Orthotic Devices: Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.ShoesMetatarsal Bones: The five long bones of the METATARSUS, articulating with the TARSAL BONES proximally and the PHALANGES OF TOES distally.Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.Scheuermann Disease: A type of juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the fibrocartilaginous disc (INTERVERTEBRAL DISC) in the thoracic or thoracolumbar region of the SPINE. It is characterized by a forward concave SPINAL CURVATURE or KYPHOSIS.Foot Deformities: Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.Braces: Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, or hold parts of the body in correct position. (Dorland, 28th ed)Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Ankle Joint: The joint that is formed by the inferior articular and malleolar articular surfaces of the TIBIA; the malleolar articular surface of the FIBULA; and the medial malleolar, lateral malleolar, and superior surfaces of the TALUS.Foot Deformities, Acquired: Distortion or disfigurement of the foot, or a part of the foot, acquired through disease or injury after birth.Ankle: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.Gait: Manner or style of walking.Self-Help Devices: Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.Artificial Limbs: Prosthetic replacements for arms, legs, and parts thereof.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Walkers: Walking aids generally having two handgrips and four legs.Crutches: Wooden or metal staffs designed to aid a person in walking. (UMDNS,1999)Canes: Sticks used as walking aids. The canes may have three or four prongs at the end of the shaft.Materials Testing: The testing of materials and devices, especially those used for PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; SUTURES; TISSUE ADHESIVES; etc., for hardness, strength, durability, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility.BooksNetherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Feedback: A mechanism of communication within a system in that the input signal generates an output response which returns to influence the continued activity or productivity of that system.Durable Medical Equipment: Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.Competitive Bidding: Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.AmputeesMedicare Assignment: Concept referring to the standardized fees for services rendered by health care providers, e.g., laboratories and physicians, and reimbursement for those services under Medicare Part B. It includes acceptance by the physician.Prostheses and Implants: Artificial substitutes for body parts, and materials inserted into tissue for functional, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. Prostheses can be functional, as in the case of artificial arms and legs, or cosmetic, as in the case of an artificial eye. Implants, all surgically inserted or grafted into the body, tend to be used therapeutically. IMPLANTS, EXPERIMENTAL is available for those used experimentally.Illusions: The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.Inventions: A novel composition, device, or process, independently conceived de novo or derived from a pre-existing model.MontanaNational Academy of Sciences (U.S.): A United States organization of distinguished scientists and engineers established for the purpose of investigating and reporting upon any subject of art or science as requested by any department of government. The National Research Council organized by NAS serves as the principal operating agency to stimulate and support research.Risk Adjustment: The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)Contig Mapping: Overlapping of cloned or sequenced DNA to construct a continuous region of a gene, chromosome or genome.Calibration: Determination, by measurement or comparison with a standard, of the correct value of each scale reading on a meter or other measuring instrument; or determination of the settings of a control device that correspond to particular values of voltage, current, frequency or other output.Patient Credit and Collection: Accounting procedures for determining credit status and methods of obtaining payment.Reference Standards: A basis of value established for the measure of quantity, weight, extent or quality, e.g. weight standards, standard solutions, methods, techniques, and procedures used in diagnosis and therapy.Heel Spur: A bony outgrowth on the lower surface of the CALCANEUS. Though often presenting along with plantar fasciitis (FASCIITIS, PLANTAR), they are not considered causally related.Manitoba: A province of Canada, lying between the provinces of Saskatchewan and Ontario. Its capital is Winnipeg. Taking its name from Lake Manitoba, itself named for one of its islands, the name derived from Algonquian Manitou, great spirit. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p724 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p332)Environment Design: The structuring of the environment to permit or promote specific patterns of behavior.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Bible: The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)Foot Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the foot.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Fasciitis, Plantar: Inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) causing HEEL pain. The plantar fascia (also called plantar aponeurosis) are bands of fibrous tissue extending from the calcaneal tuberosity to the TOES. The etiology of plantar fasciitis remains controversial but is likely to involve a biomechanical imbalance. Though often presenting along with HEEL SPUR, they do not appear to be causally related.Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Advertising as Topic: The act or practice of calling public attention to a product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers, magazines, on radio, or on television. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Social Marketing: Use of marketing principles also used to sell products to consumers to promote ideas, attitudes and behaviors. Design and use of programs seeking to increase the acceptance of a social idea or practice by target groups, not for the benefit of the marketer, but to benefit the target audience and the general society.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Podiatry: A specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders and injuries and anatomic defects of the foot.Foot Diseases: Anatomical and functional disorders affecting the foot.

