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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How does ankle-foot orthosis stiffness affect gait in patients with lower limb salvage?
Effects of an ankle-foot orthosis on balance and walking after stroke: a systematic review and pooled meta-analysis.
Ankle-foot orthosis and other braces: These lightweight, easy-to-wear devices hold the foot in a normal position and prevent it from dropping.
A pneumatic power harvesting ankle-foot orthosis to prevent foot-drop.
That conclusion is getting support from preliminary results of a 4-year trial comparing TCC with a removable cast walker known as an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO).
A portable powered ankle-foot orthosis for rehabilitation.
The patient was admitted to the neurological rehabilitation program and was able to ambulate using a pair of plastic ankle-foot orthosis and walker.
Abbreviations: AFO = ankle-foot orthosis, CL = controlled lowering phase, EMG = electromyography, FNS = functional neuromuscular stimulation, FSR = force sensitive resistor, GUI = graphical user interface, HNP = hybrid neuroprosthesis, IPI = interpulse interval, LO = leg off phase, LP = leg pull through phase, PW = pulse width, PWM = pulse width modulation, SCI = spinal cord injury, VIKM = variable impedance knee mechanism, VIKM-HNP = hybrid neuroprosthesis including a variable impedance knee mechanism.
Canes, walkers, scooters, and orthotics, such as an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), can make a huge difference, although it takes most people time to accept these options as tools to help them do what they want to do, rather than as symbols of loss.
In addition, an Active Ankle-Foot Orthosis is nearing commercialization and has the potential for improving the quality of life of millions of stroke patients within the U.
Grissom S, Blanton S (2001) Treatment of upper motorneuron plantiflexion contractures by using an adjustable ankle-foot orthosis.
Other conservative measures include shoe modification, the use of an ankle-foot orthosis, or lateral heel wedges.