Orthotics: The medical practice of measuring, designing and custom fitting braces in order to correct a damaged or deformed limb or spine.
Orthosis: A custom designed mechanism that is used to support and straighten the spine or a limb that is not functioning. Orthotics also aid in recovery.
Ocular: Relating to the eyes or eyesight. Ocular prosthetics, or artificial eyes, replace natural eyes after their removal due to disease or injury.
Myoelectric Prosthesis: A device that uses electrodes to deliver signals from contracting muscles in order to produce controlled movement of the prosthesis. Such movements are the flexing of the elbow, rotation of the wrist or opening and closing of the hand.
Bionic: The study of biological functions for the purpose of implementing their characteristics in machines or robotics.
Alignment: The fitting and positioning of a prosthetic foot to the socket for optimum comfort and mobility.
Definitive Prosthesis: The final, custom fitted prosthetic device for a patient after healing and residual changes in size have ceased.
Pedorthics: The design, fabrication and fitting of custom orthoses specifically for feet. Pedorthic devices alleviate pain and assist in recovery of foot disorders due to overuse, injury, disease and congenital conditions.