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Definition of Prosthetics

Prosthetics: The art and science of developing artificial replacements for body parts. Depending on the type of prosthesis, prosthetics may be built and fitted/implanted in a hospital (as in the case of an artificial knee joint) or by an outside specialist.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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