Manufacturers’ Workshops Tier C
Wednesday, September 25 1:30 – 3:30 PM
The following Tier C Workshops run concurrently within this track.
New Applications for OMEGA®
WillowWood’s OMEGA System continues to develop and offer new features that increase the opportunities for you to use CAD in your practice. This workshop will introduce the latest enhancements, such as spinal design tools, additional modification features, fabrication options and new import/export options. In addition to receiving an overview of current scanning techniques and available apps, attendees will learn about trial software licenses to better explore using CAD in clinical care.
A Modular Approach to Orthopedic & Neuromuscular Bracing
Learn about the “New” PDE/TP modular spring system designed to address Neuromuscular conditions in thermoplastic bracing and the PDE™ modular dynamic springs for Orthopedic conditions primarily addressing pain. These adjustable, modular spring systems are designed to change with your patient at any time. Change patient spring categories, alignment or address heel height changes even after the brace has been made!
The course will detail the philosophy and methods behind braces built with PDE modular springs for carbon bracing and our new PDE thermoplastic system with the following highlights:
- Evaluation method for new patients
- Casting demonstration
- Modification/Fabrication overview
- Patient fitting and alignment
- Q/A with clinicians currently using the system
Össur Touch Solutions: Latest Developments in Technology for Upper Limb Loss and Deficiency
Össur Americas Inc.
Join us to learn about the latest advancements in upper limb technology by Össur. This session will highlight the new i-Limb Wrist in combination with the i-Limb Quantum hand. In addition, the i-Digits partial hand prosthesis will be discussed and demonstrated. Attendees will have opportunity to interact with product champions to deepen their level of understanding of these exciting advances.
Expanding Capabilities for K2 and K3 Amputees with the All-Terrain Knee
We’ll explore the patented AutoLock Technology function present in all versions of the All-Terrain Knee series and the clinical benefits for the amputee. A review of friction and fluid-based swing phase mechanisms and comparison to the All-Terrain Knee’s Variable Cadence Controller technology will also be conducted. We’ll discuss the capability to transition an amputee from K2 to K3 in the knee due to the unique combination of device features. A live amputee fitting demonstration will follow covering alignment and adjustments to the knee.
Contracture Management Using Low Load Prolonged Stretch: Techniques for O&P Applications Using Dynamic Joints
Review the anatomy of contractures and the consequences of immobilization. The workshop is “hands on” and will show the steps for the application of dynamic systems used primarily for the reduction of soft tissue contractures. This step by step demonstration will highlight the mechanical capabilities of the joint through “hands on” scenarios. The course will cover a multi-disciplinary approach to contracture management. Includes a billing/coding and documentation overview.
Be the Expert: Choose, Align, and Fabricate with Confidence
Every patient that walks in the door presents an opportunity for the prosthetist and patient to collaborate to create the optimal lower limb system specific to that patient’s goals. With so many foot options today, how do you choose? What do you do when the patient requests a foot that you have never fit? In this course, we will provide prosthetists with an understanding of the uniqueness in Fillauer’s prosthetic foot designs, help them choose the right functionality, and feel confident in fitting a direct or posterior mount foot with our helpful tricks and new tools.
Introducing the Ottobock Myo Plus Pattern Recognition System
In this workshop you’ll have an opportunity to get “up close and personal” with the new Ottobock Myo Plus Pattern Recognition System. Our team of Upper Limb Experts will guide you through the system’s functionality and demonstrate the programming app. Better still, one of our experts uses Myo Plus system himself, so all of your questions and queries can easily be answered by an actual user of this exciting new technology.
Triple Action® 501: An Algorithmic Approach to Tuning the Triple Action® Ankle Joint for Management of Patients with Pathologic Neuromotor Conditions
Becker Orthopedic Appliance Co.
The Triple Action ankle joint delivers ease of use with independently adjustable ankle alignment, range of motion and resistance to motion. In this algorithmic approach to Triple Action® applications with case examples, discover how this unique orthotic component can help you actively manage patients with combined ankle and knee instabilities, or serve as an adjunct to contracture management or post-surgical bracing applications.
Coapt Pattern Recognition Gen2: Myoelectric Boogaloo
The industry leader in pattern recognition control, Coapt brings focused innovation and improved performance with the release of the second-generation COMPLETE CONTROL system. This workshop will cover new features of Gen2, review the benefits of pattern recognition control, detail clinical approaches for evaluating potential users, discuss compatibility with other manufacturers’ devices, and conclude with Q&A. Attendees will have an opportunity to see the product demonstrated live on experienced users and hear about the clinical and administrative resources Coapt offers.
Townsend Custom Composite AFOs & KAFOs
Townsend Design / Thuasne USA
This course introduces a biomechanical deficit-focused process for patient assessment and factors influencing the selection of the most beneficial custom carbon AFO or KAFO. The course provides an interactive review of Townsend’s lightweight, durable composite options for dynamic and static orthotic intervention. Townsend’s CPOs will demonstrate casting techniques using Townsend’s casting platform and a “Dry Casting Method” for fiberglass that allows adequate time for properly positioning the limb and accurately producing a dynamically-aligned negative model.