Glossary


ABC Certified Orthotist or Prosthetist - An allied health professional who has completed the necessary educational requirements and passed the examination prescribed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc., ABC.

Alloplastics - also Anaplastics - the discipline of restoring the body through life-like, realistic means

Alloplastologist - also Anaplastologist - one who practices in Alloplastology

Alloplastology - also Anaplastology - the art and science of restoring the body through life-like, realistic means

CO - Certified Orthotist

CP - Certified Prosthetist

CPO - Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Orthoses - The plural of orthosis

Orthosis - A customized appliance used to help straighten or help prevent a deformity

Orthotics - The professional practice of providing orthopedic appliances or braces

Orthotist - A professional health practitioner who provides orthotic services

Pedorthic - The design, manufacture modification and fit of shoes and foot orthoses to alleviate problems caused by disease, congenital condition, overuse or injury

Prostheses - The plural of prosthesis

Prosthesis - A custom-designed artificial limb or body part

Prosthetics - The professional practice of providing artificial limbs

Prosthetist - A professional health practitioner who designs, creates and fits artificial limbs or body parts

Prosthosis - A custom hybrid designed prosthetic incorporating a hinged portion of an orthotic device