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OPCA 1040 - Leatherwork for Lower-Limb Orthoses

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course concentrates on fabricating leather cuffs and closures, corrective T-straps, and knee control pads. These components are essential parts of the lower limb orthosis to hold the limb in a secure and functional position.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Leather cuffs for knee-ankle-foot orthoses
    1. pattern making for leather cuffs
    2. fabricating leather cuffs and closures
    3. attaching leather cuffs to knee-ankle-foot orthoses
  2. Corrective straps for orthopedic shoes with stirrups
    1. identifying size requirements
    2. fabricating corrective straps
    3. attaching corrective straps to shoes
  3. Leather cuffs for ankle-foot orthoses
    1. pattern making for leather cuffs
    2. fabricating leather cuffs and closures
    3. attaching leather cuffs to ankle-foot orthoses
  4. Knee control pads
    1. types of knee control pads
    2. pattern making
    3. fabricating knee control pads

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

  1. fabricate and attach corrective straps for an orthopedic shoe with a stirrup.
  2. fabricate and attach knee control pads.
  3. fabricate and attach leather cuffs of various type for the knee-ankle-foot orthosis.
  4. fabricate and attach leather cuffs to the ankle-foot orthosis.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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