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Orthoses, Upper Limb, Wrist, Therapeutic, Extension

Definition : Therapeutic wrist orthoses designed for external modification of the functional characteristics of the wrist joint, permitting a limited and adjustable range of extension of the joint. These orthoses are prefabricated devices typically consisting of semi-rigid articulated devices that include forearm and hand straps, and an adjustable mechanical joint placed at the wrist to regulate the range of the joint extension. Extension dynamic wrist orthoses are used to treat patients suffering from flexion deformity of the wrist.

Entry Terms : "Extension Wrist Orthoses"

UMDC code : 28713

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