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Glossary of Terms

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

Transtibial Amputation

A below-the-knee amputation performed by cutting through the tibia and fibula. In other words, this is a special type of below-the-knee amputation where the lower-leg amputation occurs between the ankle and the knee (hence its other name, “below-knee amputation”).

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