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Orthoses, Lower Limb, Ankle

Definition : Lower-limb orthoses designed for external modification of the structural and/or functional characteristics of the ankle joint, providing immobilization and/or support. These orthoses may be classified according to the function of the orthoses (e.g., support, functional), the physical characteristics (e.g., shape, consistency), and/or material used to make the orthosis (metal, plastics, carbon fiber or a combination of these). Ankle lower-limb orthoses frequently consist of soft or semi-rigid orthoses that can provide immobilization and/or control of movement during therapy, normal functional activities, or practice of sports. Some therapeutic ankle orthoses are intended to provide support and some motion control of the knee joint during rehabilitation after surgery.

Entry Terms : "Ankle Orthoses" , "Orthopedic Softgoods, Lower Limb"

UMDC code : 28857

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