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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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OPCA 1070 - Trans-Tibial Endoskeletal Fabrications

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course covers socket lamination utilizing vacuum techniques. Students will fabricate a variety of suspension systems. The students will also finish and assemble the endoskeletal prosthesis for delivery to a patient.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): OPCA 1060  or concurrent enrollment.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Trans-tibial socket using vacuum
    1. fabricate trans-tibial model
    2. lay-up trans-tibial model
    3. laminate trans-tibial socket with vacuum laminating tools
  2. Mount joints to PTB socket
    1. static alignment
    2. vertical jig procedures
    3. trans-tibial joint placement
  3. Suspension components for PTB prosthesis
    1. thigh corset
    2. trans-tibial fork strap
    3. trans-tibial joint covers

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. fabricate leather suspension components for trans-tibial prostheses.
  2. laminate a trans-tibial socket using vacuum techniques.
  3. statically align and mount joints to a trans-tibial socket.

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