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Orthoses, Lower Limb, Total, Gait

Definition : Total lower-limb functional orthoses designed to make possible and/or improve a patient's gait. These devices support, supplement, and/or augment the limb functions through a linkage between both legs that permits simultaneous extension of one hip and flexion of the contralateral hip. These orthoses may include a mechanism that provides the appropriate linkage between the legs for step-over-step gait (known as reciprocating gait orthoses, [RGO]). Dedicated orthoses using a mechanism propelled by the patien's own muscular power (i.e., self-propelled) and using external power (usually electric) sources are available.

Entry Terms : "Functional Orthoses" , "Functional Total Lower Limb Orthoses" , "Gait Orthoses" , "Gait Total Lower Limb Orthoses"

UMDC code : 28787

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