Term Prosthetics/Orthotics/Seating
Code LH-0600.6500
Definition Programs that pay for or provide internal devices (such as hip and knee implants) to provide stability to correct problems that currently exist there; external appliances (such as braces or splints) that improve the functioning of individuals with muscle, joint or skeletal weaknesses, deformities or injuries; products that provide mobility impaired individuals with greater body stability, trunk/head support, the ability to maintain an upright posture and reduction in pressure to the skin while seated; and/or artificial limbs or other mechanisms which replace missing extremities or other parts of the body.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 1/29/14
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External Classification Terms Assistive Technology Equipment Provision (NPC E08.02)
Biomedicine & Bioengineering (NTE G92)
Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations (NTE P80)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Related Concepts Disabilities
Physical Disabilities
Facet Service
Bibliographic References ABLEDATA Thesaurus, Fifth Edition, Adaptive Equipment Center, Newington Children's Hospital, Newington, CT, 1990

"What's Assistive Technology?", RehabTool.com website, http://www.rehabtool.com/at.html#Seating%20and%20Positioning%20Aids

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