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1. Any of a variety of devices used in orthopedics for holding joints or limbs in place.
2. In the plural, a colloquial term for temporary dental prostheses used to align or reposition teeth.

back brace

A common term for spinal orthosis.

Boston brace

A low-profile plastic thoracolumbosacral orthosis (spinal jacket) with no metal suprastructure, used to treat mild to moderate lower thoracic and lumbar scoliosis.

Milwaukee brace

A brace made of strong, lightweight materials. It extends from a chin cup with neck pad to the pelvis, and is used to correct minimal-curve scoliosis.

Taylor brace

SEE: Taylor brace

unloader knee brace

A brace that produces a valgus force on the knee to reduce compressive forces on the medial articular surfaces. It is used to treat patients with deformity and pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Brace." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769762/all/brace.
Brace. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769762/all/brace. Accessed June 27, 2019.
Brace. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769762/all/brace
Brace [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 27]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769762/all/brace.
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