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Glossary of Terms

Learn about the mostly commonly used terms in prosthetics and orthotics industry.


Amputation is the act of removing a limb or body part by incision through a bone. Amputations are described using levels based on where the amputation occurred.

At MCOP, we work with amputees of all levels, even the most challenging, on a regular basis.

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