Definition of orthosis in English:

orthosis

Syllabification: or·tho·sis
Pronunciation: /ôrˈTHōsis
 
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noun (plural orthoses /-ˌsēz/)

Medicine
  • 1The correction of disorders of the limbs or spine by use of braces and other devices to correct alignment or provide support.
  • 1.1A brace or other such device; orthotic.
    More example sentences
    • There is widespread use of several semirigid orthoses made of cloth or plastic to prevent ankle sprains.
    • In the orthosis group, nearly all patients reported using their orthosis for about 5.5 hours each day for six days of the week.
    • It can be treated conservatively with an orthosis (support for the foot), rest and physiotherapy.

Origin

1950s: from Greek orthōsis 'making straight', from orthoun 'set straight'.

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