3.4.7 Quality Control and Safety Procedures for Prosthetic/Orthotic Fabrication

3.4.7    Quality Control and Safety Procedures for Prosthetic/Orthotic Fabrication

Definition: Assess prosthesis/orthosis for structural safety to ensure manufacturer’s guidelines are followed (e.g. patient weight limits,) to reduce the risk of material and component failure. These procedures are performed to ensure performance, quality and safety of the patient.

Code             Procedure Description
1 Thread fastener application Apply thread fastener according to manufacturer’s specifications.
2 Torqueing of fasteners Torque fasteners according to manufacturer’s specifications.
3 Fabrication completion checklist Checklist to verify safety and quality of prosthesis/orthosis prior to dispensing
4 Documentation Recording specific technical tasks of the prosthetic/orthotic treatment. Written and or photographic recording of the technical procedure and the completed prosthesis/orthosis e.g. material thickness, lay-up or components.

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