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Catalog 2016-2017
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2016-2017

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.