Acute systematic and variable postural adaptations induced by an orthopaedic shoe lift in control subjects. (1/443)

A small leg length inequality, either true or functional, can be implicated in the pathogenesis of numerous spinal disorders. The correction of a leg length inequality with the goal of treating a spinal pathology is often achieved with the use of a shoe lift. Little research has focused on the impact of this correction on the three-dimensional (3D) postural organisation. The goal of this study is to quantify in control subjects the 3D postural changes to the pelvis, trunk, scapular belt and head, induced by a shoe lift. The postural geometry of 20 female subjects (X = 22, sigma = 1.2) was evaluated using a motion analysis system for three randomised conditions: control, and right and left shoe lift. Acute postural adaptations were noted for all subjects, principally manifested through the tilt of the pelvis, asymmetric version of the left and right iliac bones, and a lateral shift of the pelvis and scapular belt. The difference in the version of the right and left iliac bones was positively associated with the pelvic tilt. Postural adaptations were noted to vary between subjects for rotation and postero-anterior shift of the pelvis and scapular belt. No notable differences between conditions were noted in the estimation of kyphosis and lordosis. The observed systematic and variable postural adaptations noted in the presence of a shoe lift reflects the unique constraints of the musculoskeletal system. This suggests that the global impact of a shoe lift on a patient's posture should also be considered during treatment. This study provides a basis for comparison of future research involving pathological populations.  (+info)

A chest wall restrictor to study effects on pulmonary function and exercise. 1. Development and validation. (2/443)

Chest wall-restrictive loading reduces a person's ability to expand the chest wall during inhalation and results in decrements in lung capacities, resting pulmonary function, and ultimately, exercise performance. Chest wall restriction is observed in some forms of skeletal and pulmonary diseases (e.g., scoliosis) as well as in occupational situations (e.g., bulletproof vests). We have designed a constant-pressure chest wall-restrictive device that provides a quantifiable and reproducible load on the chest. This paper describes the device and the initial pulmonary function tests conducted. Ten subjects participated in this study. Subjects wore the restrictive device while performing pulmonary function tests at four externally added restrictive loads on three separate occasions. A two-way repeated-measures multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant decreases in forced expiratory vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1.0) at each load while the ratio of FEV1.0 to FVC (FEV1.0%) was maintained. No significant differences in any variable were found across time or between the seated and standing position. These results indicate that this chest wall-restrictive device provides a quantifiable added inspiratory load in the breathing cycle that results in reproducible decrements in pulmonary function representative of those seen in some restrictive pulmonary disease and occupational situations.  (+info)

A chest wall restrictor to study effects on pulmonary function and exercise. 2. The energetics of restrictive breathing. (3/443)

Chest wall restriction, whether caused by disease or mechanical constraints such as protective outerwear, can cause decrements in pulmonary function and exercise capacity. However, the study of the oxygen cost associated with mechanical chest restriction has so far been purely qualitative. The previous paper in this series described a device to impose external chest wall restriction, its effects on forced spirometric volumes, and its test-retest reliability. The purpose of this experiment was to measure the oxygen cost associated with varied levels of external chest wall restriction. Oxygen uptake and electromyogram (EMG) of the external intercostals were recorded during chest restriction in 10 healthy males. Subjects rested for 9 min before undergoing volitional isocapnic hyperpnea for 6 min. Subjects breathed at minute ventilations (V.I) of 30, 60, and 90 liters/min with chest wall loads of 0, 25, 50 and 75 mm Hg applied. Frequency of breathing was set at 15, 30, and 45 breaths per minute with a constant tidal volume (VT) of 2 liters. Oxygen uptake was measured continuously at rest and throughout the hyperventilation bouts, while controlling V.I and VT. Integrated EMG (IEMG) from the 3rd intercostal space was recorded during each minute of rest and hyperventilation. Two-way ANOVA with repeated measures revealed that chest wall loading and hyperpnea significantly increased V.O2 values (p < 0.01). External intercostal IEMG levels were significantly increased (p < 0.05) at higher restrictive load (50 and 75 mm Hg) and at the highest minute ventilation (90 liters/min). These data suggest that there is a significant and quantifiable increase in the oxygen cost associated with external chest wall restriction which is directly related to the level of chest wall restriction.  (+info)

