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Related undergraduate careers: Prosthetist/Orthotist

Prosthetists design and fit artificial limbs (prostheses) to replace limbs that have either been lost through amputation or which were missing at birth. Orthotists design and fit surgical appliances (orthoses) such as braces, callipers, neck collars and splints, which support the patient’s limbs or spine to relieve pain, aid movement or prevent the worsening of physical deformities. The orthoses may be worn permanently by the patient or used temporarily until they no longer need them. They begin by assessing the patient to see how much they are able or unable to do. After...more

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