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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Development of a new ankle-foot orthosis with dorsiflexion assist, part 2: Structure and evaluation.
Abbreviations: 3-D = three-dimensional, AFO = ankle-foot orthosis, COP = center of pressure, DF = dorsiflexion, FL = foot length, GRF = ground reaction force, IC = initial contact, PF = plantar flexion, R&D = Research and Development, ROM = range of motion, ROS = roll-over shape, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VACMARL = VA Chicago Motion Analysis Laboratory.
That conclusion is getting support from preliminary results of a 4-year trial comparing TCC with a removable cast walker known as an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO).
Assistive Joint Constraint Device Hip Knee Ankle FNS IRGO Only IRGO Locked Locked None FNS Only None None AFO Open-Loop HNPIRGO IRGO SCKM Locked Open-Loop HNP open VCHM SCKM Locked Open-Loop HNP VCHM SCKM Locked Rule-Based Feedback AFO = ankle-foot orthosis, FNS = functional neuromuscular stimulation, HNP = hybrid neuroprosthesis, IRGO = isocentric reciprocating gait orthosis, SCKM = stance-control knee mechanism, VCHM = variable-constraint hip mechanism.
In the past, the treatment for foot drop was a rigid plastic ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) worn around the leg.
Rooney developed a custom-made ankle-foot orthosis with the trade name Ulcer Healing Orthosis(R) or UHO(R).
Grissom S, Blanton S (2001) Treatment of upper motorneuron plantiflexion contractures by using an adjustable ankle-foot orthosis.
Other conservative measures include shoe modification, the use of an ankle-foot orthosis, or lateral heel wedges.
75) The coalescence (healing) phase should show radiographic evidence of consolidation of bony fragments and should be treated with protected weight-bearing, a removable cast or a walker, ankle-foot orthosis, or pressure relief ankle-foot orthosis.