ORTH 208C
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This Course is a continuation of Casting & Splinting I.  Students will learn advanced casting techniques along with windowing of a cast, uni/bivalving techniques, wedging of cast, protection of pins and external hardware, pin care and wound care. Cast removal and safety will be taught along with cast saw maintenance. This lab will also cover various orthopaedic devices, positioning of the patient, complications and contraindications of various durable medical equipment, and different brace fitting techniques.  Modifying, customizing, and fitting of braces and orthotics will be discussed. Medical coding for reimbursement for these devises will also be discussed. A $750 specialty supplies fee will be assessed for all students taking ORTH 208C. (Prerequisites ORTH 101C, ORTH 103C, ORTH 108C, ORTH 109C, ORTH 113C; Corequisites: ORTH 102C, ORTH 104C, ORTH 150C).