What is an OTC

The Orthopaedic Technologist - Certified are those individuals that have demonstrated the knowledge and skills needed to work as an Orthopaedic Technologist and who have passed the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologist Certification Examination.

The Orthopaedic Technologist - Certified is specifically trained as an extension of the Orthopaedic Surgeon and assists in the treatment of the Orthopaedic patient which includes patient assessment, casting, splinting, bracing, traction and orthopaedic surgery.

The Orthopaedic Technologist has a working knowledge of aseptic techniques, and is able to prepare for surgical procedures, assembling and preparing equipment to the specifications of the Orthopaedic Surgeon, the Orthopaedic Technologist may act as a first assistant in the operating room according to hospital policies.

The Orthopaedic Technologist is able to fit and adjust various orthopaedic appliances, such as walkers, crutches, braces, etc. as well as giving patients instructions.

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National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. ​

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