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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Between these two examples, the mechanical function required by the spinal orthosis varies between responding to an axial compressive force versus an orthogonally directed shear force.
With a spinal orthosis mounted (Figure 4B), differences in the two load cell readings transformed to the SDP represented the portion of the applied forces and moments carried by the orthosis.
Others suffering from LBP seek alternative treatments hoping to avoid surgery including medication, exercise strengthening, or any method that decompresses the lower spine, such as water therapy, inversion therapy, or use of a spinal orthosis.