Ensure that the prosthetic-orthotic devices fit the patient according to specifications. Test and evaluate them to ensure that they work as intended. Make adjustments to ensure proper fit, function and comfort.
Skill reusability level
Relationships with occupations
Test prosthetic-orthotic devices is an essential skill of the following occupations:
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.
Test prosthetic-orthotic 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.
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.