Orthotist and Prosthetist

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Length of Education: 
6 years
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Orthotists and prosthetists help design and fit individuals for braces and artificial limbs to help those who have lost a limb due to illness or traumatic injury be able to move independently.

Technology has created big advances in prosthetic devices, including artificial legs that allow people to run and artificial hands that are controlled by the arm muscles.