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orthotics

 [or-thot´iks]
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.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks),
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopaedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics
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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.
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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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks)
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

orthotics

The branch of medicine dealing with the use of supportive mechanical devices. See also ORTHOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Orthotics

Mechanical devices that assist function.
Mentioned in: Osteopathy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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She said: "There are currently around 400 orthotists in the UK and the British Healthcare Trades Association predict there needs to be a workforce increase of approximately 50 per cent to meet the current and future demand.
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists; 2007; San Francisco, CA.
Prosthetists and Orthotists can now renew their licenses online with just a few quick and easy steps.
Master's degree-level occupations in manufacturing include orthotists and prosthetists.
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Long-term management includes the expertise of a wide range of other professionals, including orthopaedic surgeons (with the help of orthotists), stomatherapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers.
Hettinger, "Microprocessor lower limb prosthetics: review of current state of the art," American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, vol.
Presentations will be given by nurses, doctors, podiatrists and orthotists to emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork when holistically caring for the person with diabetes and foot ulcers.
The American Orthotists and Prosthetists Association announced it has set up a fund to help cover the cost of prostheses for marathon victims.
A good example of such opportunities is the annual meeting & scientific symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists.