Risser cast

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.
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Joseph C., U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1892-1942.
Risser cast
Risser cast table
Risser frame
Risser grade
Risser jacket - a scoliosis plaster jacket.
Risser localizer scoliosis cast
Risser method
Risser sign
Risser stage
Risser technique
Risser turnbuckle cast
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