|Time||Program Code||Friday, March 23|
|8:15 AM - 9:45 AM||OS4||Organized Session
Upper Limb Amputee Rehabilitation: It's Not Just about the Hand, or Is It?
Steven Moran, MD; Jamie Vandersea, CP
Presented in cooperation with the Upper Limb Prosthetic Society
The area of upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation has seen a surge of activity and research in recent years. Multi-articulating hand systems, once thought impossible, have emerged from the research lab into the everyday lives of our patients. With a desire for even higher functionality, surgeons around the world have been working on transplantation techniques for the upper limb amputee. This symposium will explore the practical realities and applications of hand transplantation and multi-articulated hands.
|1:35 PM - 3:05 PM||OS10||Organized Session
Facemasks: Treatment for Burns and Traumatic Injuries
Rebecca Hernandez, CPO; Mary Beth Daugherty, OTR/L, ABDA; John Keehnen Presented in cooperation with the Craniofacial Society
Gain a foundation of knowledge to understand and evaluate current treatment protocols, both published and practiced. Review fabrication techniques and materials that have been used historically and new techniques and materials currently used in facilities around the country.
|Time||Program Code||Saturday, March 24|
|1:00 PM - 2:30 PM||SP1||Society Presentations
Development of Upright Postures and Movement in Children
Colleen P. Coulter, DPT, PhD, PCS; Mark Geil, PhD
Discuss the development of weight bearing in infants and young children. Compare and contrast the impairments seen in children with congenital versus acquired conditions. Identify challenges with measuring outcomes in infants and young children. Discuss the impact of O&P interventions on children having challenges in the acquisition of upright postures and movements and the appropriate age for prostheticcomponent prescription.