Cole Orthotic Pediatric Center is a leading and innovative pediatric orthotic facility servicing children of all ages in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan for over 80 years.

Pediatric Upper Extremity Orthoses

Cole Orthotic Pediatric Center fabricates an array of customized upper extremity orthoses designed to restore or improve functional and structural characteristics of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Upper extremity orthoses also are used frequently on patients who have had neurologic problems, such as stroke,2 traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), spinal cord injury (SCI), and peripheral nerve injury.

Functions of upper extremity orthoses

  • Increase range of motion (ROM)
  • Immobilize an extremity to help promote tissue healing
  • Apply traction either to correct or prevent contractures
  • Assist in providing enhanced function
  • Serve as an attachment for assistive devices
  • Help correct deformities
  • Block unwanted movement of a joint








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