pros·​thet·​ist | \ ˈpräs-thə-tist How to pronounce prosthetist (audio) \

Definition of prosthetist

: a specialist in prosthetics

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Recent Examples on the Web But under a 2001 state law, prosthetics manufacturers need a state prosthetics manufacturing license, requirements for which include a bachelor’s degree, eight months of supervised work under a licensed prosthetist and other steps. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Ohio officials seek to help 3D-printing prosthetics charity via law change," 13 June 2019 Mobius General Manager Jay Burkholder said the company is purposely moving slowing to put the bionic arm on the market, making sure that the very best prosthetists in the country are involved so the fit will be perfect for the recipients. Robert Rhoden,, "Tormented by pain, Mandeville veteran continues quest for state-of-the-art prosthetic," 4 June 2019 In August, Helms drove to the Puyallup office of prosthetist Greg Davidson, who specializes in designing limbs for active and athletic amputees, including numerous participants in the Paralympics. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "At Harborview, where 175 limb amputations are performed yearly, a support group offers help," 8 Oct. 2018 The project's four undergraduate members - Levine, Flamerich, Adam Benabbou and Kaitlin Burnash - also worked with orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and prosthetists at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Children's of Alabama. William Thornton,, "UA student project supplies children with 3D printed prosthetic limbs," 17 Oct. 2017 By the time Woodhall was in middle school, his doctor, Stephen Santora and his prosthetist, Eric Green, grew accustomed to sitting down with the young athlete and brainstorming ideas for prosthetics. Eden Laase,, "After losing his legs shortly after birth, Hunter Woodhall found his place on the track," 13 July 2017 The camp offers theraputic programs with physical and occupational therapists, prosthetists & adult amputee role models and gives campers a chance to be with others who are like them. Matt Ormseth,, "Camp No Limits At Quinnipiac Brings Together Children Without Limbs," 7 July 2017 VA staffing will include a full-time prosthetist and two support people. Jeanette Steele,, "VA and Navy partner to open prosthetics lab in Oceanside," 16 May 2017 The Defense Department will also have a prosthetist, two physical therapists and one technician on site. Jeanette Steele,, "VA and Navy partner to open prosthetics lab in Oceanside," 16 May 2017

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Prosthetist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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pros·​the·​tist | \ ˈpräs-thət-əst How to pronounce prosthetist (audio) \

Medical Definition of prosthetist

: a specialist in prosthetics

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