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Doctor insights on: Orthopedic Leg Braces

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

In stroke recovery what do leg braces do?

Many things: The braces are used to maintain alignment and prvent contractures. Also maintain stability when rehab is initiated. ...Read more

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My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?

My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?

Not enough info: What is the problem with her legs? What is the specific diagnosis? You need to supply more specific information. ...Read more

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Can I wear AFOs or leg braces while doing some cardio workout?

Can I wear AFOs or leg braces while doing some cardio workout?

Yes: As long as it does not interfere with your balance or put you at risk for injury including blistering or chafing. You may need to modify what cardio exercises that you do or cross train. If you have specific concerns discuss then with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do braces for bow legs actually help?

Do braces for bow legs actually help?

For kids yes: They work for growing kids not adults. ...Read more

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Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Can braces for bow legs actually work?

Yes: This had to be done at the right age and as soon as there is a correct diagnosis an by someone skilled in this type of treatment and who agrees that braces are the proper thing to do. ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get leg braces without consulting my doctor first?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get leg braces without consulting my doctor first?

As far: As far as I know it's illegal to practice medicine without training and a license. ...Read more

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Hi, i think i have bowed legs and im almost 17, do i need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Hi, i think i have bowed legs and im almost 17, do i need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Bowed legs: Hello JunedA, I like your question. Bowed legs in adolescents is commonly due to being overweight. but can also be caused by vitamin D deficiency, trauma, or kidney disease. Because you're 17, you're almost done growing anyway but I think going to a local doctor to be evaluated for vitamin deficiencies and other causes would be a great way for you to start your healthy adulthood. Good luck :) ...Read more

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