February 2016

CSUDH unveils O&P education center

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on January 14 celebrated the ribbon cutting for its new Orthotics and Prosthetics Education Center in Los Alamitos.

Attendees viewed current O&P applications, such as 3D scanning, machine and plastics fabrication labs, and a high-tech mechatronics and CAD/CAM room, available to O&P master’s students in the 12,000-square-foot center.

CSUDH’s 22-month O&P master’s degree program teaches clinical and technical skills for care of patients with neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders or limb loss. The program graduates approximately 10% of the nation’s O&P professionals, according to a university release.

The O&P program has been housed at various locations since its 1984 launch, including at the San Diego-based orthopedic company Össur. Before being installed in Los Alamitos it had been at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System hospital since 2009.

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