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OPCA 2050 - Clinical Applications of Trans-Tibial Prostheses l

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course identifies the role and essential patient management skills of the Prosthetist. Basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system will be covered. This course focuses on the lower limb, trans-tibial patient evaluation and casting techniques. Also included are normal human locomotion and the biomechanics of the trans-tibial amputee. Patient recordkeeping, fabrication, and static and dynamic alignment of standard trans-tibial prostheses. The student will fit various trans-tibial type prostheses with a variety of modular components.
MnTC Goals

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

Major Content
  1. Role of the Prosthetist
    1. management skills
  2. Lower-limb skeletal and muscular anatomy
    1. skeletal system
    2. muscular system
    3. biomechanics
  3. Amputation levels and residual limb care
    1. reasons for amputation
    2. amputation surgery procedures
    3. care of the residual limb
    4. weight-bearing considerations for casting
    5. trans-tibial socket design principles
  4. Evaluation considerations
    1. clinical evaluation of patient
    2. prescription criteria
    3. evaluation of residual limb
    4. residual limb casting
    5. cast modification
    6. suspension
  5. 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. fit trans-tibial.
  2. clinical evaluation considerations.
  3. describe basic functions of the skeletal and muscular systems.
  4. identify the role of the Prosthetist.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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