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PROSTHETIC AND ORTHOTIC SCIENCE

JPO SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION

JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: October 2003 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 125-126
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TO EARN TWO PCE CREDITS:

  1. Read the article on pages 119–124.
  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 “Preliminary Investigation Comparing Rectified and Unrectified Sockets for Transtibial Amputees” by Jack R. Engsberg, PhD, S. Wayne Sprouse, CPO, Mary L. Uhrich, MS, Barbara R. Ziegler, CPO, and F. Daniel Luitjohan, CP.

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1.

The most important part of a prosthesis is the    .

2.

True or False?

The assumption that the stump or residual limb is homogeneous in its ability to tolerate load is the current and traditional strategy for fabricating a socket.

3. A new process of fabricating unrectified sockets uses:

a. a process of multiple fittings

b. an alginate gel process

c. a CAD/CAM system

4. During the unrectifed socket fabrication process the subject places his residual limb into the alginate liquid for approximately:

a. 5 minutes

b. half an hour

c. 15 minutes

5. When comparing gait variables and energy expenditures on rectified and unrectified sockets there were:

a. significant differences in energy expenditure but not gait variables

b. significant differences in gait variables but not energy expenditure

c. no significant differences in either gait variables or energy expenditure

6.

True or False?

Using the Prosthetic Evaluation Questionnaire (PEQ) the rectified socket was preferred by a majority of the subjects.

7.

The shape of the residual limb was retained other than the adding of a     to an unrectified socket.

8.

Generally each amputee with a rectified socket is fitted with     test sockets.

9.

True or False?

The alginate gel fabrication method is simpler and less time consuming than the traditional method.

10.

True or False?

The alginate method may be performed equally well by any prosthetist or technician and can be used in countries where prosthetic facilities are scarce or nonexistent.

Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and score a minimum of 75 percent to earn two PCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20/AAOP members, $40/nonmembers) to: AAOP, Dept. 937, Alexandria, VA 22334-0937. The examination must be received by the AAOP within 3 years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.

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