Definition of Orthosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A type of brace which either prevents, or assists movement of a limb or the spine ¹

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Definition of Orthosis

1. an orthotic [n -THOSES] - See also: orthotic

Medical Definition of Orthosis

1. An external orthopaedic appliance, as a brace or splint, that prevents or assists movement of the spine or the limbs. Origin: G. Orthosis, a making straight (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthosis

orthoscopic lens
orthoscopic observation
orthoscopic spectacles
orthosilicic acid
orthosis (current term)
orthostatic albuminuria
orthostatic hypopiesis
orthostatic hypotension
orthostatic proteinuria
orthostatic tachycardia

Literary usage of Orthosis

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"An external limb orthotic component is a device intended for medical purposes for use in conjunction with an orthosis (brace) to increase the function of ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations: Title 21: Food and Drugs by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... Spinal intervertebral body fixation orthosis AC-powered dynamometer Sonic surgical instrument and accessories/attachments Accessories, fixation, ..."

3. Gait Analysis In The Science Of Rehabilitation by Joel A. DeLisa (1998)
"Orthotics Physical therapists commonly evaluate the appropriateness or effectiveness of an orthosis, particularly when an individual is in the acute ..."

4. Gait Analysis In The Science Of Rehabilitation by Joel A. DeLisa (1998)
"QGA, with and without the orthosis, reveals the degree to which an orthosis may help through the evaluation of temporal and linear parameters and kinematic ..."

5. Smart Prosthetics: Exploring Assistive Devices for the Body and Mind : Task by National Academies, Conference, Keck Futures Initiative (2007)
"The most common example is the polypropylene ankle- foot orthosis (AFO) designed to keep the foot and ankle at 90° to optimize foot contact and prevent foot ..."

6. Prosthetics/Amputations/Orthotics/Orthopedics and Spinal Cord Injury and edited by Mindy L. Aisen (2000)
"Key words: artificial limbs, computer-aided design, indentor tests, orthosis, prosthesis, soft tissue stiffness. This project is based upon work supported ..."

7. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... rough ground, and public transportation Ambulation may require the use of a cane in the uninvolved hand and a short leg brace (ankle-foot orthosis) on ..."

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