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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The graft went on to fuse after six months of immobilization in a cervical orthosis and no revision procedure was required.
For all non-surgical cases, head halter tractions for 1 to 8 weeks was prescribed and a cervical orthosis was worn for an additional 6 to 18 weeks.