Sep 18, 2020  
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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.
MnTC Goals
None

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

Major Content
  1. Upper-limb skeletal anatomy
    1. basic structures
    2. functional upper-limb anatomy
    3. upper-limb anatomy and pathology
  2. Evaluation considerations for trans-radial and trans-humeral prostheses
    1. differences in long and short trans-radial sockets.
    2. trans-humeral sockets
    3. patient evaluation and measurement
    4. check socket fitting
  3. Socket considerations
    1. socket designs
    2. socket shapes
  4. Components and material science for upper-limb prostheses
    1. component selection
    2. lamination materials
    3. resin
  5. Fitting upper limb prostheses
    1. fabricate arm and fit
    2. fitting and checkout procedures

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

  1. clinical evaluation of patient and prescription criteria.
  2. discuss principles, socket design and shape considerations for the trans-radial and trans-humeral prosthesis.
  3. fabricate and fit trans-radial and trans-humeral prosthesis.
  4. identify components and material science for upper limb prostheses.
  5. identify upper limb skeletal, muscular anatomy and related pathologies.

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


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