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Ch 15: Orthotic & Prosthetic Devices

About This Chapter

The use of orthotic and prosthetic devices is an important aspect of occupational therapy, and this chapter is a great resource you can use to review the uses of these devices. Short text lessons can be used to supplement class studies or to reinforce your knowledge before taking a relevant healthcare certification exam.

Orthotic and Prosthetic Devices - Chapter Summary

This short chapter is designed to increase your understanding of simple and more complex devices used in occupational therapy settings. You will cover everything from splints to replacement limbs. Detailed examples and explanations provide the sort of information you would need to know at the collegiate or professional level.

Lessons will discuss the functions and benefits of these devices and the role occupational therapists play in their use and adjustments. Once you are finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Detail types and functions of splints
  • Relate conditions that splints are typically used for in occupational therapy
  • List the types and benefits of orthotic devices
  • Describe the functions of prosthetic devices
  • Explain how occupational therapy is used for patients with prosthetic devices

Though brief, this chapter contains many details and examples that are presented by expert instructors in the field. Easily accessible lessons and printable lesson transcripts allow for convenient and self-paced study. You can test what you have learned and determine if you need any further review of any topic by taking self-assessment quizzes contained in each lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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