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treated as singular The branch of medicine that deals with the provision and use of artificial devices such as splints and braces.
- ‘This week he collected his Doctorate of Philosophy from Salford University, where he is a lecturer in prosthetics and orthotics.’
- ‘Since he never patented the mask, other orthotics specialists are free to make their own versions; James, for example, was fitted at a Cleveland hospital.’
- ‘Surgeons may choose from a variety of surgical procedures to remedy the deformity when nonsurgical treatments, such as orthotics, bracing, casting, and physical therapy, have failed.’
- ‘All these new experiences, all these new words; orthotics, podiatry, pronation, pedometer, the joys of sports psychology.’
- ‘Since 1999, he has been an independent consultant in prosthetics and orthotics and therefore may have a consulting relationship with any of the companies mentioned in this article.’
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