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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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Venes, Donald, editor. "Orthosis." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769094/all/orthosis.
Orthosis. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769094/all/orthosis. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Orthosis. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769094/all/orthosis
Orthosis [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769094/all/orthosis.
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