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Glossary of Terms
ABC Certified Orthotist or Prosthetist
An allied health professional who has completed the necessary educational requirements and passed the examination prescribed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. (ABC).
also Anaplastics, the discipline of restoring the body through life-like, realistic means.
also Anaplastologist, one who practices in Alloplastology.
also Anaplastology, the art and science of restoring the body through life-like, realistic means.
Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist
The plural of orthosis.
A customized appliance used to help straighten or help prevent a deformity.
The professional practice of providing orthopedic appliances or braces.
A professional health practitioner who provides orthotic services.
The design, manufacture modification and fit of shoes and foot orthoses to alleviate problems caused by disease, congenital condition, overuse or injury.
The plural of prosthesis.
A custom-designed artificial limb or body part.
The professional practice of providing artificial limbs.
A professional health practitioner who designs, creates and fits artificial limbs or body parts.
A custom hybrid designed prosthetic incorporating a hinged portion of an orthotic device.