noun (plural orthoses /ɔːˈθəʊsiːz/)Medicine
A brace, splint, or other artificial external device serving to support the limbs or spine or to prevent or assist relative movement.
- 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.
1950s: from Greek orthōsis 'making straight', from orthoun 'set straight'.
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