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

Definition of prosthetist

: a specialist in prosthetics

Examples of prosthetist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My most recent prosthetist had devised their own patented method of molding a socket that better accommodates bodies like mine. Britt H. Young, Wired, 26 Oct. 2021 Its founder, a prosthetist named Össur Kristinsson, had undergone a leg amputation himself, and one of his first ambitions was to invent a soft lining of silicon to sit between the remnant of an amputated limb and the hard socket of the prosthesis. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 5 Aug. 2021 Eventually, Brian Mueller, a certified prosthetist and manager of the UAB Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinic, fitted Vasquez for a customized prosthetic leg. Carol Robinson |, al, 8 July 2021 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,, 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,, 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, 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,, 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,, 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of prosthetist

1896, in the meaning defined above

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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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