Braces: Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, or hold parts of the body in correct position. (Dorland, 28th ed)Hip Joint: The joint that is formed by the articulation of the head of FEMUR and the ACETABULUM of the PELVIS.Hip: The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip: Replacement of the hip joint.Osteoarthritis, Hip: Noninflammatory degenerative disease of the hip joint which usually appears in late middle or old age. It is characterized by growth or maturational disturbances in the femoral neck and head, as well as acetabular dysplasia. A dominant symptom is pain on weight-bearing or motion.Hip Fractures: Fractures of the FEMUR HEAD; the FEMUR NECK; (FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES); the trochanters; or the inter- or subtrochanteric region. Excludes fractures of the acetabulum and fractures of the femoral shaft below the subtrochanteric region (FEMORAL FRACTURES).Hip Prosthesis: Replacement for a hip joint.Scoliosis: An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)Hip Dislocation, Congenital: Congenital dislocation of the hip generally includes subluxation of the femoral head, acetabular dysplasia, and complete dislocation of the femoral head from the true acetabulum. This condition occurs in approximately 1 in 1000 live births and is more common in females than in males.Hip Dislocation: Displacement of the femur bone from its normal position at the HIP JOINT.Hip Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the hip.Ankle Injuries: Harm or hurt to the ankle or ankle joint usually inflicted by an external source.Neoprene: An oil-resistant synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene.Casts, Surgical: Dressings made of fiberglass, plastic, or bandage impregnated with plaster of paris used for immobilization of various parts of the body in cases of fractures, dislocations, and infected wounds. In comparison with plaster casts, casts made of fiberglass or plastic are lightweight, radiolucent, able to withstand moisture, and less rigid.Lordosis: The anterior concavity in the curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine as viewed from the side. The term usually refers to abnormally increased curvature (hollow back, saddle back, swayback). It does not include lordosis as normal mating posture in certain animals ( = POSTURE + SEX BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL).Orthotic Devices: Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.Sprains and Strains: A collective term for muscle and ligament injuries without dislocation or fracture. A sprain is a joint injury in which some of the fibers of a supporting ligament are ruptured but the continuity of the ligament remains intact. A strain is an overstretching or overexertion of some part of the musculature.ArchivesWeight Lifting: A sport in which weights are lifted competitively or as an exercise.Complement Membrane Attack Complex: A product of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION cascade, regardless of the pathways, that forms transmembrane channels causing disruption of the target CELL MEMBRANE and cell lysis. It is formed by the sequential assembly of terminal complement components (COMPLEMENT C5B; COMPLEMENT C6; COMPLEMENT C7; COMPLEMENT C8; and COMPLEMENT C9) into the target membrane. The resultant C5b-8-poly-C9 is the "membrane attack complex" or MAC.Anabolic Agents: These compounds stimulate anabolism and inhibit catabolism. They stimulate the development of muscle mass, strength, and power.Frustration: The motivational and/or affective state resulting from being blocked, thwarted, disappointed or defeated.Femur Head Necrosis: Aseptic or avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The major types are idiopathic (primary), as a complication of fractures or dislocations, and LEGG-CALVE-PERTHES DISEASE.Massage: The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.Groin: The external junctural region between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh.Cryotherapy: A form of therapy consisting in the local or general use of cold. The selective destruction of tissue by extreme cold or freezing is CRYOSURGERY. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Physical Therapy Modalities: Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTY by PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.Athletic Tape: Adhesive tape with the mechanical strength to resist stretching. It is applied to the skin to support, stabilize, and restrict movement to aid healing and/or prevent injuries of MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.Electric Stimulation Therapy: Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the threshold of the skin to pain.Orthodontic Retainers: Orthodontic appliances, fixed or removable, used to maintain teeth in corrected positions during the period of functional adaptation following corrective treatment. These appliances are also used to maintain the