the science of developing and fitting surgical devices designed to activate or supplement a weakened or atrophied limb or function
Origin of orthoticsorth(o)- + -otic + s
noun(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.
- (medicine) The design, manufacture and installation of orthopedic appliances to support, straighten or improve the function of a body part
- plural form of orthotic