orthosis

noun
or·​tho·​sis | \ȯr-ˈthō-səs \
plural orthoses\ȯr-​ˈthō-​ˌsēz \

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There are a few different reasons why your child’s pediatrician might recommend helmet-molding therapy (sometimes referred to as cranial orthosis). Korin Miller, SELF, "My Son, Like Chrissy Teigen’s, Wore a Corrective Helmet as a Baby for a Flat Spot," 4 Dec. 2018 The orthosis had to allow upward movement of the ankle while preventing patients from pointing or rising up on their toes. Kelly Mcbride, Cincinnati.com, "Students make strides in project-based learning," 15 Sep. 2017 Unfortunately, Smith’s injury timeline is approaching a year-and-a-half, and his continued use of an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) brace indicates that may be a permanent need. Profootballdoc, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cowboys must brace for reality with Jaylon Smith," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of orthosis

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orthosis

New Latin, from Greek orthōsis straightening, from orthoun to straighten, from orthos

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orthosis

noun
or·​tho·​sis | \ȯr-ˈthō-səs \
plural orthoses\-​ˌsēz \

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