resident will be exposed to daily clinic setting which consists of
scheduled/unscheduled appointments. Residents will be under the direct
supervision of a prosthetist in a rotational structure.
Prosthetic Section is a component of the Department of Orthopedic
Surgery and Rehabilitation. The resident may observe certain surgical
procedures that have a direct impact on prosthetics. Along with
observation, each resident will become familiar with operating room
protocol and post-surgical orthotic management techniques. The resident
will have multiple professional interactions while attending this
residency program. The purpose for the professional interactions is to
learn how prosthetics interfaces with different services within the
hospital and clinic. Each resident will take part in a hospital call
rotation. Hospital call rotation will consist of taking hospital call on
designated/scheduled days and being on call, on designated days, after
Partial Foot and Symes
The following will include input from the technicians and supervising prosthetist.
Evaluation and Recommendation
Thoroughly investigating both clinical presentation and historical information to implement an optimum treatment plan.
Impressions and Measurements
resident will be required to take plaster impressions for upper and
lower limb prostheses using a variety of techniques and materials.
Components and Fabrication
Each resident will be required to recommend, order, assemble, and fabricate the necessary components for each patient.
Each resident will fit, align, and deliver various upper and lower limb prostheses.
Each resident will be required to understand the billing and coding procedures as well as the nuances of the billing processes.
All evaluations, recommendations, fittings, adjustments, and billings
will be made under the direct supervision of our certified prosthetists.