Webinar: Overview of Lower Limb Prostheses
Date and Time
This course begins by reviewing common terms associated with prosthetics and levels of amputation of the lower extremities. A generalized time line for the rehabilitation of an individual after lower extremity amputation will be discussed. Aspects of creating a lower extremity prosthetic design will be presented, including discussions of: user evaluation process; interface materials; types of suspension available; categories of prosthetic feet and knees; and additional components that may be incorporated into a prosthesis for maximized user outcomes. The course concludes with discussion of three hypothetical patient profiles.
Upon completion of this program, participant will be able to:
- Recall common terms associated with prosthetics
- Identify and describe levels of amputation of the lower extremities
- Discuss a generalized time line 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 sockets; types of suspension; and categories of feet and knees
- Interpret and discuss hypothetical patient profiles indicating the need for a lower extremity prosthesis
Instructor: Chris Lange, CPO
Continuing Education Requirements: All attendees are required to attend the entire session, complete a credit request form, and evaluation following the session. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation through Q&A.