orthotics(redirected from arch supports)
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the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopaedic appliances.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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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.
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orthoticsArch 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
orthoticsThe branch of medicine dealing with the use of supportive mechanical devices. See also ORTHOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Mechanical devices that assist function.
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