ankle brace

noun
a brace worn to strengthen the ankle
Hypernyms: ↑brace

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ankle-foot orthosis — (abbreviated: AFO) is a brace, usually plastic, worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop. Also known as a foot drop brace.AFOs are commonly used in the treatment… …   Wikipedia

  • Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) — A brace (usually plastic) worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop …   Medical dictionary

  • Sprained ankle — Infobox Disease Name = Sprained ankle Caption = Lateral view of the human ankle DiseasesDB = 726 ICD10 = ICD10|S|93|4|s|90 ICD9 = ICD9|845.00 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 003167 eMedicineSubj = search eMedicineTopic = ankle%20sprain MeshID = A… …   Wikipedia

  • High ankle sprain — A high ankle sprain, also known as a syndesmotic ankle sprain, is a sprain of the syndesmotic ligaments that connect the tibia and fibula on the lower leg. Syndesmotic ankle sprains are known as high because their location on the lower leg is… …   Wikipedia

  • Foot drop brace — A brace usually made of plastic that is worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop. This type of brace is called an ankle foot orthosis …   Medical dictionary

  • AFO (ankle-foot orthosis) — A brace usually made of plastic that is worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop …   Medical dictionary

  • leg brace — popular name for any orthosis of the lower limb, such as a hip knee ankle foot orthosis or a knee ankle foot orthosis …   Medical dictionary

  • long leg brace — popular term for an orthosis of the lower limb that has a knee component, such as a knee ankle foot or hip knee ankle foot orthosis …   Medical dictionary

  • short leg brace — popular term for an orthosis of the lower limb that does not have a knee component, such as an ankle foot orthosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome — (TTS) is a type of compression neuropathy (nerve disease due to compression of the nerve) in the ankle and foot. TTS is similar to the better known carpal tunnel syndrome (CTT) caused by compression and irritation of the median nerve within the… …   Medical dictionary

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