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ORTE 2010 - Thermoplastic Orthoses

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 6
Course Description: In this course students practice skills necessary to accurately vacuum form thermoplastic over a variety of plaster models to create acceptable orthoses. Practical skills include making negative wraps, creating positive plaster models, and adding metal components contoured and aligned to finish the orthoses.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ORTE 2000  or concurrently enrolled.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. A. Model forming
    1. lower-limb and spinal models
    2. angular changes to negative models
    3. modifications to plaster models
  2. B. Vacuum form thermoplastic orthoses
    1. components
    2. aligning joints to model
    3. vacuum forming thermoplastic
  3. C. Trim lines and finishing edges
    1. rough trim
    2. definitive trim lines
    3. edges

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

  1. A. vacuum form thermoplastic over a variety of plaster models of lower limb and spinal sections.
  2. B. fabricate a variety of articulating thermoplastic orthoses.
  3. C. establish trim lines and finish edges of thermoplastic orthoses.

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