About the book
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.