Edema

Swelling of the tissue.

Elastic bandage

Stretchable, expandable bandage for joint support.

Elastic knee sleeve

Knee orthosis that is made of a soft material to support knee joint.

Endoskeletal Design

A construction technique that uses a pipe or pylon as the support structure. This design allows for the exchange of components and adjustment. An endoskeletal system can be covered with a cosmetic foam that is shaped to match the sound side limb.

End cushion

A pad-like construction, used in prosthetic sockets to improve end-contact and end-bearing of stumps.

Endo-skeletal

Prosthesis made of pylon and components which are sometimes enclosed by a soft cover.

Endoskeletal prosthesis

Prosthesis made of pylon and components which are sometimes enclosed by a soft cover.

Energy return

A spring-like feeling of return from a specific type of foot.

Energy return - sample

Energy returning prosthetic foot.

E.O.

Elbow Orthosis.

Epicondylitis

Inflammation of the elbow and can also be referrend to as tennis elbow.

Epidermis

Outer layer of the skin.

Equinovalgus foot deformity

Congenital foot deformity that appears wth the bottom of the foot turned out and the toes straight down.

Equinovarus foot deformity

Congenital foot deformity that appears wth the bottom of the foot turned in and the toes straight down.

ERTL's bony bridge

Surgical bony fusion between tibia and fibula resulting in a "bony bridge".

Eversion

Rotation of hand or foot away from the midline.

E.W.H.O.

Elbow Wrist Hand Orthosis

Exo-skeletal

Prosthesis without pylon or components. Has a hard finish with no internal componentry.

Exoskeletal Design

A construction technique that uses wood or hard foam as the support structure. This prosthesis is identified by its hard external finish.

Extension assist

Prosthetic /Orthotic knee joints have a mechanism to help put extend knee.

Extension moment

Force (torque) causing extension (straightening) of joints.

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