orthopedic appliance

or·tho·pe·dic ap·pli·ance

(ōrthŏ-pēdik ă-plīăns)
Device used to influence growth and/or position of bones.
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The first is that veterans can now receive more than one clothing allowance if multiple types of garments are affected for each prosthetic or orthopedic appliance, wheelchair or skin medication used by the veteran.
6 May 2015 - Canadian orthopedic device designer Ergoresearch Ltd (TSX Venture: ERG) has closed the acquisition of 49% of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian orthopedic appliance and footwear maker Orthoconcept inc., the company said.
"Some of our partners include Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.; ORPRO Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.; the University of Oklahoma Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Orthotics and Prosthetics Section; Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center; Scott Sabolich Prosthetic and Research Center; Beverly Hills Prosthetics Orthotics Inc.; Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; Tuscaloosa Orthopedic Appliance Co., Inc.; and C.H.
Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) is an intraoral presurgical orthopedic appliance introduced at the first weeks of life of an affected CLP newborn, it was introduced by a Craniofacial Orthodontist in the late 1990s exploiting the plasticity of the nasal cartilage and early alveolar molding to reduce cleft gap.1 The objective of the presurgical NAM is to reduce the severity of the original cleft deformity and thereby enable the surgeon to achieve better results and less future repairs of the alveolus, lip and nose.2
Every orthopedic appliance has minor to moderate side effects, and these effects exaggerate beyond the peak of growth or puberty.
CVM method is that a lateral cephalometric ra- diograph is routinely required for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning so no additional radiograph is required.2 In orthodontics the use of a dentofacial orthopedic appliance is a main treatment modality in the correction of mandibular deficiency.
[USPRwire, Tue Aug 27 2019] Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, prevent or correct deformities of a body part and improve the function of movable part of the body.
[ClickPress, Tue Aug 27 2019] Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, prevent or correct deformities of a body part and improve the function of movable part of the body.