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Related to cervical orthosis: halo orthosis
an orthopedic appliance or apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve function of movable parts of the body. See also brace and splint.
cervical orthosis a rigid plastic orthosis that encircles the neck and supports the chin and the back of the head; used in the treatment of injuries to the cervical spine.
dynamic orthosis an orthosis that both gives support and aids in the initiation and performance of movement by a body part.
flexion orthosis (flexor orthosis) tenodesis splint.
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an orthosis designed to limit cervical spine motion to varying degrees, for example, a soft cervical collar.
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cer·vi·cal or·tho·sis(sĕr'vi-kăl ōr-thō'sis)
An orthosis designed to limit cervical spine motion to varying degrees (e.g., a soft cervical collar).
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