ORTH 104C
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A comprehensive course that provides integration of knowledge and terminology utilized for orthopaedic patient physical assessment. Included are life span differences and assessment of acute and chronic patient orthopaedic problems. Lab time covering the application and use of various orthopaedic devices, their complications, and contraindications is an intrinsic part of this course, allowing students hands-on experience with these products. Students will learn how to do custom measurements along with brace fitting techniques. Braces will be matched up with their commonly used diagnoses for better conceptual understanding of how these devices affect patient outcomes. Medical coding and reimbursement procedures will also be discussed. (Prerequisites: ORTH 101C, ORTH 103C, ORTH 108C, ORTH 109C, and ORTH 113C)