Your Glossary of Terminology

 
 
 
ABC-Certified Practitioner:
Abduction:
Above Elbow Prosthesis (AEP):
Above Knee Prosthesis (AKP):
Accreditation:
Adduction:
Americans with Disabilities Act:
Ankle/Foot Orthosis (AFO):
Ankle Orthosis (AO):
Anterior:
Below Elbow Prosthesis (BEP):
Below Knee Prosthesis (BKP):
Bowden Cable Control:
 
Cerebral Palsy:
Certification:
Cervical Orthosis (CO):
Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbosacral Orthosis (CTLSO):
Cervical/Thoracic Orthosis (CTO):
Circumduction:
Continuing Education:
Credentialing:
Custom Designed Orthoses:
Custom Designed Prosthesis:
Custom Fitted Orthoses:
Diplegia:
 
Distal:
Dorsal Surface:
Dorsiflexion:
Dual Control:
Edema:
Elbow Disarticulation Prosthesis (EDP):
Elbow Orthosis (EO):
Elbow/Wrist/Hand Orthosis (EWHO):
Electric Powered Component:
EMG - Electromyogram:
Endoskeletal Prosthesis:
Eversion:
Exoskeletal Prostheses:
Extension:
Fabric or Neoprene Orthoses:
 
Facility:
Facio-Scapulo-Humeral Muscular Dystrophy:
Hybrid Design Concepts:
Hyperextension:
Inversions:
Knee/Ankle/Foot Orthosis (KAFO):
Knee Disarticulation Prosthesis (KDP):
Knee orthosis (KO):
Kyphosis:
Lateral (External) Rotation:
Lordosis:
Lumbosacral Orthosis (LSO):
Mastectomy Prosthesis (MP):
Mechanical Components:
Medial (Internal) Rotation:
Median Plane:
Metal & Leather Orthoses:
Molded Plastic and Metal Orthoses:
 
Molded Plastic Orthoses:
Monoplegia:
Muscular Dystrophy:
Musculoskeletal:
Myoelectric Control:
Necrosis:
Neuromuscular:
 
Orthosis:
Orthotics:
Orthotist:
Palmar (Volar) Flexion:
Palmar (Volar) Surface:
Paralysis:
Paraplegia:
Partial Foot Prosthesis (PFP):
 
Partial Hand Prosthesis (PHP):
Partial Mastectomy Prosthesis (PMP):
Passive Control:
Passive/Mechanical Components:
Pedorthics:
Pedorthist:
Pes Calcaneus:
Pes Cavus:
Pes Equinus:
Pes Planus (Planovalgus):
Pes (Talipes) Valgus:
Pes (Talipes) Varus:
Plantar Flexion:
Plantar Surface:
 
Position Servo Pull-Switch Control:
Posterior:
Pre-Fabricated Orthosis:
Pre-Fabricated Prostheses:
Pronation:
Prosthesis:
Prosthetics:
Prosthetist:
Protraction:
Proximal:
Pseudohypertrophic Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne's Disease):
Pull-Switch Control:
 
Push Button Switch Control:
Quadriplegia (Tetraplegia):
Referral Sources:
Residual Limb:
Retraction:
Rocker Switch Control:
Rotation:
Sacral Orthosis (SO):
Scapular-Thoracic Prosthesis (STP):
Scoliosis:
Shoulder Disarticulation Prosthesis (SDP):
Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist/Hand Orthosis (SEWHO):
Shoulder Orthosis (SO):
Single Control:
 
Single Site - Single Functional Control:
Single Site - Two Function Control:
Spina Bifida:
Supination:
Switch Control:
Syme's Prosthesis (SP):
Talipes Equinovarus:
Thoracic/Lumbosacral Orthosis (TLSO):
Triple Control:
Triplegia:
Two Site - Two Function Myoelectric Control:
Two Site - Five Function Myoelectric Control:
 
Two Site - Seven Functional Control:
Valgus:
Varus:
Wrist Disarticulation Prosthesis (WDP):
Wrist/Hand Orthosis (WHO):
Wrist Orthosis (WO):