Design medical supportive devices


Compose, create and evaluate orthopaedic and prosthetic devices after consulting with physicians, examining and measuring the patient in order to determine the size of the artificial limb.

Alternative labels

design medical-supportive devices
design prostheses
design artificial limbs
design medical supportive device

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with skills

Essential skill

Design medical supportive devices is essential to master the following skills:

Carry out work-related measurements

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Design medical supportive devices is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Prosthetist-orthotist: Prosthetist-orthotists design and custom fit prostheses and orthoses for individuals who are missing a limb from accident, disease or congenital conditions or for individuals who have impairments, deficiences or weaknesses due to injury, pathology or congenital malformation. They mix patient care with the design and fabrication of these devices to address their patients’ needs.

Optional skill

Design medical supportive devices is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 21, 2022