Definition: Processes involved in the fabrication of various prosthesis/orthosis
Definition: The process of planning and determining the specifications required prior to fabrication of the prosthesis/orthosis, based on design criteria.
|1||Create technical worksheet||Establish technical specifications for the fabrication process based on prosthetic/orthotic design criteria.|
|2||Review technical information||Review technical sheet, patient history, photographs, measurements, previous prosthetic and/or orthotic treatment based on design criteria.|
|3||Review manufacturer’s guidelines||Obtain and read specifications to verify materials, recommended protocols and required tools e.g. use of product information inserts and/or internet information.|
|4||Determine appropriate materials/ components/ tools||Research, order, inspect and inventory items.|
|5||Tool fabrication||Fabrication of specialty tools which are specific to the device e.g. joint alignment fixture.|