[awr-thot-iks] /ɔrˈθɒt ɪks/

(used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of devices.
a person who is qualified to practise orthotics
(functioning as sing) the provision and use of artificial or mechanical aids, such as braces, to prevent or assist movement of weak or injured joints or muscles

orthotist or·thot·ist (ôr-thŏt’ĭst, ôr’thə-tĭst)
A specialist in orthotics.

orthotics or·thot·ics (ôr-thŏt’ĭks)
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or to supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs. Also called orthetics.


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