What Is Upper Limb Orthosis?

- May 20, 2019-

What is upper limb orthosis?

Upper limb orthosis is mainly used to compensate for lost muscle strength, to support paralyzed limbs, to maintain or fix limbs and functional positions, to provide traction to prevent contracture, and to prevent or correct deformities.

Upper limb orthoses commonly used for sports injury rehabilitation include shoulder abduction orthosis, elbow guards, wrist and knuckle guards.

The shoulder abduction orthosis is mainly used for deltoid tendon, shoulder dislocation, scapular lip injury, shoulder and upper arm fracture. It maintains the shoulder joint in the functional position through a series of lever principles and direction axis adjustments, with an elbow flexion of 90° and a wrist joint function.

Elbow orthosis is divided into static and dynamic types. The former is mainly used to prevent and correct elbow deformity, fix the elbow joint and maintain the elbow joint in the functional position. The latter is mostly used for joint spasm, instability and maintenance of functional positions, etc.

The commonly used wrist and knuckle guards have a brake type and a functional training type. The functional training type can control the range of motion of the palm and knuckles and perform functional training of the palm, finger and interphalangeal joints.

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