An Orthosis is a device which can give support to weak limbs or help to correct a deformity. Such devices include braces, splints and special footwear which assist movement and tend to lessen the amount of discomfort.
Orthotists are professionals concerned with manufacture and fitting of Orthosis.
These professionals need to be highly trained to be able to work competently. prosthetists and orthotists are trained to work with a team of orthopaedics, physiatrists and other medical and para-medical professionals.


Orthotic Devices :

The Orthotic Devices are generally used for management of various Orthopaedic and Neuromuscular disorders including congenital deformity of lower limb, upper limb and spine. The devices are used for wide spectrum of physical disabilities. They are used to correct the deformity, to maintain the correction and support the unstable part of the body. The various types of Lower Limb Orthosis are

  • Foot Orthosis
  • Ankle Foot Orthosis
  • Knee Orthosis
  • Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
  • Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis etc.
  • The types of Upper Limb Orthosis are
  • Wrist Hand Orthosis
  • Elbow Orthosis etc.
  • Spinal Orthosis like Sacroiliac Belt, Lumbo-Sacral Belt, Lumbo-Sacral Corset are also provided
  • Low temperature thermoplastic splints

Material available for making orthosis.

  • Low temperature thermoplastic
  • Polypropylene sheets