Orthotics 101

Osteoarthritis Bracing 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:38:59 AM
Unicompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the most common forms of arthritis that affects millions of people today. Osteoarthritis, which is the degeneration of either the medial or lateral compartment of the knee, can result from an... read more
 

Orthotist Role 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:33:42 AM
  An orthotist is a person who measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services orthoses, and/or assists in the formulation of orthoses.   An orthosis is a device that is intended to be fitted to a person to correct a disability, or to... read more
 

Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) - Detailed 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:28:06 AM
Ankle-foot orthosis (abbreviated: AFO) is a brace, usually plastic, worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop. Also known as a foot-drop brace. AFOs are commonly used... read more
 

Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:26:36 AM
  A brace designed to aid in controlling the motion of the ankle joint and give stability to the foot giving control of both major joints of the foot.  The AFO can be fabricated with various materials including polypropylene plastic or ... read more
 

Bone Age 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:24:30 AM
  Bone age is a way of describing the degree of maturation of a child's bones. As a person grows from fetal life through childhood, puberty, and finishes growth as a young adult, the... read more
 

Boot-type Walkers 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:22:57 AM
The boot-type walkers can be provided in a fixed mode or with ankle joints to provide articulation.  Pneumatic support is also available.   The brace has a lightweight, durable, semi-rigid shell that will support the limb and... read more
 

Boston Scoliosis Brace 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:16:00 AM
  Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine. The normal spine has natural curves that round the shoulders and make the lower back curve inward.  Scoliosis involves a three-dimensional deformity of the spinal column and rib... read more
 

Carbon Graphite Ankle Foot Orthosis 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:15:22 AM
To understand how AFOs work, one must first understand two standard motions that occur at the ankle joint – “dorsiflexion” and “plantarflexion”. Plantarflexion is the motion the ankle joint makes when the toes point downward. Dorsiflexion is ... read more
 

CROW Orthosis 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:13:57 AM
The Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker (CROW) orthosis is a custom fabricated brace which maintains the foot in a plantigrade position for ambulation and protection of the joints and skin by the uniform transfer or distribution of weight over the... read more
 

Cruciform Anterior Stabilization Hyperextension Brace (CASH) 

Friday, December 04, 2009 8:13:19 AM
The CASH brace provides a high level of stabilization and hyperextension capabilities and offers a lightweight design providing easier application by the patient and better compliance with wearing protocol.   The brace is fit... read more
 
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