Orthotics in the Field of Orthopaedic Technology
Orthopaedic technology differentiates between the two classic fields of prosthetics and orthotics. Orthotics is a medical field that centres on the development, production and application of orthoses. While a prosthesis replaces a body part, an orthosis supports a body part or body function. An orthosis can affect the structural and functional properties of the neuromuscular and skeletal system.
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