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Glossary of Terms

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


Biomechanics are mechanical laws applied to the human body which help us study the movement and interaction of joints, muscles, and so on. A thorough understanding of biomechanics is essential for anyone working with amputees on a regular basis since it provides invaluable insights into many recovery-related aspects like gait deviations, problems with prosthetic pressure points, and more.

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