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PROSTHETISTS: Introduction to Fabricating With High Consistency Silicone Rubber
November 8 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm$295.00
Registration Deadline: 5 Nov 2019
Intro to Fabricating w High Consistency Silicone Rubber
HCR silicone rubber is a versatile material that is inert, very flexible, and suitable for prosthetic use. High Consistency Silicone Rubber is clay-like. This means one can form it directly into the finished product without having to build molds. You will save time, materials, effort and make substantially more money on all your projects where custom rubber products are called for. HCR silicone is very strong, flexible, and suitable for prosthetic use. Available as a two-part system, this compound is mixed with the help of a two-roll mill and baked at a low temperature to achieve cured, durable rubber. It is available in several compatible formulations that produce different finished firmness. Add new power to your problem-solving capabilities with these adaptable, elastic, ultra-strong materials making liners, partial feet, and hand and finger appliances. The lecture portion will cover specialized equipment and handling techniques needed for proficiency in fabricating this material. During the hands-on lab, all attendees will make a silicone liner. This CE course is approved for 8 CEU credits by ABC; 9.25 CEU credits by BOC; 6 MCE by OPC.
Instructor Stefan Knauss MAMS, CPO
Stefan has been practicing prosthetics for 30 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Prosthetics Inc. a company primarily dedicated to anaplastology since 1999. His specialized work with silicone rubber brought him to an appreciation of HCR silicone for applications in orthotics and prosthetics. Stefan earned a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College and studied at the Art Center College of Design. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Stefan later earned his Masters of Associated Medical Sciences degree from the Craniofacial Center in the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the University of Illinois. Stefan is certified in prosthetics and orthotics by the ABC.
· Early $295 August 8 to October 20, 2019
· Late $350 October 21 to November 5, 2019
Registration fees include Morning refreshments, lunch, and a parking pass.