orthotics(redirected from orthetics)
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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.
or·thot′ist (ôr-thŏt′ĭst, ôr′thə-tĭst) n.
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) the provision and use of artificial or mechanical aids, such as braces, to prevent or assist movement of weak or injured joints or muscles
n. (used with a sing. v.)
a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
or•thot•ist (ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst) n.