Orthoses, Lower Limb, Total, Immobilizer, Traction Splint

Definition : Total lower-limb orthoses designed for maximum restriction of movements and/or total immobilization of a lower limb. These orthoses may consist of a variety of devices using different techniques (e.g., direct mechanical forces, pulleys, springs) that apply traction while immobilizing the lower limb. Traction splint lower-limb orthoses are intended for application after manual traction has been used to properly align a limb. The orthoses are mainly used for immediate treatment after lower-limb fractures.

Entry Terms : "Traction Splints" , "Splints, Traction"

UMDC code : 13688

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