotonia (low muscle tone) and/or weakness.
That plan might include an AFO or FES device, strengthening and stretching exercises, or using equipment like a cane or a walker.
AFO: Ankle foot orthosis, GRAFO: Graund reaction=yer reaksiyon AFO, KAFO: Knee=diz AFO, DAFO: Dinamik AFO, Swash: Standing walking and sitting hip orthosis DAFO (n=2) %3 Swash (n=3) %4 Tekerlekli Sandalye (n=4) %5 B Splinti (n=2) %3 AFO (n=34) %47 Walker (n=6) %8 GRAFO (n=7) %9 Ayakta Durma Sehpasi (n=7) %9 KAFO (n=7) %9 Diz Kontraktur Cihazi (n=2) %3 Note: Table mde from pie chart.
Due to the limited range, single-shot capability of Taser, and the fact that it may not have the desired effect on the subject, an AFO may have to resort to other options, including the use of a conventional firearm.
Other reports have suggested possible influences of an AFO on the knee [11-16].
In order not to laugh, I glanced down at the white plastic AFO (ankle foot orthosis - a simple brace) that enveloped my deep-chocolate leg.
I was fitted for an AFO, ankle foot orthotic, which is a plastic brace molded to fit the leg to assist in providing additional support.
Titled "The Effects of Peroneal Nerve Functional Electrical Stimulation versus Ankle-Foot Orthosis in Patients with Chronic Stroke: a Randomized Controlled Trial", the INSTRIDE multi-center randomized controlled trial was designed to compare changes in gait and quality of life of individuals who wear the WalkAide versus those wearing an AFO.