B.E.

Below Elbow.

Below elbow amputation

Removal of limb between wrist and elbow.

Bench alignment

Static alignment of prosthetic/orthotic components.

B.E.-prosthesis

Device used for an amputation between wrist and elbow.

Bilateral amputation.

Amputation of both lower limbs.

Biscapular abduction

Bringing both shoulders forward which is used in prosthetic control of upper extremity conventional prosthesis.

Biscapular adduction

Bringing both shoulders backwards which is used in prosthetic control of upper extremity conventional prosthesis.

B.K.

Acronym for Below Knee.

Boston Brace

Spinal orthosis developed in Boston, USA to treat various back diagnoses.

Brace

Another term used to describe an orthosis.

Brim

Proximal trimlines of a socket or brace.

Build-up (tech.)

Area where plaster/other material is used to relieve an impingement or prominence.

Bulbous stump

Refers to the residual limb being larger in circumference at the end than at the top.

BURGESS amputation

Transversal surgical technique according to Burgess: transtibial amputation building a long posterior flap.

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