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Orthoses, Lower Limb, Knee, Therapeutic, Sling

Definition : Therapeutic knee orthoses designed to provide support and some degree of movement restriction to the knee joint that consist of a hanging sling that hold one or both knees suspended during traction therapy. These orthoses typically consist of a flexible fabric (e.g., canvas) suspended from a bed, post, or other structure. The sling may have appropriate attachments to be connected to a cable and pulley mechanism or other system intended to exert traction on the knee joint during orthopedic therapy.

Entry Terms : "Slings" , "Knee Slings" , "Slings, Knee"

UMDC code : 13623

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