We're thrilled to announce that Orthotic Prosthetic Center (OPC), a long-time leader in prosthetic care throughout Northern Virginia, has merged with MCOP. However, even though their name will be changing, OPC will still operate in the exact same manner it always has, providing the highest level of quality care to clients throughout Virginia.Learn More

Glossary of Terms

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

Articulating Prosthetics

Articulating prosthetics and/or articulating devices can most commonly be thought of as artificial joints that still allow for movement, either naturally or by mimicking natural joint movement. When it comes to prosthetics, devices can often be divided into two distinctive groups: those with rigid connections to their prosthetic shanks (i.e., non-articulating prosthetics) and those with a hinged-ankle ankle mechanism that allows for more natural and flexible mobility (i.e., articulated prosthetics).


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