Risser cast | definition of Risser cast by Medical dictionary
clam-shell brace (clam-shel brās)
An orthopedic cast that encloses the trunk between anterior and posterior foam-lined rigid plastic components; permits ambulation of patients with injuries of the vertebral column and neck.
Synonym(s): body jacket
, Risser cast
Risser, Joseph C., U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1892-1942.
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