orthosis


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orthosis

(ɔːˈθəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Medicine) an artificial or mechanical aid, such as a brace, to support or assist movement of a weak or injured part of the body

orthosis

the process of correcting bodily or mental distortion. — orthotic, adj.
See also: Psychology
the process of correcting bodily or mental distortion. — orthotic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
the process of correcting bodily or mental distortion.
See also: Insanity
Translations

or·tho·sis

n. ortosis, corrección de una deformidad o impedimento.

orthosis

n (pl -ses) ortesis f; ankle foot — ortesis de tobillo-pie
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Ours will be the only active orthosis for children with CP aimed for overground walking, and physiotherapy, as well.
To achieve this, the orthosis must first alter the load being applied through the sole of the foot.
Conservative treatment options include medication, exercise strengthening, or any method that decompresses the lower spine, such as water therapy, inversion therapy, or use of a spinal orthosis.
It has previously been reported that patients with a complete lesion between T1-T6 do not use their orthosis, while patients with a lesion between T7-T11 use their orthosis only for standing purposes (8).
This technology in combination with CAD design gives us the chance to provide ultimate design flexibility and produce a new type of custom orthosis.
Medical products include: respiratory equipment and supplies, wheelchairs and components, mobility products, aids to daily living, CPAP, hospital beds/accessories, nebulizers,O2 compressors/tanks, portable Eclipse O2, diabetic shoes and orthosis bracing.
Typical patients who benefit from an orthosis include those with spina bifida or cerebral palsy, or with a spinal cord injury or stroke.
A prescription is created with colleagues, such as doctors, physiotherapists, chiropodists and orthotic technicians, and they'll then design the orthosis.
At 6 months, foot pain intensity was less in the surgical and orthosis groups than in the control group.
This therapy requires the use of an orthosis with a specialized anatomic design, modified to allow insertion of groups of permanent magnets for combined use with application of infiltration of a composite viscoelastic biopolymer--magnetic nanoparticles.
For example a simple ankle orthosis is given the same weighting as a reciprocal gait orthosis (RGO).
The orthosis may be worn permanently by the patient or used temporarily until they no longer need them.