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Orthotics

Mokhtar Arazpour

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Mokhtar Arazpour has a Ph.D. in Orthotics and Prosthetics from the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (USWR), Tehran, Iran. His research interests include lower-limb orthotics, osteoarthritis of knee and hand joints, design and construction of new lower-limb orthosis, and waling analysis.

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Orthoses Design Challenges Efficiency of Orthoses Braces Biomechanical Principle of Orthoses Future Directions of Orthoses Conservative Management Disability Disorders Disability Disorders Design of Orthoses

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Different orthoses and braces can be powerful devices for the conservative treatment of a variety of pathologies that affected joint function, motor function, sensation/proprioception, and deformities such as upper limb disorders, lower limb disorders, spinal disorders, sports-related or overuse disorders. The aims of treatment using orthotics are to restore normal performance, as well as to try to prevent further progression of the disease process affecting the body. This can be achieved by designing orthotics to correct or provide control and support.

Orthoses are readily available in three forms, prefabricated off-the-shelf orthoses, custom made orthoses, and custom-molded orthoses manufactured from a model of the patient’s body. Each type of orthoses based on the designs and fabrication models, have advantages and disadvantages. In this book, based on the body sections such as spine, upper limb and lower limb, the specific orthoses based on the biomechanical principle, function and efficacy of orthoses in treatment and management of disorders, will be explained.

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Date completed: July 1st 2020

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Expected publication date: February 7th 2021

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Mokhtar Arazpour

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Mokhtar Arazpour is an Assistant Professor, at Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Dr. Arazpour has a PhD in Orthotics and Prosthetics from the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (USWR), Tehran, Iran. He is Faculty member as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics since 2013. Dr. Mokhtar received his B.S. and M.Sc. and PhD in Orthotics and Prosthetics from USWR. His PhD thesis was "Design, Construction and Evaluation of the New Powered Gait Orthosis for Walking in Spinal Cord Injury Patients". Research interest of Dr. Mokhtar include lower limb orthotics, osteoarthritis of knee and hand joints, design and construction of new lower limb orthosis and waling analysis.

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