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Musculoskeletal

Types of Orthoses - (PTA Scorebuilders - irongirl)

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Which orthotic is primarily used for patients with peripheral neuropathy, nerve lesions, hemiplegia? Ankle-foot-orthoses (AFOs)
Which orthotic is primarily used on patients with paraplegia and incorporates a cable system to assist with advancement of lower extremities during gait. Reciprocating Gait Orthosis (RGOs)
Which orthotic restricts patients to a swing-to or swing-through gait pattern? Controls rotation at the hip and abd/add. Hip-knee-ankle-foot Orthosis (HKAFs)
Which orthotic is specifically designed for someone who is a paraplegia and allows a person to stand with a posterior lean of trunk? Craig-Scott knee-ankle-foot
Which orthotic provide support and stability to the knee and ankle. Allows for a lock mechanism at the knee. Knee-ankle-foot (KAFOs)
Which orthotic is a standing frame designed to allow a patient to sit when necessary? Ambulation is achieved by shifting weight and rocking the base across the floor. Primarily used for pediatrics? Parapodiums
What type of orthotic provides abdominal compression, & support to the mid and low back pathologies? Corset
Which orthotic provides full restriction of all cervical motion? Halo Vest Orthosis
Which orthotic is custom made to fit pelvis to the upper chest region and is designed to promote realignment of the spine due to scoliotic curvature? Milwaukee Orthosis
Which brace limits trunk flexion and extension through a three-point control design? Taylor Brace
Which orthotic is custom made to prevent all trunk motions and is utilized as a means of post-surgical stabilization? Rigid shell Thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO)
Created by: irongirl on 2009-03-08



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