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Lower Limb Prosthetic Symposium

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Lower Limb Prosthetic Symposium


Lower Limb Prosthetic Symposium

Check-In: 4:30 pmProgramming and Dinner: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Program Sessions


Overview of Lower Limb Prostheses 

Outcome Measures in Lower Limb Prosthetics 

Improving Transfemoral Amputee Gait: A Step in the Right Direction

Questions and Answers


Topics Include


Patient population trends in dysavascular and trauma patients

Outcomes measurement tools

PLUS-M assessment tool

Sample patient case studies and outcomes

Lower limb prosthetic technology and design

Rehab timelines 

Bench, Static, and Dynamic Alignment

Gait Deviation Definitions 


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:


recall common terms associated with prosthetics

identify and describe levels of amputation of the lower extremities

discuss a generalized timeline for the rehabilitation of an individual after a lower extremity amputation 

identify typical components used in the fabrication of a lower extremity prosthesis, such as various kinds of interfaces; transtibial and transfemoral sockes; types of suspension; and categories of feet and knees

interpret and discuss hypothetical patient profiles indicating the need for a lower extremity prosthesis

communicate the benefits of using outcome measures with lower limb prosthetic patients 

discuss the Prosthetics Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) assessment, how it was developed, how it is used to assess mobility for patients that use lower limb prosthetics to provide objective outcomes

define correlation with outcomes and standard of care

identify trends in adult limb loss populations 

review sample patient case studies and best practice approach to rehabilitation and a successful care plan

demonstrate the value in a healthcare team approach to limb loss patient care

compare and contrast the processes of transfemoral prosthetic component configuration of bench, static and dynamic alignments

identify common transfemoral gait deviations

explain the cause(s) of common transfemoral gait deviations 


Instructors

Elena Sorci, CPO; Katie Toth, CPO; Wallis Farraday, CP; Thomas McInterny, CPO

Continuing Education Requirements and Credits

All attendees are required to attend the entire session, sign in at the beginning at the end of the course. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation and verbal responses to Q & A unless a written assessment is required by an applicable approving State Board or Organization. Contact hours available for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, SW, CM, and RN. For more information on Hanger Clinic's accreditation status, please visit us at www.HangerClinic.com/ContinuingEducation. 

Special Requests

Hanger Clinic strives to make our learning environments fully accessible and want to provide our guests with an opportunity to identify special needs in advance of the course. 

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Gurn, Senior Business Development Manager.

Email: TEd1cm4gfCBIYW5nZXIgISBjb20= Phone: (607) 427-0031



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