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  • n. A type of brace which either prevents, or assists movement of a limb or the spine

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The straightening, or the becoming straight, of a part.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) or an MAFO (molded ankle-foot orthosis) fits in a shoe.

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  • My recent WIP has a character with AFOs -- ankle/foot orthosis -- and crutches.

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  • "There's enough research out there to say that for a lot of conditions, a prefabricated orthosis will be fine -- sometimes better," says Karl B. Landorf, research coordinator of the podiatry department at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Formulates design of orthosis; performs fitting and makes adjustments to ensure fit, function, cosmesis, and quality of work.

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  • After that I had to wear a orthosis for a period of 6 weeks, preventing me to bend my leg more than 60 degrees in the first three weeks and 90 degrees the last three. - Articles related to Lahore attack, a sinister attempt to destabilise Pak: Hillary Clinton

  • Its uses is recommended instead of other dynamic orthosis used in orthopaedics for the PIP joint.

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  • Once the parameters have been adjusted, the design is validated using the same type of test as those carried out on commercial orthosis.

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  • Commercial orthosis have been characterized using a universal INSTRON 5565 machine.

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  • If your foot drop problem is moderate (not severe), this Swedish ankle foot orthosis is well worth a try.


  • If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you owe it to yourself to try this lightweight, flexible ankle foot orthosis.



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