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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A novel device to evaluate the stiffness of ankle-foot orthosis devices.
Franceschini M, Massucci M, Ferrari L, Agosti M, Paroli C Effects of an ankle-foot orthosis on spatiotemporal parameters and energy cost of hemiparetic gait.
An Ankle-Foot Orthosis Powered by Artificial Pneumatic Muscles.
He was prescribed an ankle-foot orthosis, but rarely used it because he said it was uncomfortable.
In a study of paraplegic or tetraplegic subjects with AIS impairment scale C/D, it has been shown that walking with a hinged ankle-foot orthosis increases the distance walked but has no benefits on foot clearance, compared to walking without an orthosis (21).
Abbreviations: 6MWT = 6-minute walking test, 10MWT = 10 m walking test, AFO = ankle-foot orthosis, ASIA = American Spinal Injury Association, C = cervical, CBO = controlled-brake orthosis, DC = direct current (motor), ESO = energy-storing orthosis, FES = functional electrical stimulation, HAS = hybrid assistive system, HKAFO = hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis, HyPo = hybrid powered orthosis, KAFO = knee-ankle-foot orthosis, PID = proportional-integral-derivative, RGO = reciprocating gait orthosis, SCI = spinal cord injury, SFMO = self-fitting modular orthosis, T = thoracic, WISCI II = Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury Version 2.
Abbreviations: AFO = ankle-foot orthosis, AIS = American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale, BMD = bone mineral density, BWS = body-weight support, DXA = dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, RABWSTT = robotic-assisted body-weight-supported treadmill training, SCI = spinal cord injury, T = thoracic, WISCI-II = Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury Version 2.
The ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) constrained the ankle joint to neutral.
Abbreviations: AFO = ankle-foot orthosis, DACS = dorsiflexion assist controlled by spring, G-study = generalizability study, MTP = metatarsophalangeal.
discuss their portable active ankle-foot orthosis, an untethered wearable device for rehabilitation of gait disorders [15], while Perry et al.
Conceptually, users may benefit from a portable powered ankle-foot orthosis (PPAFO) for daily use to enhance walking function, as a gait training tool in physical therapy, and/or provide prescribed external power-assist modalities for improving strength and range of motion (ROM).