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Articulating Prosthetics

September 16, 2020

Articulating Prosthetics Articulating prosthetics and/or articulating devices can most commonly be thought of as artificial joints that still allow for movement, either naturally or by mimicking natural joint movement. When …

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Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) An ankle-foot orthosis (also known as simply an “AFO”) is a brace that supports and controls the motion of the foot at the ankle joint, as …

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Amputee An amputee is any person who is missing a limb or body part, either congenitally or through an amputation surgery or procedure. More About Amputees: About Us – Prosthetists …

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Amputation Level

Amputation Level Amputation level is a medical term that describes the exact place where a body part should/will be amputated. This amputation level is carefully determined by a doctor and …

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Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) In 1990, a law called the American With Disabilities Act – or simply “ADA” for short – passed. The ADA is an all-encompassing civil rights …

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Prosthetic Alignment

Prosthetic Alignment In regards to prosthetics, the term “alignment” refers to the relationship between the joints of the body and specialized prosthetic components like knees and feet. At MCOP, we …

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