Orthopedic Technology is a healthcare profession focusing on the treatment of the orthopedic patient. A graduate of the orthopedic technology program is proficient in the use of current casting and splinting techniques as well as fitting the patient with orthopedic bracing and equipment. Orthopedic technologists are familiar with up-to-date orthopedic surgical techniques and have the ability to assist the surgeon in the operating room. Students may pursue career opportunities within hospitals, physician offices, medical clinics, orthopedic bracing and equipment companies, and research groups. Successful completion of the Orthopedic Technology degree program leads to eligibility for The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP) registration exam. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.
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