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Prosthetics And Orthotics Science

JPO Self-Assessment Examination

JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: March 2001 - Volume 13 - Issue 1 - p 8-9
  • Free

TO EARN TWO PCE CREDITS:

  1. Read the article on pages 4–7.
  2. Complete the examination.
  3. Submit your completed examination to the AAOP per the directions on the next page.

DIRECTIONS:

The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article “The Repeatability of Total Contact Cast Applications: Implications for Clinical Trials” by Heather D. Hartsell, PhD, PT, Chris Fellner, BS, Rita Frantz, PhD, RN, and Charles L. Saltzman, MD.

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this article, you should be able to:

  • Describe the kinds of forces that are reduced when using the total contact cast (TCC) over a running shoe (RS).
  • Explain why it is important to use the same technician and a standardized method of developing each TCC for a specific patient.
  • Evaluate the data showing the effectiveness of the TCC versus the RS.

Each one of the 10 questions is worth 10 points.

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Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and above and score a minimum of 75 percent to earn two PCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($15/AAOP members, $20/nonmembers) to: AAOP, P.O. Box 18046, Merrifield, VA 22118-0046. The examination must be received by the AAOP within 3 years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.

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