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Orthoses, Upper Limb, Wrist-Hand-Thumb, Immobilizer

Definition : Wrist-hand-thumb upper-limb orthoses designed to immobilize, stabilize, and support the wrist joint in a desired position (i.e., without allowing movement of the joint) and also to immobilize the hand and thumb. These orthoses consist of a semi-rigid plastic device that encircles the forearm including adjustable (e.g., Velcro) straps that can be trimmed with scissors. The orthoses permit appropriate positioning of the wrist, hand, and thumb according to the users' needs. Immobilizer wrist-hand-thumb orthoses are used mainly for rehabilitation after surgery or traumatic injuries.

Entry Terms : "Orthoses, Upper Limb, Wrist-Hand-Thumb" , "Wrist-Hand-Thumb Immobilizers"

UMDC code : 28731

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