orthotic/prosthetic technician

orthotic/prosthetic technician

Making a plaster cast
Making a plaster cast Preparing for the lamination of a thigh socket Making Hoffman splints Assembling a thigh prosthesis
orthotic/prosthetic technician:

Who are they and what do they do? The orthotic/prosthetic technician makes prostheses (for amputees0 and orthoses (to correct deformities and aid movement - e.g. of the spine) and other similar aids and appliances. Other job titles may include orthopedic technician.

What are the activities of the job? Appliances are made from wood, metals, plastic material, leather and natural materials using machining, milling, grinding, welding, assembly and other techniques.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In an environment with no significant unfavourable conditions.

What tools/equipment do they use? Various machines and equipment, various hand tools, preparations and aids.

What do you need to succeed? You need apprentice training, and manual skill.


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