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1. an orthopedic appliance or apparatus applied to the body, particularly the trunk and lower limbs, to support the weight of the body, to correct or prevent deformities, or to control involuntary movements. See also orthosis.
2. (in the plural) orthodontic appliance.
Milwaukee brace a brace consisting of a leather girdle and neck ring connected by metal struts; used to brace the spine in the treatment of scoliosis.
neck brace cervical orthosis.
Etymology: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; OFr, bracier, to embrace
an orthotic device that helps immobilize the torso and neck of a patient in the treatment of scoliosis, lordosis, or kyphosis. It is usually constructed of strong but light metal and fiberglass bars lined with rubber to protect against abrasion. The bars, which commonly connect cervical supports, rib supports, and hip supports, hold the trunk and neck erect while controlling cervical flexion and hip movements. Milwaukee braces may be used in the treatment of both orthopedic bed and ambulatory patients.
Milwaukee BraceMoe brace Orthopedics A whole body brace that extends into neck and is used in the conservative therapy of scoliosis
n.pr an orthotic device that helps immobilize the torso and the neck of a patient in the treatment or correction of scoliosis, lordosis, or kyphosis. Prolonged use may induce or complicate a malocclusion unless the teeth and jaws are supported with retaining appliances.