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Tecnico ortopedico (Italy)

  • Generic name of profession

    Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Tecnico ortopedico
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    d.m. 14 settembre 1994, n.665

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Il tecnico ortopedico è l'operatore sanitario che, in possesso del diploma universitario abilitante, su prescrizione medica e successivo collaudo, opera la costruzione e/o adattamento, applicazione e fornitura di protesi, ortesi e di ausili sostitutivi, correttivi e di sostegno dell' apparato locomotore, di natura funzionale ed estetica, di tipo meccanico o che utilizzano l'energia esterna o energia mista corporea ed esterna, mediante rilevamento diretto sul paziente di misure e modelli


    The orthotist is a healthcare professional in possession of a university degree qualification, who, on medical prescription and with subsequent testing, with the use of direct patient measurements and models, works on the construction and / or adaptation, as well as application and supply of prostheses, orthoses and assistive technology solutions substituting, correcting and supporting the musculoskeletal system, both of functional and aesthetic nature, mechanical and using external energy or using mixed energy sources (energy of the body and external).

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