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.

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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