Specialist/Technologist, Other (Orthopedic Assistant)
Taxonomy Code 246ZX2200X

Classification: Specialist/Technologist, Other

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An Orthopaedic Assistant is a person who has been trained to work as a physician extender in both clinical and surgical environments. An Orthopaedic Assistant assists with aspects of patient care as determined by the supervising surgeon including, but not limited to, obtaining patient history, assisting with examinations, injections, recording of office notes, and application/adjustment/removal of splints, casts, and other immobilization devices. Acting as a surgical first assistant for orthopaedic surgery cases includes providing aid in exposure, hemostasis, positioning of the patient, suturing and closure of body planes and skin, application of wound dressings or immobilization devices, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. An Orthopaedic Assistant may be licensed, registered, or certified depending on the state in which the individual practices.


American Society of Orthopaedic Assistants (ASOA), 2014 [7/1/2014: new]
Additional Resources: National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Assistants

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Specialists/Technologists, Others (Orthopedic Assistant) Ratio per 10,000 Population by State

Data based on 2014 Census Population Estimates. Provider information last updated 1/18/2021

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The NPI Database was last updated on 1/18/2021 with 6,688,930 records.

Specialists/Technologists, Others (Orthopedic Assistant) per State with Population Ratio