AFTERWARDS THE 10th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PROSTHETICS-ORTHOTIC
10th International Congress of Prosthetics and Orthotics was held at the Hacettepe University Cultural Center in Ankara between 18-20 October 2018, organized by the Turkish Scientific Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics.
In addition to the physician, physiotherapist, prosthetics-orthotics technician / engineer and related professionals, there were 10 invited international speakers with the participation of approximately 1000 people in the congress.
In the Congress, prosthetics and orthotics training in Turkey, prosthetic and orthotic prescription, orthotic treatment in the most common hand problems, multidisciplinary approach in lower extremity amputations, ocular prosthetics, exercise modifications for orthotics, scoliosis exercises in orthosis, splinting art in hand rehabilitation, Turkey's position in prosthetic and orthotic technology, postural orthoses in children with neurological problems, prosthetics and orthotics approach in animals, fall prevention orthoses in elderly, the importance of orthotic usage in treatment of infants with developmental hip dysplasia, the current surgical and physiotherapy approach in the flexor and extensor tendon injuries were discussed.
The sessions included current technologies such as sports prosthetics, C brace, myoelectric-controlled upper-limb prostheses, transfemoral socket systems, Allux policentric microprocessor knee joint, brain-machine interface (BMI) and the development of upper extremity functions in tetraplegia and amputees attracted great attention.
"Studies and Solutions on Problems in the Prosthetics and Orthotics in Turkey" were discussed in a panel by representatives of Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency, Social Security Institution, the Associations and Civil Society Organizations.
Two workshops were held successfully in order to develop professional practices. These workshops were “Transfemoral active/passive vacuum socket system with membrane liner: measurements, casting and model processing and application” and “Measurements, casting and model processing and biomechanical principles in knee, ankle and foot orthosis”.
In the Congress; a total of 83 studies including 74 oral presentations and 9 posters covering the work of young researchers for prosthetic and orthosis applications, biomechanical principles and rehabilitation were presented.
We believe that the 10th International Congress of Prosthetic and Orthosis brings together the rehabilitation team working in the field of prosthetics-orthotics and strengthens social partnerships, besides its comprehensive scientific program.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the organization of the congress, all the valued participants and the companies that enrich our congress by opening a stand.
With our all respect,
Prof. Dr. Fatih ERBAHÇECİ
President of The Turkish Scientific Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics