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1

What type of orthosis contains the malleoli and lower 1/3 of the leg with rigid plastic struts

STIRRUP

2

How does a lace up differ from a stirrup

lace ups restrict eversion/inversion AND DF/PF

3

what is the only motion that a stirrup orthosis limits

restricts ankle inversion/eversion

does NOT limit PF/DF

4

what does an elastic support provide

control
proprioception
warmth

5

what is an elastic support indicated for

tendonitis
minor sprains/strains

6

what type of orthotic treats achilles tendonitis

Achillotrian

7

what type of orthotic can be used in place of taping and most commonly used by athelets

prophylactics

8

how are orthotics better than repeated taping

more cost-effetive
don't need another person for treatment
less skin irritation

9

what advantages does a Controlled Ankle Motion walker have?

has a pneumatic pump for fractures
rocker bottom to help with transferring the leg in swing for normal gait

10

what can you give your pt. to create a symmetrical gait when they have a unilateral orthotic

add a heel lift or even up on the opposite foot