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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The effect of ankle foot orthosis stiffness on the energy cost of walking: a simulation study.
Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Orthosis Items
Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effect of ankle foot orthosis (AFO) on temporospatial parameters, ankle kinematics, and functional ambulation level in patients with stroke.
Baseline measures were obtained, the first orthosis was issued according to the randomisation, and subjects returned to the lab after wearing the first device for two weeks when measures were repeated.
Any prosthesis or orthosis is useful only to the extent that it fits--in fact, the goodness of fit will determine system performance more than any other specific characteristic.
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.
This technology in combination with CAD design gives us the chance to provide ultimate design flexibility and produce a new type of custom orthosis.
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.
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.
This study also demonstrated that in the healthy group, postural sway increased from, without orthoses conditions to soft and to semi-rigid orthosis conditions [10].