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Obtain feedback from patient and/or caregiver to evaluate outcome (e.g., wear schedule/tolerance, comfort, ability to don and doff, proper usage and function). Assess patient’s function and note any change. Assess fit of orthosis/prosthesis with regard to strategic contact and to anatomical relationships to orthosis/prosthesis to determine need for changes relative to initial treatment goals. Address evidence of excessive skin pressures or lack of corrective forces and formulate plan to modify orthosis/prosthesis accordingly. Revise treatment plan based on assessment of outcomes.
At a follow-up visit for a patient who was fit with compression hose they state that it is not possible for them to don the hose. The fitter should:
A patient develops a pressure area under a metal stay on a soft LSO. The MOST appropriate action is to:
During a follow-up visit, a patient who received a prefabricated AFO exhibits an excessive extension moment at the knee on the same side during stance. The fitter should:
A patient is seen for follow up after receiving a fixed ankle walking boot. The physician requests that the fitter provide relief for Achilles tendon strain. The fitter should add a: