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Friday, September 21, 2018

Dupuytren’s Contracture: A Clinical Review
Presented by Endo Pharmaceuticals

Douglas Michael Sammer, M.D.

Location: Cumberland JKL
6:00am – 7:30am

This presentation will cover: an overview of Dupuytren’s contracture with a palpable cord, associated treatment options, and the clinical efficacy and safety data for XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren’s contracture with a palpable cord. Considerations for utilization of XIAFLEX® in clinical practice will also be discussed. 

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Prosthetic Options and Therapy Interventions for Individuals with Partial Hand Limb Loss
Presented by Hanger Clinic

Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L
Patrick McGahey, LCPO
Chris Lake, L/CPO, FAAOP(D)

Location: Cumberland J
12:15pm – 12:45pm

The number of options for individuals with partial hand loss has increased in the past decade. This 30 minute presentation provides participants treating patients with partial hand loss a detailed overview of the prosthetic options available to them. The focus will be on identifying the advantages and features of these options, identifying which patients will most benefit from these devices and understanding the importance of pre-prosthetic interventions and prosthetic training to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Introduction to the MyoPro
Presented by Myomo, Inc.

Lauren Wengerd, MS, OTR/L

Location: Cumberland K
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Myomo® develops MyoPro®, a powered upper limb orthosis designed to restore function to the weakened or paralyzed arms and hands of patients suffering from stroke, brachial plexus injury, cerebral palsy, or other neuromuscular disease or injury. Sensing EMG signals through non-invasive sensors on the arm, it can restore the ability to perform activities of daily living. 


Functional Finger Prostheses: Population, Impact, Outcomes
Presented by Naked Prosthetics

Bob Thompson, CEO

Location: Cumberland L
12:45pm – 1:15pm

Traumatic finger loss is one of the most prevalent amputations in the United States, and historically the least served by prosthetic technology.  Many of these injuries occur in the workplace in manual labor jobs, and more than half of these amputees are unable to continue in their previous vocations.  There are many technical challenges to replacing a finger that have prevented a functional solution for decades.  Recent technological advances have made it possible for the first time for O&P professionals to provide a robust functional replacement to individuals facing finger loss.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Biomechanics of the Wrist and Carpal Instabilities
Presented by North Coast Medical

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar, OTR, CHT

Location: Cumberland JKL
6:00am – 7:30am

Carpal instability is defined as dislocation either static or dynamic with a loss of contact between the distal carpal row and proximal carpal row in relation to the radioulnar joint. Common symptoms reported by patients include pain, sudden loss of motion control, and at times clunking associated with pain and weakness. Untimely identification and inadequate management of carpal instabilities will cause abnormal intercarpal and radiocarpal loads, ultimately leading to degeneration at the articular surfaces. In order to understand carpal instability, an understanding of the anatomy of the wrist joint and the kinematics of the carpal bones is imperative.


Tips and Tricks for the Push® MetaGrip®
Presented by BraceLab / HandLab

Karol Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Judy C. Colditz, OT/L, CHT, FAOTA

Location: Cumberland F
12:45pm - 1:15pm

Bring your boxed lunch to Cumberland Room F, to join BraceLab for “Tips and Tricks for the Push® MetaGrip®” on Saturday, September 22 from 12:45 - 1:15 PM. Karol Young and Judy Colditz will answer questions about the sizing, fitting, care, adaptation and patient appropriateness for the MetaGrip® orthosis for thumb CMC osteoarthritis. Receive a copy of our White Paper which explains how such a small brace can be so effective in stabilizing the first metacarpal without immobilizing it! Learn what patients, therapists and researchers are saying about the MetaGrip’s effectiveness. See you there!

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Hands-On-Application of Ulnar Booster and BullsEye
Presented by North Coast Medical

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar, OTR, CHT

Location: Cumberland JKL
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The wrist is an intricate joint with complex motion and function and is comprised of several articulations. These articulations are formed by various anatomical structures with varying degrees of curvatures and congruencies supported by the ligamentous elements, controlled by musculotendinous units, and based on precise proprioceptive input from various ligaments. The meticulous normal functioning of the hand is dictated by the stability and mobility of the carpus, allowing the hand to grasp objects in a variety of wrist positions. This presentation discusses the altered wrist kinematics as well as hands-on application of Comfort Cool Ulnar Booster and the Bullseye Wrist Support for wrist instabilities.