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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Feb 21, 2018
2017-2018 catalog

PHTH 7570 - Prosthetics & Orthotics

2 Credits

An introduction to the evaluation and management of patients requiring orthotic or prosthetic interventions. Related topics include: etiology and presentation of upper and lower extremity dysfunction, management of the diabetic foot, amputation, and the role physical therapy in an interdisciplinary orthotic/prosthetic clinic model. Emphasis is on evaluation, prescription, and pre- and post-device training; limited experiences in fabrication or splinting may be included.