April 8, 2021 - High-Strength, Novel Prosthetic Intervention for Partial Hand and Finger Amputees
This panel discussion will focus upon patient etiology and statistics with Introduction to Naked Prosthetics flagship devices as well as the physical and psychosocial impact on partial hand amputee. The panel will also discuss patient candidacy and the pre-evaluation stage, the device intake process and reimbursement information. Panel discussion will be conducted with a device user and Prosthetist.
As a result of this activity, participants
- Will compare the percentage of finger amputations to that of other upper extremity amputations.
- Will recognize the impact finger amputations have on heavy manual laborers.
- Will be able to identify the current prosthetic interventions available for partial hand amputations.
- Will recognize the important steps to create successful patient outcomes with body driven prostheses.
- Will be able to Identify how each medical professional in the patient's care circle can help improve the device acquisition process.
Molly Ratliff: Molly is Naked Prosthetics' Northeast Education Outreach Specialist and has been with the company since October 2019. Her role consists of spreading awareness via educational opportunities curated for prosthetists, therapists, doctors, and other industry professionals who work closely with this underserved patient population.
Brian Waryck, CP, FAAOP: Brian is currently the Senior Clinical Prosthetic Specialist for MCOP Boston, with more than 22 years of clinical practice in prosthetics. Brian has accumulated extensive experience in upper extremity prosthetics, most recently as clinical manager with Arm Dynamics in Cleveland and Philadelphia, as well as during his time providing upper limb prosthetic care to injured military personnel at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, during the height of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Previously, he was a prosthetist and practice manager with Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics in Cleveland, Ohio. He has managed a clinical prosthetics and orthotics office for New England Brace Company (NEBCO) and began his career as a prosthetist with Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, MA. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England College and earned his certificate in prosthetics at the Newington Certificate Program. Mr. Waryck is an American Board for Certification certified prosthetist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists and member of the AAOP Upper-Limb Prosthetics Society.
Nick Armstrong: Nick is a Naked Prosthetics Ambassador. As a beta tester for Naked Prosthetics, Nick Armstrong was instrumental in the development of the MCPDriver, a body-driven functional digit prosthesis for amputations proximal to the PIP joint. At the time Nick suffered a workplace injury in 2012 that left him with amputations on five of his fingers, prosthetic options that would allow him to get back to work as a welder and auto mechanic and back to taking care of his farm didn’t exist. In 2015 Naked Prosthetics began testing the MCPDriver, and Nick provided the necessary real-life testing and feedback to assure the devices’ performance in harsh environments. A Naked Prosthetics Ambassador, Nick speaks to groups regularly about his story and the functionality and confidence his devices provide.
Approval has been received for 6 CEU ethic credits for CRCs (for the Bundle). Approval pending for ABVE and CLCP.
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