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  • Knee Brace
  • The code L1844 may be used either for a medically necessary custom-made unloader knee brace (only considered medically necessary in members with osteoarthritis) or it may be used to describe either a non-covered custom-made functional or rehabilitation (used in a postoperative setting) knee brace. (unicare.com)
  • Unloader knee braces, also referred to as off-loader knee braces, are typically custom-made (custom fabricated, custom molded) and are considered for individuals who are unable to be fitted with a prefabricated (off-the-shelf) knee brace. (unicare.com)
  • In order to decrease the weight on a painful knee joint, an unloader knee brace is designed to provide stability during activities of daily living. (unicare.com)
  • In a systematic review of the literature, Raja and Dewan (2011) identified the existence of a number of high-quality clinical studies that recommend the use of an unloader knee brace as conservative management in the relief of signs and symptoms associated with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. (unicare.com)
  • wires
  • A reduced amount of friction allows this system of self-ligating braces to correct malocclusions quickly, and the lighter wires cause less stress to the periodontal ligaments. (franklinvilledental.com)
  • provide
  • One category of braces, unloader knee braces, is specifically designed to "provide pain relief in arthritic knees. (unicare.com)
  • Functional knee braces are defined as braces designed to assist or provide stability for the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or other ligament deficient knees, and provide protection for the ACL or other ligaments after knee repairs or reconstructions. (unicare.com)
  • Basketball
  • Lower extremity braces and support finds utmost prominence as a result of rising prevalence of grade 2 and 3 knee osteoarthritis in geriatric population and increasing number of knee, ankle and foot injuries in athletes playing football, baseball, basketball and field and track athletics events. (livewirereporter.com)
  • dental
  • Unfortunately, due to lack of evidence, poor preservation of bodies, and primitive technology, little research was carried out on dental braces until around the 17th century, although dentistry was making great advancements as a profession by then. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several important dentists helped to advance dental braces with specific instruments and tools that allowed braces to be improved. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wrist
  • The brace procedure for the forward-facing seat in the United States is similar to that of the UK, but rather than placing the hands on the back of the head, passengers are advised to place them on the top of the seat in front, one hand holding the other wrist and resting the head in the space between the arms. (wikipedia.org)
  • back
  • Whether you've recently strained a back muscle or have back discomfort from too much activity, a soft, breathable back brace can comfortably support your back. (walgreens.com)
  • The Boston brace closes in the back. (kidshealth.org)
  • Like daytime jacket-style braces, it's a solid piece of plastic that holds the back in position. (kidshealth.org)
  • According to scholars and historians, braces date back to ancient times. (wikipedia.org)
  • The brace is made of high density polypropylene lined with polyethylene foam that is customized to the individual patient, and it opens in the back via a series of Velcro straps. (wikipedia.org)
  • A back brace is a device designed to limit the motion of the spine in cases of fracture or in post-operative fusions, as well as a preventative measure against some progressive conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Back braces, especially the Boston brace, puts a great deal of pressure on the abdomen and can make digestion uncomfortable. (wikipedia.org)
  • These pads are usually placed in the back corners of the brace so that the body is thrust forward against the brace's front, which acts to hold the body upright. (wikipedia.org)
  • The brace opens to the back, and usually runs from just above a chair's seat (when a person is seated) to around shoulder-blade height. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike
  • Unlike high school where braces are often as common as ponytails, I was one of a very few college students wearing them. (kidshealth.org)
  • Content
  • This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Braces Point" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). (wikipedia.org)
  • hips
  • 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)
  • body
  • They're made to fit a child's body and use special shaping and padding to adjust the spine's alignment in the brace. (kidshealth.org)
  • Braces are designed to fit tightly against the body, and that can lead to skin irritation from heat or rubbing. (kidshealth.org)
  • The military brace is a body posture, sometimes known as scapular posterior depression or the costoclavicular maneuver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bracing is also painful, though the body can adapt to tolerate the pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • little
  • So far, there has been little research into the best brace position for flight attendants, though airlines have adopted positions that are very similar to one another. (wikipedia.org)
  • form
  • The new name applied by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1971 refers to the bifid form of this point (see braces), reaching out to the nearby sea stack of Trousers Rock. (wikipedia.org)
  • metal
  • She was a member of Playboy Bunny Club and after being presented with metal braces option, she wanted to get braces which did not show metal. (wikipedia.org)
  • The brace is made with a harness-like hip area and metal strips rising to the chin, where a collar is. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • For a forward seated passenger wearing only a lap belt, common recommendations for the brace position include: Placing the head on, or as close as possible to, the surface it is most likely to strike. (wikipedia.org)
  • near
  • Brace Mountain is the peak of a ridge in the southern Taconic Mountains, near the tripoint of the U.S. states of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brace is near the south end of an escarpment roughly paralleling the Connecticut and Massachusetts state lines, which runs north-south east of the summit, in North East, New York, at the northeast corner of a narrow northward extension of Dutchess County. (wikipedia.org)
  • research
  • There are many different ways to adopt the brace position, with many countries adopting their own version based on research performed by their own aviation authority or that of other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • impact
  • the instruction to 'brace for impact! (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United Kingdom, the brace-for-impact position for forward-facing passengers was optimised following the Kegworth air disaster in 1989. (wikipedia.org)
  • In that incident, the pilot announced "Prepare for crash landing" 10 seconds before impact, and the resulting injuries-from both those who did and did not adopt the brace position-would later be studied. (wikipedia.org)
  • years
  • Some kids can't wait to get their braces, seeing them as a sign that their teen years can't be far behind. (kidshealth.org)
  • Although Brace was 34 years old, Howe thought he would also like to attempt to instruct her in the English language as he had Bridgman. (wikipedia.org)
  • soft
  • and Soft braces : 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)
  • This is currently the only widely used soft brace. (wikipedia.org)