My name is Shawn Ginebaugh and I am a Graduate student in Orthotics and Prosthetics and Eastern Michigan University. I am currently working on my masters project and I need help from Orthotists, Prosthetists, and Technicians in completing my project. I am doing research on hand tools and what tools a new O and P professional should know how to use. Below is a very short survey that will help guide me towards what hand tools I will end up researching. With the information that I am given, my plan is to make a guide/handbook on hand tools that can be given to new student of my program, so it can start them on the right direction towards proper tool use and proper hand skills. I know many of you have barely enough time to read emails let alone answer a survey, so I will only be asking two questions. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to help me towards my project. Thank you again for your help.
What are the most important hand tools that a new o/p student/resident should know how to use? (Please list 5 if possible) 1.
Looking back, are there any hand tools that you wish that you would have learned more about/learned how to use sooner?