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