Non-velocity-related effects of a rigid double-stopped ankle-foot orthosis on gait and lower limb muscle activity of hemiparetic subjects with an equinovarus deformity. (4/443)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study investigated the non-velocity-related effects of a 1-bar rigid ankle-foot orthosis on the gait of hemiparetic subjects, with particular emphasis on the muscle activity of the paretic lower limb. METHODS: Twenty-one hemiparetic subjects who had been using an ankle-foot orthosis for equinovarus deformity for <1 week participated. Patients walked cued by a metronome at a comparable speed with and without the orthosis. Dependent variables were basic, limb-dependent cycle parameters, gait symmetry, vertical ground reaction forces, sagittal ankle excursions, and kinesiological electromyogram of several lower limb muscles. RESULTS: The use of the caliper was associated with more dynamic and balanced gait, characterized by longer relative single-stance duration of the paretic lower limb, better swing symmetry, better pivoting over the stationary paretic foot, and better ankle excursions (P<0.05). The functional activity of the paretic quadriceps muscles increased, while the activity of the paretic tibialis anterior muscle decreased (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The orthosis led to a more dynamic and balanced gait, with enhanced functional activation of the hemiparetic vastus lateralis muscle. The study further supports the functional benefits of a rigid ankle-foot orthosis in hemiparetic subjects as an integral part of a comprehensive rehabilitation approach. However, the reduced activity in the tibialis muscle may lead to disuse atrophy and hence long-term dependence on the orthosis.  (+info)

Lumbar vertebral angles and back muscle loading with belts. (5/443)

The study examined belt effects on the change of lumbosacral angle (LSA) and back muscle activity in postures of standing, erect sitting, and slump sitting. We thought that the resulting changes of LSA and back muscle activity when wearing belts with different mechanical characteristics should be different. Eighteen healthy male subjects participated in this study. Though we failed to identify a significant belt effect on the back muscle EMG, the radiographic data revealed an interactive effect of postures and belts on the change of LSA. In standing, the belts increased LSA by increasing almost every lumbar vertebral angle. In erect sitting, the lumbar belt had no effect but the pelvic belt decreased LSA through a decrease in the L1/L3. While sitting slump with a trunk flexion of 15 degrees, both belts increased LSA by restricting the movement of the pelvis. Belt effect on LSA was accompanied with a change of pelvic angle. Significant correlation was found between the backward rotation angles of the pelvis and the angles of LSA (r = 0.692, p < 0.0001), also between the decrease of pelvic angles and the increase of back muscle EMG (r = -0.4, p = 0.017). A change in LSA and pelvic angle after wearing a belt along with posture change seems lead to an increase of the myoelectric activities on the back.  (+info)

Lumbar spine stability can be augmented with an abdominal belt and/or increased intra-abdominal pressure. (6/443)

The increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) commonly observed when the spine is loaded during physical activities is hypothesized to increase lumbar spine stability. The mechanical stability of the lumbar spine is an important consideration in low back injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies. This study examined the effects of raised IAP and an abdominal belt on lumbar spine stability. Two hypotheses were tested: (1) An increase in IAP leads to increased lumbar spine stability, (2) Wearing an abdominal belt increases spine stability. Ten volunteers were placed in a semi-seated position in a jig that restricted hip motion leaving the upper torso free to move in any direction. The determination of lumbar spine stability was accomplished by measuring the instantaneous trunk stiffness in response to a sudden load release. The quick release method was applied in isometric trunk flexion, extension, and lateral bending. Activity of 12 major trunk muscles was monitored with electromyography and the IAP was measured with an intra-gastric pressure transducer. A two-factor repeated measures design was used (P < 0.05), in which the spine stability was evaluated under combinations of the following two factors: belt or no belt and three levels of IAP (0, 40, and 80% of maximum). The belt and raised IAP increased trunk stiffness in all directions, but the results in extension lacked statistical significance. In flexion, trunk stiffness increased by 21% and 42% due to 40% and 80% IAP levels respectively; in lateral bending, trunk stiffness increased by 16% and 30%. The belt added between 9% and 57% to the trunk stiffness depending on the IAP level and the direction of exertion. In all three directions, the EMG activity of all 12 trunk muscles increased significantly due to the elevated IAP. The belt had no effect on the activity of any of the muscles with the exception of the thoracic erector spinae in extension and the lumbar erector spinae in flexion, whose activities decreased. The results indicate that both wearing an abdominal belt and raised IAP can each independently, or in combination, increase lumbar spine stability. However, the benefits of the belt must be interpreted with caution in the context of the decreased activation of a few trunk extensor muscles.  (+info)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome: a review and guidelines for treatment. (7/443)

