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OPCA 1090 - Trans-Radial/Humeral Fabrications

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to upper-limb amputation anatomy and upper-limb measurement forms. Students will identify upper-limb components used in the prosthetic industry and fabricate a long trans-radial, short trans-radial, and trans-humeral prostheses.
MnTC Goals
None

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

Major Content
  1. Upper-limb amputation anatomy
    1. upper-limb amputation types
    2. upper extremity arm muscles
    3. bony structures and landmarks of the upper-limb
  2. Upper-limb measurement form
    1. prescription criteria
  3. Upper-Limb component description
    1. long trans-radial
    2. short trans-radial
    3. trans-humeral amputations
    4. functions of components used for trans-radial and trans-humeral fabrications
  4. Long trans-radial prosthesis
    1. long trans-radial plaster model
    2. long trans-radial socket lamination
    3. flexible hinge system assembly
    4. suspension system and control cable
    5. long trans-radial final assembly
  5. Short trans-radial prosthesis with a rigid hinge system as prescribed by the prosthetic prescription
    1. short trans-radial plaster model
    2. short trans-radial socket lamination with rigid hinges
    3. short trans-radial shaping and finish lamination
    4. short trans-radial final assembly
    5. suspension system and control cable
  6. Trans-humeral prosthesis with positive locking elbow as prescribed by the prosthetic prescription
    1. trans-humeral plaster model
    2. trans-humeral socket lamination
    3. trans-humeral socket turntable location and attachment
    4. trans-humeral prosthesis shaping and lamination
    5. positive locking elbow and forearm attachment
    6. suspension system and control cable

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

  1. describe upper-limb components and uses.
  2. fabricate a short trans-radial prosthesis with a rigid hinge system as indicated by the prosthetic prescription.
  3. fabricate a trans-humeral prosthesis with a positive locking elbow as indicated by the prosthetic prescription.
  4. fabricate long trans-radial prosthesis.
  5. identify upper-limb amputation anatomy.
  6. interpret upper-limb measurement charts.

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


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