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Glossary of Terms

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


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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