Trauma Symposium: Orthotics and Prosthetics Management for the Trauma Patient


The CDC reports that each year, trauma accounts for 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the nation. Patients with traumatic injuries often have different needs, concerns and expectations regarding their injury and recovery. How is your team preparing to meet the needs of this patient population? In this introductory course for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, Nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers, and other allied health care providers who work directly with the trauma population, we will focus on trauma patient care, outcomes and a range of orthotic and prosthetic interventions, providing you with current and clinically driven care options for your patients.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the postoperative treatment modalities for trauma amputee patients
  • Identify orthotic treatment for spinal and lower limb fractures in trauma patients
  • Define burn and scar management orthotic techniques
  • Review current research trends, pathway and care
  • Discuss the care pathway and your role within the multidisciplinary care team
  • Discuss the daily struggles of an amputee and the importance of resources and patient education