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Health Careers Education
HL00298
Transradial/Transhumeral Prosthetics
180.00
The student will fabricate a prosthesis for a long transradial amputee followed by the more complex short transradial prosthesis with rigid hinges. A transhumeral prosthesis is then fabricated using commercially available elbow and forearem components.
Cindy Schneider
405 743 5105
cschn@okcareertech.org
Orthotics and Prosthetics Equipment and Materials or Evaluation by Instructor
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

-Classify upper limb prosthesis.
-Identify components common to all upper limb prostheses.
-Identify components specific to transradial prostheses.
-Cast, fill and smooth a representative long transradial cast.
-Fabricate a thermoplastic check socket long transradial prosthesis.
-Lay up and laminate a definitive long transradial socket.
-Align the wrist unit and construct the forearm of the long transradial prosthesis.
-Lay up and laminate the forearm of the long transradial prosthesis.
-Fabricate flexible hinges and the triceps pad for the long transradial prosthesis.
-Fabricate the control cable for the long transradial prosthesis.
-Fabricate a figure eight harness for the long transradial prosthesis.
-Cast, fill, and smooth a representative short transradial cast.
-Fabricate a thermoplastic check socket for the short transradial prosthesis.
-Lay up and laminate a definitive short transradial socket.
-Align the wrist unit and constrict the forearm of the short transradial prosthesis.
-Lay up and laminate the forearm of the short transradial prosthesis.
-Fabricate rigid hinges and a half cuff for the short transradial prosthesis.
-Fabricate the control cable for the short transradial prosthesis.
-Fabricate the figure eight harness for the short transradial prosthesis.
-Identify components common to transhumeral prostheses.
-Identify the functional features of the transhumeral prosthesis.
-Cast, fill and smooth a representative transhumeral patient model.
-Fabricate a thermoplastic transhumeral check socket.
-Lay up and laminate a definitive transhumeral socket.
-Align the elbow componenet and construct humeral extension.
-Lay up and laminate the upper arm component.
-Assemble the elbow unit and forearm of the transhumeral prosthesis.
-Fabricate the transhumeral control cable.
-Fabricate the figure eight harness for the transhumeral prosthesis.
-Demonstrate the functions of the transhumeral prosthesis harness and cable system.


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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Orthotics/Prosthetics Technician
Health Science Therapeutic Services Prosthetic Technician