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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.

Dystrophy

The medical term “dystrophy” can refer to “various unrelated, noninfectious, often genetic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration or structural alteration of a body part.” In other words, it is the pathologic loss of muscle mass over time, very often caused by inadequate nutrition or lack of exercise – but it may be caused by other catalysts, as well.

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