prosthetist


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prosthetist

 [pros´thĕ-tist]
a person skilled in prosthetics and practicing its application.

pros·the·tist

(pros'the-tist),
One skilled in constructing and fitting prostheses.

prosthetist

[pros′thətist]
a person who fabricates and fits artificial limbs and similar devices prescribed by a physician. A certified prosthetist is one who has successfully completed the examination of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.

prosthetist

Orthopedics A person who produces and/or fits a prosthetic device, usually understood to be a limb

pros·the·tist

(pros'thĕ-tist)
One skilled in constructing and fitting prostheses.

Prosthetist

A health care professional who is skilled in making and fitting artificial parts (prosthetics) for the human body.
Mentioned in: Rehabilitation

pros·the·tist

(pros'thĕ-tist)
One skilled in constructing and fitting prostheses.

prosthetist (pros´thətist),

n the principal responsible individual involved in the construction of an artificial replacement for any part of the body.

prosthetist

a person skilled in prosthetics and practicing its application.
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The technique provides clinical researchers and prosthetists the capability to establish an evidence base for prosthetist training, long-term patient follow-up, and interpatient outcome comparison for decision support in socket design.
The initial orthopedist and prosthetist set up the lab.
The prosthetist led me down the hall toward the "walking room.
This is the only trust in the country to employ prosthetists through burns and plastic surgery, and we have a wealth of experience.
As a prosthetist or orthotist, your work with patients would usually include assessing how much a patient is physically able do before having an artificial limb or appliance fitted.
asked Alex Freire, a Whittier prosthetist and orthotist, as he explained his part in the boy's recovery.
The symposiums final day started with Center for the Intrepid Chief Prosthetist John Fergason's presentation on lower-limb prosthetics.
Lane warned Cohen of the risks and advised him to meet with Eric Schaffer, a 38-year old Hicksville, Long Island prosthetist, an expert in designing state-of-the-art artificial limbs.
In order to purchase the artificial knee joint, the orthotist and prosthetist must take an intensive eight-hour course and pass an exam.
A PROSTHETIST became infatuated with a pretty patient, bombarding her with telephone calls, after fitting insoles on her feet to help her walk.
A prosthetist at Duke University recently discovered that the plastic joints in Barbie's knees work great as flexible artificial fingers for amputees and accident victims.