Managing patellofemoral pain syndrome is a challenge, in part because of lack of consensus regarding its cause and treatment. Contributing factors include overuse and overload of the patellofemoral joint, biomechanical problems and muscular dysfunction. The initial treatment plan should include quadriceps strengthening and temporary activity modification. Additional exercises may be incorporated as dictated by the findings of the physical examination. Footwear should be closely evaluated for quality and fit, and the use of arch supports should be considered.  (+info)

Long-term follow-up in diabetic Charcot feet with spontaneous onset. (8/443)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term results after Charcot breakdown with spontaneous onset in diabetic feet. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This study was retrospective. A total of 115 patients (140 feet), 107 with acute deformity and 8 with chronic Charcot deformity, were followed for a median of 48 months (range 6-114). The routine treatment for acute cases was a weight-off regimen with crutches and foot protection with therapeutic shoes until skin temperature had normalized followed by increased weightbearing and the use of bespoke shoes or modification of conventional shoes. RESULTS: The incidence of Charcot deformity was 0.3%/year in the diabetic population investigated. About half of the patients were active in their jobs. Major complications were encountered in 5 (4%) of the patients that required surgical intervention: arthrodesis for unstable malaligned ankles in 3 subjects (1 bilaterally) and major amputation in 2 subjects for unstable ankle and pressure sores. Minor complications were recorded in 43% of subjects: new attacks of Charcot breakdown in 41 patients (36%) and/or foot ulceration in 43 patients (37%) that required minor surgical procedures for 11 patients. All healed except in 2 patients: 1 patient died before the Charcot fractures had healed, and 1 patient died with an unhealed ulcer. No patient lost the ability to walk independently. CONCLUSIONS: Major surgical procedures in only 4% were particularly related to patients with Charcot deformities in the ankle. Minor complications were recorded in about half of the patients. Lifelong foot care is required for diabetic patients with Charcot feet.  (+info)