positions of the teeth and jaws gained by orthodontic procedures. (From Zwemer, Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p263)Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Tooth: One of a set of bone-like structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing.Dentist's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice in dentistry related to diagnosis and treatment.Racquet Sports: Games in which players use a racquet to hit a ball or similar type object.Commotio Cordis: A sudden CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA (e.g., VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION) caused by a blunt, non-penetrating impact to the precordial region of chest wall. Commotio cordis often results in sudden death without prompt cardiopulmonary defibrillation.La Crosse virus: A serotype of the species California encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, CALIFORNIA), in the genus ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS, causing human MENINGOENCEPHALITIS. This is the agent most responsible for California encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, CALIFORNIA), the most prevalent mosquito-borne disease recognized in the United States.Trochlear Nerve Injuries: Traumatic injuries to the TROCHLEAR NERVE.Athletic Injuries: Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.Encephalitis Virus, California: A species in the ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS genus of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE. Serotypes are found in temperate and arctic regions and each is closely associated with a single species of vector mosquito. The vertebrate hosts are usually small mammals but several serotypes infect humans.Orthodontic Brackets: Small metal or ceramic attachments used to fasten an arch wire. These attachments are soldered or welded to an orthodontic band or cemented directly onto the teeth. Bowles brackets, edgewise brackets, multiphase brackets, ribbon arch brackets, twin-wire brackets, and universal brackets are all types of orthodontic brackets.Orthodontic Wires: Wires of various dimensions and grades made of stainless steel or precious metal. They are used in orthodontic treatment.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Stainless Steel: Stainless steel. A steel containing Ni, Cr, or both. It does not tarnish on exposure and is used in corrosive environments. (Grant & Hack's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Orthodontic Appliance Design: The planning, calculation, and creation of an apparatus for the purpose of correcting the placement or straightening of teeth.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Thoracic Vertebrae: A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.Sacrum: Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.Spinal Fractures: Broken bones in the vertebral column.Spine: The spinal or vertebral column.Volleyball: A team sport in which two teams hit an inflated ball back and forth over a high net using their hands.Diving: An activity in which the organism plunges into water. It includes scuba and bell diving. Diving as natural behavior of animals goes here, as well as diving in decompression experiments with humans or animals.Sports: Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.Basketball: A competitive team sport played on a rectangular court having a raised basket at each end.Somatotypes: Particular categories of body build, determined on the basis of certain physical characteristics. The three basic body types are ectomorph (thin physique), endomorph (rounded physique), and mesomorph (athletic physique).
  • Calculations, preferably digital, on the contour and the desired positionings of the patient's teeth are then made to determine the geometry (e.g. grooves) to be provided in brackets for receiving an arch wire to form an orthodontic brace. (google.com)
  • The model and the mold may be shipped to the orthodontist with written instructions for the disposition of the brace on the patient's teeth. (google.com)
  • Bracing is the primary treatment for AIS in curves that are considered to be moderate in their severity and are likely due to progress (determined by curve pattern/type and the patient's structural maturity). (wikipedia.org)
  • Braces can also deform the patient's existing bone structures, most notably the hips, though there have been complaints about rib cage deformities as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • It grips the hips much like the Boston, and rises to approximately the same height, but pushes the patient's body to the side. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's a solid piece of plastic that fits around the hips and waist with vertical bars in the front and back that attach to a ring around the neck. (kidshealth.org)
  • For women: I was unsure if this would work for women and questioned that the reccomended sizing was based on waist, considering that many women's hips are wider than their waist. (amzn.com)
