The movement of a body part away from the middle of the body.
The movement of a body part toward the middle of the body.
The action of walking or moving.
A surgical procedure in which a body part is removed because it no longer has a use or is harmful to one’s health.
Indicates that the residual limb is bigger at the bottom than at the top.
A resistance tool or extension device placed in a knee or ankle component.
Stands for ‘certified orthotist.’ Indicated the person has passed the certification standards of The American Board of Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics.
Complete Amputation —
Indicates that the body part has been completely severed.
Congenital Amputation —
Occurs to a fetus in the womb when fibrous bands tightly wrap around and sever the body part.
Stands for ‘certified prosthetis.’ Indicates the person has passed the certification standards of The American Board of Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics.
Stands for ‘certified prosthetist/orthotist.’ Indicated the person has passed the certification standards of The American Board of Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics
Removal of the prosthesis.
Application of the prosthesis.
Gait Training —
The method of learning to walk with a prosthesis.
Hybrid Prosthesis —
A prosthesis that combines two types of control in the same prosthesis.
Nylon Sheath —
A sock worn on the residual limb to prevent perspiration and add comfort.
A custom support device or brace used to correct a deformity, relieve pain and improve function.
A sector of medicine which focuses on the application and design of orthoses.
A healthcare professional who designs, creates and fits custom orthoses.
Partial Amputation —
Indicates that most of the body part has been severed but is still attached.
A device that takes the place of the amputated body part.
The branch of medicine which designs and creates prosthesis.
Prosthetic Sock –
A custom sock worn on the residual limb to reduce friction between the limb and the prosthesis.
Person who measures, designs and fabricates prosthesis.
Pipe-like device which connects the prosthetic socket to the foot/ankle components.
The part of the prosthesis that touches the residual limb.
Term used to refer to the residual limb after an amputation.
Transfemoral Prosthesis —
Replaces a leg amputated above the knee.
Transradial Prosthesis —
Replaces an arm amputated below the elbow.
Transhumeral Prosthesis –
Replaces an arm amputated above the elbow.
Transtibial Prosthesis —
Replaces a leg amputated below the knee.