ankle orthosis

(AO) an orthosis designed for a disorder affecting the ankle only.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Ankle-foot orthosis — (abbreviated: AFO) is a brace, usually plastic, worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop. Also known as a foot drop brace.AFOs are commonly used in the treatment… …   Wikipedia

  • orthosis — An external orthopaedic appliance, as a brace or splint, that prevents or assists movement of the spine or the limbs. [G. o., a making straight] ankle foot o. an o. beginning at the toes, crossing the ankle, and terminating on the calf. cervical… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) — A brace (usually plastic) worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop …   Medical dictionary

  • ankle-foot orthosis — (AFO) any orthotic device for the lower limb that encloses the ankle and foot and does not extend above the knee; often there is a cuff or other device in the region of the knee or upper calf to take weight off the limb …   Medical dictionary

  • ischial weight-bearing orthosis — a hip knee ankle foot orthosis that transmits weight from the ischium to the ground; there is usually a large cuff in the ischial region to absorb weight and provide attachment for the upright bars; the knee and ankle may be either allowed… …   Medical dictionary

  • patellar tendon-bearing orthosis — an ankle foot orthosis designed to take weight off the heel and ankle by means of a cuff in the lower knee region and metal uprights to the shoe sole. Called also PTB o …   Medical dictionary

  • AFO (ankle-foot orthosis) — A brace usually made of plastic that is worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop …   Medical dictionary

  • floor reaction orthosis — a type of ankle foot orthosis that allows full plantar flexion but stops at a 90° angle so that the foot component in the shoe can aid push off …   Medical dictionary

  • foot orthosis — an orthosis only for the foot, without an ankle component, used to reposition an abnormal foot or redistribute weight bearing …   Medical dictionary

  • reciprocating gait orthosis — (RGO) a type of hip knee ankle foot orthosis with links between the two hips so that a paralyzed person can walk step over step, usually with the aid of crutches …   Medical dictionary

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