Halo brace

Orthosis used for unstabe cervical fractures that have pins that immobilize the skull.

H.D.

Hip disarticulation.

H.D. - heavy duty

Extra sturdy version of…..

H.D.P.E.

High Density Polyethylene.

Heel off / Heel rise

Part of stance phase when the heel comes off the groung when walking.

Heel spur

Bony protrusion at the distal-medial aspect of the calcaneus.

Heel strike

The first step of stance phase when the heel of the foot contacts the ground when walking.

Hemicorporectomy

Amputation that removes the lower part of the body at the waste.

Hemipelvectomy

Amputation that removes half of the pelvis.

Hemiplegia

Paralysis of one half side of the body.

Hip Disarticulation

Amputation of the entire leg from the hip.

Hip dysplasia

When the hip becomes dislocated.

Hip hiking

Undesirable gait habit when the person's hip is lifted too high while the foot/leg is in swing phase of walking.

H.K.A.F.O.

Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis.

H.O.

Acronym used to describe either a Hand Orthosis or Hip Orthosis.

Hygiene

Term used to describe how well a person cleans themselves or their prosthesis/orthosis.

Hyperextension

Beyond the normal range of extension.

Hyperextension orthosis

A brace used to force a specific body part into more extension then normal.

Hypertonicity

High muscle tension that appears as though the muscle is being contracted or tightened.

Hypotonicity

Low muscle tension which leaves the muscles soft.

Follow 360oandp.com on:
WCBL
POINT Health Centers of America
OSSUR
U.S. Orthotics
Bulldog Tools