orthotics

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orthotics

 [or-thot´iks]
the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks),
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopaedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics

orthotics

/or·thot·ics/ (-iks) the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.

orthotics

(ôr-thŏt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.

or·thot′ist (ôr-thŏt′ĭst, ôr′thə-tĭst) n.

orthotics

[ôrthot′iks]
Etymology: Gk, orthos, straight
the design and use of external appliances to support a paralyzed muscle, promote a specific motion, or correct a musculoskeletal deformity.

orthotics

Podiatry
A device that is placed on the insole of shoes to either make them more comfortable and provide added support, or to modify a person’s balance in the shoe.

orthotics

Arch supports, inner soles, inserts Podiatry A device placed on the insole of shoes to either make them more comfortable and provide added support, or to modify a person's balance in the shoe. Cf Orthoptics, see Vision therapy.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks)
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics.

orthotics

The branch of medicine dealing with the use of supportive mechanical devices. See also ORTHOSIS.

Orthotics

Mechanical devices that assist function.
Mentioned in: Osteopathy

orthotics (ōr·thäˑ·tiks),

n an external appliance used to correct a deformity of the musculoskeletal system, such as to promote a particular movement or to brace a paralyzed muscle.

orthotics

the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.
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