19 - 22 May 2026 OTWorld

Michael Schäfer

Pohlig GmbH


Pohlig GmbH

Program Items

15/05/2024 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Symposium

More than 20% of people living with the loss of a limb have been amputated above the knee. An uncomfortable socket is considered the most common complaint of prosthesis wearers. That makes adapting the socket bedding to the respective needs the most important requirement. Biomechanical influences also play an important role. They need to be compensated and handled by an appropriate prosthetic socket so the user obtains the best possible control of the prosthesis. Participants learn about the characteristics of soft tissue conditioning as well as important measures for implementing successful prosthetic socket technology.

Room 1
CME Certification for Physicians
Michael Schäfer (Pohlig GmbH)
16/05/2024 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Symposium

Upper limb prosthetics for children and adolescents is a highly complex and sensitive field. A prosthesis needs to be functional while also promoting the child’s self-confidence and social integration. Adaptability, mobility and fine motor skills are important aspects for a prosthesis. Participants learn why a (myo)electric prosthesis is not always necessarily the right choice. Alternative medical devices and strengthening the child’s own skills take centre stage in close cooperation between experts, parents and the child. Participants learn how to work out decision criteria for the fitting and rehabilitation of these patients on the basis of case studies.

Room 1
CME Certification for Physicians Youth.Academy TO
Prosthetics Pediatric/adolescent and neuro-orthopedics
Merkur Alimusaj (Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg) Michael Schäfer (Pohlig GmbH)