Jan 28, 2023
ORTE 2020 - Upper-Limb Fabrication Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 6
Course Description: This course concentrates on identification of the skeletal structure, joints and landmarks of the hand, wrist, and forearm. The course covers the identification of various types of upper-extremity orthoses and the interpretation of upper-extremity orthometry forms. Students fabricate both metal and plastic hand and wrist-hand orthoses to specific prescription from measurements and plaster models of the upper extremities in the orthotics lab.
Prerequisite(s): ORTE 2010 or concurrently enrolled.
- A. Upper-limb anatomy and biomechanics
- finger, hand, wrist structures
- normal wrist, hand, finger motion range
- hand, finger prehension patterns
- anatomical terminology
- B. Upper-limb orthoses and components
- basic opponents wrist, hand orthoses and attachments
- external powered prehension orthoses
- plastic system upper-limb orthoses
- C. Plastic and metal hand and wrist-hand orthoses fabrication and assembly
- upper-limb orthometry forms
- upper-limb components
- upper-limb model modifications
- component shaping
- component assembling
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- A. identify basic upper-limb anatomy.
- B. explain upper-limb biomechanics.
- C. differentiate between various upper-limb orthoses and their components.
- D. interpret prescriptive orthometry forms and measurements.
- E. fabricate components for plastic and metal hand orthoses and wrist-hand orthoses.
- F. assemble plastic and metal hand orthoses and wrist-hand orthoses.
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