3_General principales of orthotosis.pptx - GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF ORTHOSIS(SOP Orthosis A device that is applied externally to a part of the body The

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A device that is applied externally to a part of the body. The word is derived from ortho, meaning straight. Orthoses are sometimes called orthotics Brace: is a device that corrects irregularities. Splint: usually used after surgery and does not allow for movement. The orthoptist is the person who designs, fabricates and repair the orthotic device. Orthosis
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Principles for orthoses: Provide support and stability to the hip, knee and ankle joints. Orthoses are designed to permit safe and effective ambulation by patients Provide the needs and requirements of the patient to support or to mobilize It should correlate to the findings of tests & measurements It should correlate with patient’s personality and the impact of device upon him. They may also prevent the development of deformity and require modifications in design to accommodate spasticity and/or muscle imbalance. To supply the best possible device for each patient is essential. Introduction of materials that are light, sturdy, and resistant to wear.
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