(used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
Origin of 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
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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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