  • While orthoses are proven effective devices, the results are gradual and can take some time. (issuu.com)
  • Objective: To compare the effects on walking of functional electrical stimulation (FES) and ankle foot orthoses for footdrop of central neurological origin, assessed in terms of unassisted walking behaviours compared with assisted walking following a period of use (combined-orthotic effects). (hud.ac.uk)
  • Conclusion: Data suggest that, in contrast to assumptions that predict FES superiority, ankle foot orthoses have equally positive combined-orthotic effects as FES on key walking measures for foot-drop caused by stroke. (hud.ac.uk)
  • In order to accurately replicate a healthy human gait, the AAFO device had to accurately reproduce the moment applied to the ankle during the gait cycle. (jyi.org)
  • While most patients see improvement with their ability to walk with the aid of these devices, the gait is labored and very unnatural (Lenhart & Sumarriva, 2008). (jyi.org)
  • AAFO devices seek to combat this limitation by replicating human gait with an integrated power source. (jyi.org)
  • In a nutshell, orthotics is a medical specialty concerned with the design, manufacture and application of devices (orthosis) that are designed to correct, alleviate, and cure the body’s imbalances that mostly start from the feet. (issuu.com)
  • Devices One example of simple orthosis is the inserts, which is commonly prescribed by podiatrists for those with flat feet or those with high foot arches (who are to wear arch support inserts in their shoes). (issuu.com)
  • Orthotics is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture, and application of an orthosis. (jyi.org)
  • An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system (Lusardi, Jorge, & Nielson, 2013). (jyi.org)
  • Feedforward controller would be useful for hybrid Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) system using powered orthotic devices. (openaire.eu)
  • The influence of tissue's properties (as bulk modulus and density) on the speed of the axial transmission of ultrasound waves was used for the study of the human Achilles' tendon tension as an effect of wearing footwear and orthotic heel lifts. (mass-4d.com)
  • The purpose of this review was to find how ultrasonography ( US) could be used in order to evaluate the efficacy of foot orthotics therapy in the conservative treatment of foot pathomechanics. (mass-4d.com)
  • This paper investigates the combination of robotic system technology and orthotics in the form of an AAFO to accomplish this goal. (jyi.org)
  • US indentation methods were used for evaluating the mechanical properties of the plantar soft tissue (thickness, stiffness), providing useful information regarding mechanical behavior under vertical loading and an indication for the selection of the properties of the orthotic devices materials. (mass-4d.com)
  • Main ultrasound measurements associated with tissue loading and identified to be involved in the study of the effectiveness of foot orthotic therapy are: CSA, thickness, strain, length, moment arm, soft tissue compression, stiffness, energy dissipation area, and displacement of the myotendinous junction. (mass-4d.com)
  • In the same token, if these devices have not made any considerable progress in terms of lessening the pain and the feel of gradual comfort in two to three weeks, corrective adjustments will have to be made. (issuu.com)
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  • Gait training is practicing walking with assistive devices, orthotic devices, braces, and other types of support as needed to achieve ambulation. (spinalcord.org)
  • These sensors are expected to determine the structural state of the device or keep track of the patient's gait. (sme.org)
  • Each intervention will last two months, separated by a two month washout period of no orthotics wear, and will be preceded and followed by a laboratory-based gait and pain assessment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In particular, the present invention is directed to the development of rehabilitative (i.e. prosthetic, orthotic, surgical) devices actuated by smart material artificial muscles to increase the dexterity and agility of an artificial limb or a dysfunctional body part, so that movement of the limb more accurately simulates movement of a human appendage. (google.com)
  • This data can be encoded and used to control the movement of the assistive device via the actuators to more accurately predict the performance of the device in relation to that of an actual human limb. (google.com)
  • Prosthetic devices serve to restore function after amputation by acting to substitute the missing limb. (shearerpethealth.com)
  • Many pets cope well with a missing limb, however, some may benefit from the extra support that a prosthetic device can offer. (shearerpethealth.com)
  • Customized prosthetic devices can be made to attach to the distal site of the missing limb and have anti-migration and rotational stability for comfort and better function. (shearerpethealth.com)
  • The aims were to investigate similarities and differences between Sierra Leone and Malawi concerning participants' mobility and satisfaction with their lower-limb prosthetic or orthotic device and related service delivery, and to identify variables associated with patients' satisfaction with assistive devices and associated services in the entire study group from these two low-income countries. (springer.com)
  • Some of Sanjay's specialties within the Orthotics and Prosthetics field include microprocessor knees, vacuum systems for lower limb prosthesis and upper limb prosthesis including myo-electric hands. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Orthotic devices (commonly referred to as braces) are externally applied devices that are used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. (spinalcord.org)
