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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 new carbon fibre spring orthosis for children with plantarflexor weakness.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of an ankle-foot orthosis on gait biomechanics after stroke.
The orthosis was a 1/8 inch / 3mm polypropylene standard functional orthosis.
In more recent times, the notion of cognitive orthotics connects to Vannevar Bush and his vision of a memory orthosis.
Thus, it is unclear how an antipronation orthosis will affect plantar soft tissue characteristics under either the calcaneus or medial arch.
However, with so many product choices and contributing disease factors, the process by which caregivers select an orthosis to treat patient-specific symptoms has been described as "random and empirical" and often resulting in abandonment of treatment [8,9].
They're responsible for taking precise measurements of the patient and supervise the making, fitting and adjustment of the orthosis, as well as educating them in fitting and using it.
The soft orthosis was a neoprene ankle support and the semi-rigid one was a neoprene ankle support with flexible spiral springs.
At 6 months, foot pain intensity was less in the surgical and orthosis groups than in the control group.
The devices provided included 535 prosthesis (limbs), 228 orthosis (calipers) and 400 crutches.
Abstract: The paper presents the development of a medical device--knee orthosis for joint articular disease therapy using magnetic nanomaterials.
Could you tell me about the electric orthosis designed to reverse foot drop?