Diploma in Orthopedics and Plaster Technician is associated with specialists dealing with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. An orthopedic & plaster technician is specially trained in casting and splinting immobilization techniques. These technicians work under the supervision of orthopedic surgeons and manage the care of the patients in a clinic and also assist during surgeries. Technicians of this field of medicine use both surgical and non-surgical procedures for treating congenital disorders, sports injuries and musculoskeletal trauma.
The goal of the course is to address common musculoskeletal problems and impart knowledge of assisting patients with orthopedic problems through application, adjustment and removal of variety of casts and splints. The diploma educates students about plaster and synthetic cast application.