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Standing Steady - Considerations for Bilateral Users

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Discussion of the nuances of the bilateral amputee population and provide prosthetic solutions for a successful rehabilitation pathway.

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Experts OnDemand: Standing Steady - Considerations for Bilateral Users

This course is part of our Experts OnDemand series.

Description

Bilateral lower limb amputees are a unique population that require special attention during the rehabilitation process. The treating clinician must consider the additional challenges required to perform activities of daily living and provide an appropriate prosthesis for the user to achieve their desired functional goals. This webinar will address these challenges and showcase componentry suitable in the prescription of lower limb prostheses for this population. Learn how to customize the features and programming of Ottobock microprocessor knees for an optimal outcome.

Objectives

After successfully completing this training, attendees will be able to:

  • List two possible causes of amputation and likelihood of bilateral amputation secondary to diabetes
  • Describe the 3 steps in the rehabilitation process specific to bilateral users
  • State two reasons for using the short leg graduated protocol
  • Describe 3 the unique features of Ottobock microprocessor knees that support the bilateral population
  • Name 2 programming parameters for bilateral users in Ottobock microprocessor knees

Instructors

Ariel Cabana, CPO

Ariel Cabana, CPO studied Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She received a Bachelor of Science in P&O and then moved to NYC to complete her residencies in both disciplines. Her work in NYC at the Hospital for Special Surgery enabled her to travel to Ghana, Africa and treat underserved people with prosthetic and orthotic needs. She worked in private practice early in her career and then worked for Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics. She has always wanted to work in education and has been delighted to work with Ottobock HealthCare as a clinical specialist in Prosthetics. She joined Ottobock in July, 2009. Her primary role involves providing clinical education related to microprocessor knees, socket technologies and the C-Brace.

Aaron Holm, Manager Marketing Consumer Engagement, Ottobock North America

Credits

  • 1.25 (s) ABC CEUs
  • ABC will grant Category I CEUs to Certified Prosthetist, Prosthetic Assistants, and Prosthetic Technicians. Category II CEUs will be granted to those not identified.

Questions? 

If you have any questions, please contact the Ottobock Education Team at US.Education@ottobock.com or call 800-328-4058.

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Ottobock uses innovative technology, superior service, and world-class education to help people with physical mobility challenges. Established in 1919 in Germany, Ottobock opened its doors in the U.S. in 1958 and in Canada in 1978. Currently in its third generation as a privately held company, Ottobock offers products and services to help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement.

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