wrist-hand orthosis


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wrist-hand orthosis

an orthosis that begins at the fingers, crosses the wrist, and terminates on the distal portion of the forearm; used to provide grasp and release despite some degree of hand paralysis.

wrist-hand or·tho·sis

(rist-hand ōr-thō'sis)
A device that begins at the fingers, crosses the wrist, and terminates on the distal portion of the forearm; used to provide grasp and release despite some degree of hand paralysis.