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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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Our research issue is to generate the virtual models and than to perform the rapid prototyping for a progressive orthesis family for the human foot posture correction.
That means that the human subject will progressively correct its flatfoot by disposing to his shoes some orthesis beginning with small dimensions and, if necessary, continuing with increased orthesis dimensions.
The design of the orthesis is based on the reacting forces which appear in elbow joint associate with pronation-supination movements (point D),wrist joint associate with flexionextension (point G) and deviation ulnar-radial (point F) movements (Panjabi & White, 2001).
In order to determine the reacting forces which appear in the elbow joint, and also to command and to control the orthesis, the laws of motion were obtained.
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 new orthesis shall be made of ultra light materials.
The main purpose is acquiring and implementation of an intelligent orthesis used for recovery training of the subject with neuromotor problems.
The main purpose of our work (that is a part of ID_147 Project) is acquiring and implementation of an intelligent orthesis used for recovery training of the subject with neuromotor problems.
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