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CORRECTION: Academy Webinar Thursday, September 27
Posted By: Manisha Bhaskar on September 26, 2012
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
The Academy Webinar Series
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Industry-Wide Evaluation of Prosthetic Socket Strength Maria Gerschutz,
Prosthetic sockets are the fundamental connection between an amputee's
residual limb and his prosthesis. However, prosthetic sockets are not
subjected to standard test evaluations like most other prosthetic
components. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the static
strength and variability of diagnostic sockets, copolymer sockets, and
definitive laminated sockets as they are currently produced in the
Maria J. Gerschutz, PhD, CPO, attained her doctorate in engineering from
Wright State University (Dayton, OH) focusing in biomedical engineering.
As an applied research engineer at WillowWood, she is responsible for
testing and evaluating current and new products with an emphasis on
Gerschutz coordinates WillowWood's supported academic and resident
research projects. She has published several journal articles and has
presented research outcomes at numerous national conferences. Gerschutz
is a two-time recipient of the Thranhardt Award for her work on elevated
vacuum suspension and evaluation of prosthetic socket strength.
Member rate: $30/Nonmember rate: $50.
(1.5 MCE credits)
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists Webinar Series
provides a wide selection of live and on-demand online learning
opportunities through the Academy Paul E. Leimkuehler Online Learning
Register for any Academy webinar and your colleagues can join you for
Any number of your colleagues may join you to watch the webinar, but the
registration fee will only cover the cost of one quiz for MCE credits.
However, the quiz can be purchased at the Academy Paul E. Leimkuehler
Online Learning Center (OLC) by others who would like to earn credits
for the webinar.
View a complete list of Academy webinars.
Manisha S. Bhaskar
Director of Publications & Marketing
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20005
PHONE (202) 380-3663
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