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Design For A Soft Orthosis.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple soft orthosis for patients with footdrop and minimal spasticity. The orthosis consists of three straps of 1 inch webbing with Velcro fasteners, to fit the calf just below the knee, just above the ankle and around the foot near the toes; and a long nylon lace which is fastened to the toe strap, pulled up on either side of the foot through a loop on the front of the ankle strap, adjusted to the proper tension, and anchored to the leg strap. Discusses possible modifications, including a similar device used on the arm. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR: Bruckner, J TITLE: Design for a Soft Orthosis JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 65 no 10, Oct 1985: p 1522-1523 PAGES (including cover): 3 1985.

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