Taylor brace (apparatus splint)

Tay·lor (brace (apparatus, splint) (taґlər) [Charles Fayette Taylor, American orthopedic surgeon, 1827–1899] see under brace.

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  • Taylor brace — a type of thoracolumbosacral orthosis that has steel rods for supporting the spine; used in cases of disease or mechanical derangement. Called also Taylor apparatus and Taylor splint …   Medical dictionary

  • brace — An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position a part of the body and can allow motion at adjacent joints, in contrast to a splint, which prevents motion of the part. [M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G …   Medical dictionary

  • splint — 1. An appliance for preventing movement of a joint or for the fixation of displaced or movable parts. 2. The s. bone, or fibula. [Middle Dutch splinte] acid etch cemented s. a s. of heavy wire which is cemented to the labial surfaces of …   Medical dictionary

  • Taylor — Charles F., U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1827–1899. See T. back brace, T. apparatus, T. splint. Robert W., U.S. dermatologist, 1842–1908. See T. disease …   Medical dictionary

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