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prosthetic-orthotics technician





Prosthetic-orthotics technicians design, create, fit and repair supportive devices, such as braces, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.

Scope note

Includes people producing orthopaedic devices. Excludes people producing electrical devices such as hearing aids.

Alternative Labels

orthotic and prosthetic technician

surgical appliance maker

surgical appliance technician

orthopaedic technician

prosthetics maker

prosthetics assembler

prosthetic devices maker

orthotic technician

O&P technician

orthotic appliance maker

orthopaedic appliance maker

prosthetic support maker

orthotics technician

prosthetic appliance maker

prosthetic brace maker

prosthetic-orthotics technician

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: