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 [or-tho´sis] (Gr.)
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.
Cervical orthoses. A, Soft foam collar. B, Firm plastic collar.
Cervical orthoses offering rigid support to the cervical spine: A, Halo-type cervical orthosis attached to a polyethylene jacket. B, Four poster orthosis.
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.


Rarely used term for an orthopedic brace, splint, or appliance.
[ortho- + -esis, process]


, pl. orthoses (ōr-thō'sis, -sēz)
An external orthopedic appliance, as a brace or splint, that prevents or assists movement of the spine or the limbs.
Synonym(s): orthesis.
[G. orthōsis, a making straight]


pl. ortheses [Gr.] orthosis.
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The obtaining and modeling of a virtual foot orthesis based on the CAD foot model, previously generated by scanning;
The behavior simulation of the modeled foot orthesis for different static and dynamic environment conditions (standing, walking);
The repeating of the procedure consisting in modeling, simulation and prototyping, in order to obtain other symmilar orthesis with increased scalled dimensions which compose an orthesis family.
The foot progressively correction of the human subject's flatfoot, by adapting his shoes with prototyped orthesis having progressive dimensions.
Proposed orthesis is driven by three DC servomotors for each of the three joints of the forearm (pronation-supination the elbow joint, flexion-extension movement and ulnar-radial deviation of wrist joint).
Signals received from the accelerometer is transmitted immediately to orthesis actuators (servomotor Hitec HS-645MG).
The simplified model of the orthesis can be programmed through the interface unit (Figure 6).
We have proposed to design a upper limb orthesis based on the determinate the reacting forces which appear in elbow and wrist joint.
The project aims to develop and implement an intelligent orthesis for the rehabilitation of the inferior/ superior articulations of the persons suffering of neural-motor problems.
One of the main roles of such an orthesis is to give the chance to the person with disability to have a life close as much as possible to the normal one.
The work presented in this paper proposes a data acquisition system for controlling the vibrations induced in the human body, as part of the overall design process for the orthesis device presented in Figure 1.