Orthoses, Upper Limb, Arm, Support

Definition : Upper-limb arm orthoses designed to support the arm by providing soft-tissue compression to maintain alignment and stabilization of the arm bone (i.e., humerus). The orthoses permit movement of the adjacent joints (i.e., shoulder and elbow). These orthoses typically consist of loops and/or straps of fabric or other soft material that are tightened on a layer of stockinette previously placed on the arm; some include bi-valved devices that allow an easier adjustment during the period of use. Upper-limb arm orthotic braces (also known as functional braces) are used instead of rigid casting to treat specific types of closed fractures of the humerus during rehabilitation.

Entry Terms : "Supports" , "Arm Supports" , "Arm Braces" , "Arm Splints" , "Humeral Braces" , "Humeral Fracture Braces" , "Humeral Splints" , "Supports, Arm"

UMDC code : 13862

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