Fabrication technique that uses resin to reinforce a specific orthosis/prosthesis.
Toward the outside, away from center.
Cured animal hide.
Leg length discrepancy
When one leg is longer then the other.
Legg Calve Perthes
Diagnosis that describes the lack of blood supply to the hip joint.
Term used in prosthetics to describe lengthof residual limb. The longer the lever arm, the more leverage and stability.
Light weight component
Component designed with an emphasis on light weight.
Arms or legs, extremities.
Limb salvage rate
The rate of limbs salvaged by vascular surgery in relation to the number of limbs that needed amputation surgery.
A protective, often padding cover layer, potentially also providing adhesive or low friction capabilities.
Liner - silicone, gel
Conical padding and suspension device in prosthetics, often with distal locking system.
Amputation through the tarso-metatarsal joint; LISFRANC Surgeon (France).
In lengthwise direction.
Undesirable curvature of the spine. Concave curvature of the lower back.
Lumbo-sacral area of the back.
Lower extremity orthoses
Part of the leg below the knee joint.
Lumbo Sacral Orthosis.
Material used to reduce friction in an orthotic/prosthetic joint or component.
Brace used to support or immobilize the lower back (Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis).