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 notes

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

Alternative label

  • 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

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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