O & P

Orthotics and Prosthetics.

O&P Facility

Place where orthotic or prosthetic patient care is provided.

Open end socket

Prosthetic socket with an open (non-suction) distal end.


Surgeon who corrects congenital or functional abnormalities of the bones with surgery, casting, and bracing.

Orthosis, (Orthoses)

Custom-fabricated or custom-fitted brace or support designed to align, correct, or prevent neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity. Note: this does not include supports or devices carried in stock and sold by drug and other stores, corset shops or surgical supply facilities (e.g., fabric and elastic supports, corsets, arch supports, trusses, elastic hose, canes, crutches, cervical collars, dental appliances).

Orthotic (adj.)

The science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis under a prescription from a licensed physician, chiropractor, or podiatrist to correct or alleviate neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.

Orthotic band

Medio-lateral reinforcement bands in orthoses.


The science and clinical service dealing with identifying clinical indication for orthotic treatment and the design, manufacture, fitting as well as clinical/technical maintenance as pertaining to orthoses.


Licensed person that measures, designs, fabricates, fits, or services orthoses as prescribed by a licensed physician, and who assists in the formulation of an orthosis to support or correct disabilities.


Pertaining to bone.


Degenerative change in cartilage and bone of joints.


A condition caused by wear and tear that causes inflammation of the joint, swelling, pain, and limitation of free motion.


Inflammation of bone and cartilage.


Degeneration of cartilage and bone.

Osteogenesis imperfecta

(hereditary) Disease, extreme brittleness of long bones.


Inflammation of the interior of the bone.


See also myoplastic; muscles connected to a bone.


Restoration, repair, plastic surgery of bones.


Hardening of bones.


Surgical cutting of bones (for re-alignment purposes).


A patient who is being treated by but not admitted to hospital or treatment center.

Outpatient Clinic

Facility treating outpatients; clinic for patients not being admitted to stay.

occupational therapist

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