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Lower Limb Orthotics eMedicine PMR

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Description: A lower limb orthosis is an external device applied or attached to a lower body segment to improve function by controlling motion, providing support through stabilizing gait, reducing pain through transferring load to another area, correcting flexible deformities, and preventing progression of fixed deformities.
Synonyms and related keywords: lower extremity orthoses, orthotic devices, AFO, ankle-foot orthosis, KAFO, knee-ankle-foot orthosis, HKAFO, hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis, THKAFO, trunk-hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis
Alexander, Xing & Bhagia 2006

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Alexander, Xing & Bhagia
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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