  • The numbers shown (e.g. 28-32" for Small and 33-36" for Medium) are not for waist size, they are for your hips size at the widest point. (amzn.com)
  • Your hips are about 20cm down from your waist. (joebrowns.co.uk)
  • The waist pads on the inside of the brace should rest just above your hips and below your ribs. (choc.org)
  • The post-operative or post-injury brace protects patients following total hip revisions, arthroscopic hip repairs or other hip joint surgeries, injuries or problems that can benefit from range-of-motion control. (infospaceinc.com)
  • as well as limited abduction and adduction of the hip joint following total hip revisions, arthroscopic hip repairs or other hip joint surgeries, injuries or problems that can benefit from range-of-motion control. (infospaceinc.com)
  • Knee braces are utilized as a follow-up treatment post knee surgery associated with injuries such as sprained medial knee ligament, patella tendonitis, torn knee cartilage, knee arthritis, and runner s knee. (marketsandmarkets.com)
  • The growth in this market is attributed to the wide availability of orthopedic bracing products through retailers & pharmacies and the rising adoption of off-the-shelf products for sprain & ligament injuries in major countries. (marketsandmarkets.com)
  • 1st century AD, noted Greek physician Galen discusses bracing methods to permit mobility following destabilizing injuries of the joints of the lower extremity. (powershow.com)
  • Aircast Airselect Walker Short - Walking Brace for Ankle & Foot Injuries - Fracture Rehab is in stock and available for immediate dispatch from our Warehouse facility in Lancashire, UK. (physioroom.com)
  • Is there a brace I can purchase that will allow her some mobility such as transfers / stand with the use of walker with minimal pain? (orthoped.org)
  • Inside, the stock was inside a Ziploc bag, carefully wrapped in fancy paper and accompanied by the obligatory copy of the ATF letter declaring the device to be legal when used as a brace for single-handed shooting, especially for people with mobility issues. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • textkey":1,"title":"Description","text":"Using pressure point therapy to relieve sciatic tension, the BeActive® brace offers quick relief from lower back pain-easing discomfort in back, buttocks and legs. (mileskimball.com)
  • Without early therapy or use of proper orthopaedic aids, the femoral head can move out of the acetabulum dislocation and develop to a hip luxation.Hip disorders are caused by the human upright position. (e-medicalbroker.com)
  • A week later, your orthopaedic doctor may have you get a follow-up X-ray to see if the brace is fitting correctly. (choc.org)
  • After you have been wearing the brace full time for several weeks (4-5 weeks), you will return to the orthopaedic clinic for an x-ray in the brace and a follow-up examination. (massgeneral.org)
  • Elastic braces that limit forward motion of the spine and assist in setting spinal fusions or supporting the spine during occasions of stress (for example, employment requiring the lifting of heavy loads). (wikipedia.org)
  • I find I can continue by putting a tourniquet that creates a slight hip separation but my leg muscles take up the stress. (orthoped.org)
  • Next to the numerous hip - and thigh muscles,an enormous ligament construction holds the femoral head in the hip socket - acetabulum. (e-medicalbroker.com)
  • The brace, developed by DeHeer, along with John Moorin (owner of another medical distribution business) and Ricky Heath (a long-time executive in medical devices), is designed to stretch the two calf muscles-the gastrocnemius and soleus-to help aid people with Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and various other foot and ankle disorders. (ptproductsonline.com)
  • By restricting movement, the brace takes the extra burden off your muscles. (endocrineweb.com)
  • You need to strengthen your bones to become healthy again, and a brace will prevent your bones and muscles from working as hard as they could-and should. (endocrineweb.com)
  • Thus, overstressed fatigued muscles from an adductor lurch are a common cause of hip pain, and it should be recognized that this soft-tissue stress and the pain associated are almost always a secondary condition. (chiro.org)
  • The brace has an improved lightweight frame which can be folded flat to fit a patient supine on a bed easily, with newly designed anatomical iliac banding, femoral pad, supra condylar clasp, and bandage. (braceorthopaedic.co.uk)
  • For early mobilisation whereby a drain is in situ a solid plastic brace could not be used, the bandage however does not interfere. (braceorthopaedic.co.uk)
  • The bandage is breathable, contoured perfectly for toileting, and additional spares can be used for washing ensuring the brace is hygienic at the wound sites. (braceorthopaedic.co.uk)