Journal of Engineering Sciences and Design, cilt.6, ss.460-463, 2018 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
The orthosis is a 3D material that supports the deformed field. These orthotic materials are used to help weak muscle function, to support muscles and joints, to correct posture, to continue to work despite unbalanced movements, and to heal fractures. Upper and lower extremity orthosis practices are available. Upper limb orthosis; shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand or fingers. Prevents or supports unwanted movements. There are various upper extremity orthoses called fingers, hand splints, hand and wrist atrophy, elbow orthosis, shoulder orthosis according to the region where they are practiced. Orthoses applied to the hand and arm are usually provided for short-term use. Nowadays, with the new generation of the industrial orthosis and 3D designs, the treatment of deformity has become possible by using simulation techniques on the biomechanical data. The purpose of this study is to discuss the advantage of the 3-dimensional PLA (Polylactic acid)-based finger-tipped orthosis on the individual's superiority against other conventional methods and designs in the treatment of upper limb finger conservative treatment.