Orthoses, Spine

Definition : Orthoses designed for external modification of the structural and/or functional characteristics of the spine, providing immobilization and support. These orthoses typically consist of rigid or semi-rigid (e.g., corsets, collars) malleable structures with elastic fabric bands (e.g., thoracic, pelvic, lumbosacral) having appropriate physical characteristics (e.g., shape, consistency) to encircle the body at a particular area of the spine. Spine orthoses are typically made of metal, plastics or a combination of these. Dedicated spinal (prefabricated or custom-made) orthoses intended for a particular region of the spine (e.g., cervical, lumbosacral, sacroiliac), function (immobilization, alignment, support), and/or treatment (e.g., deformity, trauma, osteoporosis) are available; dedicated spinal orthoses intended for therapeutic or daily activities (i.e., functional) use are available.

Entry Terms : "Plaster Jackets" , "Back Braces" , "Orthoses, Back" , "Spine Orthoses"

UMDC code : 17909

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