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AFO

abbreviation for ankle-foot orthosis.

AFO

Ankle-foot orthosis

AFO

Abbreviation for ankle-foot orthotic.

orthosis

(or-tho'sis) [Gr. orthosis, guidance, straightening]
Any device added to the body to stabilize or immobilize a body part, prevent deformity, protect against injury, or assist with function. Orthotic devices range from arm slings to corsets and finger splints. They may be made from a variety of materials, including rubber, leather, canvas, rubber synthetics, and plastic. orthotic (-thot'ik), adjective
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ANKLE-FOOT ORTHOSIS

ankle-foot orthosis

Abbreviation: AFO
Any of a class of external orthopedic appliances, braces, or splints devised to control, limit, or assist foot and ankle motion and provide leg support. Typically, orthotics are made of lightweight materials such as thermoplastics. See: illustration

Patient care

A variety of ankle-foot orthoses are used. In the treatment of Achilles' tendon rupture, e.g., the orthosis holds the foot at a right angle to the horizontal plane of the body, in plantar flexion.

balanced forearm orthosis

Mobile arm support.

halo vest orthosis

Halo vest.

spinal orthosis

A supportive device applied to the back (and often encircling the trunk) that limits the movement of the vertebrae, alleviates pain, or unloads mechanical stress; back brace.

wrist-driven hand orthosis

Abbreviation: WDHO
An orthotic that uses the muscles of the wrist, esp. the extensor muscles, to drive the fingers together into a grasping motion. It can be used by people with paralysis of the hand to improve the ability to hold on to and release objects.

wrist-driven wrist-hand orthosis

Abbreviation: WDWHO
A dynamic splint used for functional grasp by people with C6 tetraplegia.
See: tenodesis (2); universal cuff.
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ANKLE-FOOT ORTHOSIS

ankle-foot orthosis

Abbreviation: AFO
Any of a class of external orthopedic appliances, braces, or splints devised to control, limit, or assist foot and ankle motion and provide leg support. Typically, orthotics are made of lightweight materials such as thermoplastics. See: illustration

Patient care

A variety of ankle-foot orthoses are used. In the treatment of Achilles' tendon rupture, e.g., the orthosis holds the foot at a right angle to the horizontal plane of the body, in plantar flexion.

See also: orthosis
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The effect of ankle foot orthosis stiffness on the energy cost of walking: a simulation study.
Later, she was trying to walk in parallel bars with a bilateral posterior leaf-spring ankle foot orthosis.
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.
9 (mean [+ or -] SD) Assistive Devices (n) Orthopedic Shoes 7 Gait Aid (stick) 14 Ankle Foot Orthosis 9 Clinical Data Mean Ashworth Modified Scale (out 2.
The JumpStart Leap Frog Brace is an ankle foot orthosis designed for use by children with balance, lower extremity, or walking disabilities.
The patient was recasted, and, after three casts, she was returned to the KAFO for day time use and given an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) with dorsiflexion straps (Fig.
The term DAFO stands for "dynamic" ankle foot orthosis, and was introduced in the 1990s by Cascade Dafo Inc.
A study on the structural stress analysis of plastic ankle foot orthosis (AFO) under dorsiflexion and plantarflextion conditions, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume: 20, Issue: 25-27, Special Issue: Part 3 Sp.
Immediate effects of a controllable knee ankle foot orthosis for functional compensation of gait in patients with proximal leg weakness.