- (used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
Origin of orthotics
- Also orthosis. a device or support, especially for the foot, used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem.
- of or relating to orthotics.
Origin of orthotic
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- (functioning as singular) the provision and use of artificial or mechanical aids, such as braces, to prevent or assist movement of weak or injured joints or muscles
- The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or to supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.orthetics
- Of or relating to orthotics.
- An orthopedic appliance designed to straighten or support a body part.
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