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Medical Appliance Technician Job Description

Summary

Responsible for inspecting and repairing medical support devices, including orthotics, prosthetics, joints, braces, and other medical appliances.

Primary responsibilities

  • Repair medical support devices, including braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.
  • Make or prepare prosthetics.
  • Measure patients' limbs before setting device.
  • Prepare parts using thermosetting materials.
  • Read prescriptions and interpret instructions.
  • Determine type of product or appliance to be fabricated.
  • Repair or adjust medical support devices.
  • Inform patients on how to use device.
  • Bend, smooth, shape, and form fabric and material.
  • Drill and tap holes for rivets and glue, weld, bolt, or rivet parts together to form prosthetic or orthotic devices.
  • Mark dimensions and parts of product.
  • Construct plaster casts of impressions of limbs and torsos.
  • Use digital scans of the patient's body to create the needed product.
  • Utilize techniques such as welding, carving, grinding or cutting to craft materials into desired form.
  • Create and apply requested cosmetic covers.
  • Apply desired color to product.

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