  • Orthotic devices are externally applied devices, which are used for supporting, mobilizing, and modifying structure of skeletal system and neuromuscular system that are weak, ineffective, deformed or injured. (seosubmitbookmark.com)
  • One distinct benefit is the speed and accuracy with which Shriners Hospitals for Children's POPS is able to deliver customized supportive devices. (shrinershospitalsforchildren.org)
  • Orthotists and prosthetists design and fabricate medical supportive devices and measure and fit patients for them. (bls.gov)
  • Orthotists are specifically trained to work with medical supportive devices, such as spinal or knee braces. (bls.gov)
  • Due to the complexity and high cost of these prosthetics devices they are not accessible for children of low income or uninsured families. (unomaha.edu)
  • Dr Anton Johannesson, CPO, Clinical Manager of Prosthetics at Össur Clinics, has been named a 2020 recipient of the Howard R. Thranhardt Award, which is presented annually by the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) to recognize individuals committed to advancing O&P education and research, the company announces. (rehabpub.com)
  • Due to the aging population of the baby boomer generation, it is estimated that within the next four years, by 2020 around 7.3 million people in the US will use some kind of orthotic device. (pharmaceuticalintelligence.com)
  • It is also finding more uses in the medical space, including Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P). (sme.org)
  • The present invention is directed to state-of-the-art medical devices using smart materials and related emerging technologies under development for robotics. (google.com)
  • The Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-283-7800 or a medical supply company may be able to help you find assistive devices. (rexhealth.com)
  • Orthotic Devices" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) . (sickkids.ca)
  • Our experienced podiatrists at East Ocean Podiatry help patients discover the best orthotic support for their medical needs and lifestyle. (eastoceanpodiatry.com)
  • Healthpointe is increasing the functionality of damaged limbs through its orthotic and prosthetic medical devices. (prweb.com)
  • A number of medical situations can necessitate an orthotic or prosthetic assistive device. (shrinershospitalsforchildren.org)
  • Manitoba residents who require prosthetic or orthotic services, as prescribed by a medical practitioner, and do not have the costs paid through other provincial or federal programs are eligible to receive benefits through the program. (gov.mb.ca)
  • FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is responsible for regulating firms who manufacture, repackage, relabel, and/or import medical devices sold in the United States. (healthfinder.gov)
  • FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Another box featured text that stated, "AEROSURE is a CE marked medical device intended to reduce breathlessness in patients with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). (asa.org.uk)
  • Actegy Ltd stated that the medical device claims being challenged by the ASA were founded on the device's intended purposes governed by the Medical Devices Directive (MDD), which sought to a degree to harmonise the regime for the marketing of medical devices throughout the EU. (asa.org.uk)
  • The CER had been approved by a senior, UK-based respiratory expert, who understood the device characteristics and physiological effects, and the MDD that governed the evidence which supported the Aerosure intended purposes/ medical claims. (asa.org.uk)
  • They said that all medical device intended purposes, for which the CER provided claim support, were supported by a body of evidence rather than a single published paper. (asa.org.uk)
  • Shijiazhuang Aofeite Medical Device Co., Ltd. (alibaba.com)
  • Report shows how the FDA incorporates the two ISO standards in its medical device development policy, how the EU version of the two standards differs in significant ways and how the EU Medical Device Regulation may require further changes in the European standards. (fdanews.com)
  • Unlimited Tomorrow Inc, a medical device company manufacturing accessible prosthetic limbs, launches TrueLimb, a prosthetic arm that is available through a remote process which amputees can initiate online. (rehabpub.com)
  • Additionally, improved healthcare expenditure and ready acceptance of novel medical approaches such as robot-assisted technologies further impels the demand and scope for endoscopic devices in the U.S. (globenewswire.com)
  • The range of medical technologies used in nonclinical environments runs the gamut in complexity from simple materials used for administering first aid to sophisticated devices used for delivering advanced medical treatment, and in size from tiny wireless devices to massive machines. (nap.edu)
  • This chapter discusses standalone medical devices used in home health care. (nap.edu)
  • The center's Home Health Care Committee defines a home medical device as "a device intended for use in a nonclinical or transitory environment, [that] is managed partly or wholly by the user, requires adequate labeling for the user, and may require training for the user by a health care professional in order to be used safely and effectively" (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2009b). (nap.edu)
  • Medical devices used in home health care need to be appropriate for the people who use them and for the environments in which they are used. (nap.edu)
  • The people who use medical devices may be professional or lay caregivers or the care recipients themselves. (nap.edu)
  • All of these use factors must be considered in order to ensure that medical devices are safe and effective for people receiving home health care. (nap.edu)
