orthosis

orthosis is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(or-thō′sĭs )

(or-thō′sēz″)
pl. orthoses [Gr. orthōsis, guidance, straightening]
Any of a class of external orthopedic appliances, braces, or splints applied to the body to stabilize, control, limit, or immobilize a body part, prevent deformity, protect against injury, or assist with function. Orthosess range from arm slings to corsets and finger splints. They may be made from a variety of materials, including rubber, rubber synthetics, leather, canvas, and plastic.
orthotic (or-thot′ik ), adj.

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