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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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OPCA 2060 - Clinical Applications of Trans-Tibial Prostheses II

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course will focus on trans-tibial casting techniques with variations in socket designs and suspensions. It also covers the biomechanics of the trans-tibial limb, recordkeeping, fabrication, and static and dynamic alignment of the trans-tibial prostheses. The students will fit various trans-tibial type prostheses with a variety of modular components.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): OPCA 2050  with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Trans-tibial socket designs and casting considerations
    1. basic trans-tibial prescription criteria
    2. clinical evaluation
    3. record evaluation information
  2. Trans-tibial suspension systems
    1. cuff suspension
    2. joint and corset suspension
  3. Evaluation considerations
    1. check socket fitting
    2. static alignment
    3. dynamic alignment
  4. Fitting trans-tibial prostheses
    1. documentation
    2. check socket fitting
    3. static alignment
    4. dynamic alignment
    5. modular components

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

  1. clinical evaluation of patient and prescription criteria.
  2. describe trans-tibial prosthesis suspensions and variation systems.
  3. identify basic principles and designs for trans-tibial sockets.
  4. trans-tibial fitting.

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