Sep 18, 2020
OPCA 2080 - Clinical Applications of Upper Limb Prostheses Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course involves evaluating, measuring, recording patient information, and making a mold for trans-radial and trans- humeral prosthesis. Students will fabricate and fit the trans-radial and trans-humeral prosthesis. This course will also cover variations in upper limb socket design, review basic upper limb muscular/skeletal anatomy, as well as identify components and material science for upper-limb fabrication.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent
- Upper-limb skeletal anatomy
- basic structures
- functional upper-limb anatomy
- upper-limb anatomy and pathology
- Evaluation considerations for trans-radial and trans-humeral prostheses
- differences in long and short trans-radial sockets.
- trans-humeral sockets
- patient evaluation and measurement
- check socket fitting
- Socket considerations
- socket designs
- socket shapes
- Components and material science for upper-limb prostheses
- component selection
- lamination materials
- Fitting upper limb prostheses
- fabricate arm and fit
- fitting and checkout procedures
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- clinical evaluation of patient and prescription criteria.
- discuss principles, socket design and shape considerations for the trans-radial and trans-humeral prosthesis.
- fabricate and fit trans-radial and trans-humeral prosthesis.
- identify components and material science for upper limb prostheses.
- identify upper limb skeletal, muscular anatomy and related pathologies.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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