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Powered Prosthetics

September 24, 2020

Powered Prosthetics A powered prosthetic is a device that provides active power through motors during movement. This can apply for ankles, knees, elbows and hands. Learn more about powered prosthetics: …

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Pistoning Pistoning occurs when the residual limb moves up and down inside the socket, usually due to inadequate suspension. Pistoning is also referred to as vertical displacement. Learn more about …

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Orthotics Orthotics is the medical specialty that focuses on the design and application of orthoses (braces). At MCOP, we specialize in creating custom-designed orthotics to help alleviate everyday challenges and …

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Orthosis An orthosis is an external, wearable device that assists with the correction of limb and/or spine disorders. Each device is designed to address the patient’s specific clinical presentation after …

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Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO)

Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) MSPO stands for Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. This is the required degree level for people entering the field of …

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Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) is a brace that supports and controls motion at the knee, ankle, and foot joints. The entire system is usually …

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