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Glossary of Terms

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


Gait is a person’s walking pattern. This pattern, or gait, is established through balance and the coordination of muscles in a persons legs, hips, and torso. A person’s gait can change as these muscles or body components change or are compromised. 

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