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Alex Miller – IIOP Student Clinical Rotation

Alex Miller – IIOP Student Clinical Rotation

Busy, Busy, Busy – September 22, 2020

Work has been very busy lately, which is great! A busy day makes me stay focused in the lab or with my patients, and the day goes by so quickly. We have been piled up with foot orthotics, ankle-foot orthotics, and replacement sockets. I am able to work with the patients and am doing a great deal of fabricating. One of the interesting sockets we finished last week was an adjustable boa, transfemoral socket. Designed as a flexible socket, rigid frame of carbon fiber. The socket is light and strong and allows the patient to tighten down three windows to decrease the size circumferentially simply by twisting the boa dial.