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
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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
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Translations

or·tho·sis

n. ortosis, corrección de una deformidad o impedimento.
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orthosis

n (pl -ses) ortesis f; ankle foot — ortesis de tobillo-pie
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References in periodicals archive ?
* I argue that both human and machine actions are more opaque than is generally realized and that the actions of both require explanation that an ethical orthosis might provide as aspects of artificial Companions for both human and machine actors.
Knee prosthetics are specialized products and equipment (knee implants, knee orthosis and others) used for the replacement of knee structures and in maintenance of injured knees, and act as a supportive tool for the knee.
Nielsen has a team of bandagists, physiotherapists, specialized technicians, and shop assistants that manage the patient care needs on orthosis and prosthesis and other medical aids.
However, the authors said orthosis interventions did not appear to be superior in improving pain, function or self-reported recovery when compared with other conservative interventions in patients with plantar heel pain.
The effect of ankle foot orthosis stiffness on the energy cost of walking: a simulation study.
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.
Nair, "Static progressive stretching using a turnbuckle orthosis for elbow stiffness: a prospective study," Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), vol.
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.
An ankle-foot orthosis is commonly prescribed to assist a patient with hemiparetic CVA to return to ambulation.