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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.

Prosthetic Suspension Applications

To be suspended means to hang from something else, and when it comes to prosthetics, the term stays true to its original meaning.

To help overcome the challenge of attaching a replacement limb to a human and getting it to stick, we now have more modern prosthetic suspension solutions which – when coupled with advanced socket designs – alleviate the threat of detachment.

Among the most popular types of suspension solutions for prosthetic devices are suction suspension with or without liners, locking suspension, lanyard suspension, and more.

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