leg brace

leg brace
popular name for any orthosis of the lower limb, such as a hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis or a knee-ankle-foot orthosis.

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  • Brace (orthopaedic) — An orthopaedic brace (also orthosis or orthotic) is a device used to: *immobilize a joint or body segment, *restrict movement in a given direction, *assist movement, *reduce weight bearing forces, or *correct the shape of the body.Most often in… …   Wikipedia

  • leg — [n] appendage used for support brace, column, lap, limb, member, part, pile, pole, portion, post, prop, section, segment, shank, stage, stake, stilt, stretch, stump, support, upright; concepts 392,471,832 …   New thesaurus

  • long leg brace — popular term for an orthosis of the lower limb that has a knee component, such as a knee ankle foot or hip knee ankle foot orthosis …   Medical dictionary

  • short leg brace — popular term for an orthosis of the lower limb that does not have a knee component, such as an ankle foot orthosis …   Medical dictionary

  • brace — [[t]bre͟ɪs[/t]] braces, bracing, braced (The plural form for meaning 5 is brace.) 1) VERB If you brace yourself for something unpleasant or difficult, you prepare yourself for it. [V pron refl for n] He braced himself for the icy plunge into the… …   English dictionary

  • brace — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 for supporting a part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ knee, leg, neck, shoulder VERB + BRACE ▪ have, wear ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • brace — I n. aback; leg; shoulder brace II v. 1) (D; intr., refl.) to brace for (to brace for an attack) 2) (E; refl.) she braced herself to hear what the doctor would say * * * [breɪs] leg shoulder brace (E; reft.) she braced herself to hear what the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • leg — noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ front ▪ back, hind, rear ▪ lower …   Collocations dictionary

  • leg — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. limb, support; course, tack, lap; side. shake a leg II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The limb of a creature] Syn. part, member, lower appendage, hind leg, foreleg, back leg, front leg, left leg, right leg,… …   English dictionary for students

  • leg — n 1. limb, lower limb, member; Anat. tibia, Anat. fibula, shinbone, shin, shank, Sl. gam, Inf. peg, Inf. pin, (usu. pi.) Inf. stumps; calf, thigh, (usu. pi.) hams. 2. support, underpinning, standard, prop, brace, framework; post, column, pillar,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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