Orthoteers homepage Advertise on Orthoteers
Orthoteers Junior Orthoteers Orthopaedic Biomechanics Orthopaedic World Literature Society Educational Resources Image Gallery About Orthoteers Orthoteers Members search

Orthoses

An externally applied device used to control motion & function of body segments

Compensate for a disorder & reduce handicap for biomechanical (& psychological) reasons.

Orthoses rely on 3 point fixation, moment arms & pressure distribution.

Named according to the joints over which they pass (eg. KAFO = Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis)

Descriptive Terms:

  • Conventional (leather, metal) vs. Contemporary (plastics)

  • Static, dynamic (store energy) or a combination

  • Corrective vs. Accommodative



This is a preview of the site content. To view the full text for this site, you need to log in.
If you are having problems logging in, please refer to the login help page.


© 2005-2007 Orthoteers.co.uk - last updated by Len Funk on 14 February 2005Medical Merketing and SEO by Blue Medical 
Biomet supporting orthoteersThe British Orthopedic Association supporting OrthoteersOrthoteers is a non-profit educational resource. Click here for more details
Amputation
Gait
Orthoses
Prosthetics
Hide Menu