Definition of orthotics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ôrˈTHädiks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of medicine that deals with the provision and use of artificial devices such as splints and braces.
Example sentences
  • This week he collected his Doctorate of Philosophy from Salford University, where he is a lecturer in prosthetics and orthotics.
  • All these new experiences, all these new words; orthotics, podiatry, pronation, pedometer, the joys of sports psychology.
  • Since he never patented the mask, other orthotics specialists are free to make their own versions; James, for example, was fitted at a Cleveland hospital.



Example sentences
  • Appropriate types of off-loading techniques and bracing may require consultation with a podiatrist, pedorthist, or an orthotist.
  • Gauvry is trained as an orthotist, an orthopedic-related specialty that involves the clinical treatment of orthopedic problems and injuries.
  • The normal mode that the braces are placed into by the orthotist did not significantly decrease the net knee moment and also had the lowest percentage reduction in the medial compartment load.

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Syllabification: or·thot·ics

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