Prosthetics and Orthotics

In 2024, OTWorld will once again be showcasing innovations and the latest scientific findings on the optimal provision of prostheses, orthoses, corsets and other aids.

Leading national and international companies from over 30 countries will present a unique range of products and services in the technical orthopaedics market segment at the world's largest innovation show in the industry. The largest and most important congress in the industry offers a unique exchange of knowledge and experience. What's more, specialist colleagues as well as doctors and physiotherapists meet in Leipzig to share their experiences. A unique opportunity!


Manufacturing using 3D printing is creating new possibilities and changing the industry. The most important innovations will be presented in the OTWorld.3D exhibition area.

Our tip: Attend workshops at the world congress with the OTWorld Trade Show Ticket

High-calibre specialist and practical knowledge for everyone! For the first time, visitors can also attend all workshops at the world congress with the OTWorld Trade Show Ticket. Prosthetists and orthotists will even receive further training points from the IQZ for this visit. OTWorld exhibitors will also showcase their innovations in over 50 exhibitor workshops.

In 2024, there will be exciting contributions on the following topics, among others:

  • Paediatric/adolescent and neuro-orthopaedics
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Materials research
  • Sports prophylaxis/accident injury

Orthopaedic Footwear Technology

Orthopaedic footwear technicians meet in the OTWorld.shoe-technology exhibition area. Here, visitors will find innovative techniques for the orthopaedic footwear technology trade and new products.

At the centre of OTWorld.shoe-technology is the meeting point for orthopaedic footwear technology on the subject of sensomotoric insoles. These are of great importance for neurological disorders, among other things. For which clinical pictures are they indicated and how can they be optimised? The fitting of sensomotoric foot orthoses requires craftspeople to have adequate user skills that go beyond basic knowledge. In addition, quality and care standards must be defined for individualised, indication-based and high-quality care. At the Orthopaedic Footwear Technology Meeting Point, which is jointly developed and supervised by the Competence Centre for Orthopaedic Footwear Technology and the Studiengemeinschaft Orthopädieschuhtechnik e.V., visitors can obtain information and exchange ideas on this important topic.

The congress also offers numerous programme items on the topic of healthy feet.

view congress programme for orthopaedic footwear technology

Rehabilitation Technology

The OTWorld world congress offers a comprehensive platform for targeted training and informs visitors about the latest developments and knowledge in the field of rehabilitation technology through a variety of workshops and other events. Through a range of topics and content, participants will have the opportunity to expand their expertise and learn about innovative approaches and technologies used in rehabilitation.

Our tip: Visit the special show on neurological diseases in Hall 3.

Medical Supply Stores

OTWorld is an indispensable industry event for the medical supply trade - as the most important address for further training and as a central international platform for the trade in medical aids and healthcare products. The latest offers for the product range, suggestions for shop design and product presentation, practical presentations and workshops - this is where employees get fit for the care of the future!

Better care through knowledge advantage

Compression care is a central service of every medical supply retailer. Specialist knowledge is required for the complex care of patients with lymphatic disorders. In the "Lymphology" workshop series, patients are shown how it can be done even better. More practical relevance is not possible!

view "Medical supply store" and "Lymphology" workshops

More insight for commercial staff

The business management requirements for commercial employees in medical supply stores are increasing due to increasing digitalisation, but also due to the ever more extensive contracts with health insurance companies. On 1 July 2027, the e-prescription for medical aids will become mandatory for all orthopaedic companies and medical supply stores. It pays to familiarise yourself with the topic early on. On E-Prescription Day on 16 May 2024, numerous project partners such as the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT) will provide insights into the "ePrescription for orthopaedic aids" pilot project at their exhibition stands.

OTWorld offers solutions for more transparency in the IT sector. All IT providers offering solutions in this area will be represented here. Visitors can also find out more about this important topic at the information stand in Hall 3 and on various tours of the trade fair.


Doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, trauma surgeons, rehabilitation physicians and sports physicians will benefit from certified training courses and intensive dialogue within the interdisciplinary care team at OTWorld 2024.


There is a lot to discover in 2024 for skilled workers in training and studies as well as those interested in further education and training: the joint stand OTWorld.campus and the Youth.Academy TO .


Hall 1, Stand B36/C39

The technical orthopaedics sector offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We want to inspire enthusiasm for these healthcare professions! At OTWorld.campus, master schools, universities and other educational institutions from all over the world will therefore be presenting their training and further education programmes and providing important impetus for personal development. Exciting activities and topic-specific presentations await visitors to the joint area.