Prosthetist: A description for the prosthetist job

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Prosthetist: Provides care to patients with partial or total absence of limb by planning fabrication of, writing specifications for, and fitting prosthesis under guidance of and in consultation with physician: Assists physician in formulation of prescription. Examines and evaluates patient’s prosthetic needs in relation to disease entity and functional loss. Formulates design of prosthesis and selects materials and components. Makes casts, measurements, and model modifications. Performs fitting, including static and dynamic alignments. Evaluates prosthesis on patient and makes adjustments to assure fit, function, comfort, and quality. Instructs patient in prosthesis use. Maintains patient records. May also supervise PROSTHETICS ASSISTANTS (medical industry) 078.361-026 and other personnel. May also supervise laboratory activities relating to development of prosthesis. May also lecture and demonstrate to colleagues and other professionals regarding to practice of prosthetics. May also participate in research. May also also perform functions of ORTHOTIST (medical industry) 078.261-018.

Job industry: medical industry

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