  • The most common types of medical devices, found in nearly every home, are used for delivering medications or first aid. (nap.edu)
  • Others supervise the construction of the orthotic or prosthetic devices by medical appliance technicians . (bls.gov)
  • This paper covers the advanced Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques used to fabricate prostethic and orthotic devices. (stumejournals.com)
  • Orthotists and prosthetists who fabricate orthotics and prosthetics may be exposed to health or safety hazards when handling certain materials, but there is little risk of injury if workers follow proper procedures, such as wearing goggles, gloves, and masks. (bls.gov)
  • The latest market report published by Credence Research, Inc. Orthopedic Orthotic Devices Market Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis, 2017 2025, the global orthopedic orthotic devices market was valued at US$ 3,884.7 Mn in 2016, and is expected to reach US$ 5,695.8 Mn by 2025 expanding at a CAGR of 4.24 % from 2017 to 2025. (theusdaily.com)
  • According to the report, global endoscopy devices market was valued at USD 29,591.27 million in 2015, and is expected to generate revenue of USD 41,813.42 million by end of 2021, growing at a CAGR of 6.12% between 2016 and 2021. (globenewswire.com)
  • At East Ocean Podiatry, our highly trained podiatrists urge patients to consider all their orthotic options. (eastoceanpodiatry.com)
  • BioElectronics Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement with Adams BioMedical, Inc., Bremerton, Washington, to establish a national network of independent sales agents and distributors in the Podiatry, Orthotics and Prosthesis Markets. (fdanews.com)
  • The number of annual GI procedures is continuing to grow on the back of the increases in general population, the growing prevalence of digestive disorders affecting all segments of the population, as well as the expanding therapeutic capabilities of the devices. (globenewswire.com)
  • An actively controlled orthotic device includes active components that dynamically change the structural characteristics of the orthotic device according to the orientation and locomotion of the corresponding body part, or according to the changing needs of the subject over a period of use. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • There is also an adjustable energy absorbing device attached to the first attachment structure and second attachment structure, wherein adjusting the energy absorbing device changes the load manipulating characteristics of the energy absorbing device. (google.co.uk)
  • A material having enhanced absorption characteristics with respect to the desired heating energy may also be used to facilitate heating and adjustment of the tissue shaping device. (google.es)
  • A wearable device having feedback characteristics including a compliant article arranged to extend over an anatomical portion of a wearer and for providing a user with information regarding range of motion parameters of a joint and/or to condition users to maintain proper joint orientations. (google.es)
  • Customization is the key for better O&P devices, however it increases the costs. (sme.org)
  • There are many types of painful sensory symptoms that can disrupt the orthotic treatment in patients, the painful sensations experienced are allodynia, hyperalgesia, dysesthesia, paresthesia etc. (theusdaily.com)
  • Often, we see patients who want to use the most expensive or least expensive orthotic option. (eastoceanpodiatry.com)
  • When it comes to comfort, skeletal repair, and damage prevention, Healthpointe is proud and ready to offer its prosthetic and orthotic patients the highest level of service. (prweb.com)
  • Prior to randomization to treatment groups, patients were stratified by age (younger adults: 18 - 64 years and older adults: 65 years and older) in blocks of four to ensure that there were an equal number of participants receiving soft versus hard orthotics in each age group. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The authors believe that it may be possible to use this type of device to allow patients to tailor the support needed for different activities. (lermagazine.com)
  • Because a greater range of patients can take advantage of the Castaway compared with parallel bars, clinicians are able to produce a more precise fit for orthotics and prosthetics that leads to more comfort and fewer problems in the long run. (medgadget.com)
  • Now, when we are evaluating patients, some patients get the same problem over and over, so long term use of orthotic devices for activities that produce those symptoms are important. (drblakeshealingsole.com)
  • And then there are the patients who have very severe biomechanical problems that should always wear their orthotics if the orthotic devices can correct that problem. (drblakeshealingsole.com)
  • The devices are now available on prescription for all patients that qualify through NHS' clinical guidelines. (fdanews.com)
  • The majority of devices provided to patients are fabricated in the on-site lab. (uwhealth.org)
  • Some orthotists and prosthetists construct devices for their patients. (bls.gov)
  • Factors important for patients' satisfaction with prosthetic and orthotic devices used in low-income countries need to be identified in order to clarify which areas need prioritising in further, low-cost technology development [ 5 ] and improvements in service-delivery programmes. (springer.com)
  • These techniques are beneficial for effortlessly supporting patients' locomotive functions, but the users of such devices must necessarily remain dependent on them. (nih.gov)
  • Occasionally, orthotic devices are added to the treatment to relieve pain, and it is suggested that orthotics correct for possible malalignment. (bmj.com)
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