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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AFO, established over 47 years ago, works with governments, companies and NGOs in the Arab world for the welfare of Arab families through various programmes.
The object of the research is five carbon-fiber AFO braces with lateral strut, (Fig.
[4] This retrospective study presents a long-term experience in AFO usage in hemiplegic gait at a tertiary rehabilitation center gait laboratory.
Ameloblastic fibroodontoma (AFO) includes a conservative surgical enucleation with the removal of associated tooth to prevent any further recurrences in future as performed in the above case.
Para modelar a AFO (variavel dependente = [Y.sub.i]) em funcao das medidas alometricas como variaveis independentes ([x.sub.i]), utilizou-se os modelos linear ([Y.sub.i] = [[beta].sub.0]+[[beta].sub.1][x.sub.i]+[e.sub.i]), quadratico ([MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) e potencia ([MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Disputing the figures, police say while the number of trained AFOs may have dropped this comes from those with the qualifications, but not serving on the frontline, being lost from other roles within the force.
CF technology and design features used in prosthetic feet have recently been incorporated into AFOs. The limited evidence available has found that the CF AFO, compared with the traditional AFO, improves ankle plantar-flexor power by 15 to 97 percent [16]; increases plantarflexor ankle moment by 7 to 27 percent [2], walking speed by 6 to 30 percent [4], and stride length by 4 to 9 percent [3]; and decreases energy cost by 12 percent [17].
Also, once commissioned by about the fourth quarter of 2014, the company's AFO monitoring system will identify any further deterioration of the pipeline in real-time to prevent failures and will allow LHPWSS to plan for future repairs when needed.
It was reported that 35.3% of the study subjects who used an AFO indicated that they walked more confidently [15] and that patients reported a 70% increase in self-confidence [13] while using an AFO.
In general, there are three types of ankle foot orthotic (AFO) devices: passive devices, semiactive devices, and active devices.
He plays percussion and violin with AFO and is thrilled about his debut at CERN.
Summary: Acting upon the directives of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Arab Family Organisation (AFO) has launched the AFO Award for Family Cohesion.