Mr. John F. Schulte
, is an accomplished Orthotic and Prosthetic
practitioner with 40 plus years of experience consulting and treating Body and External powered upper and lower extremity prosthetics for all age groups.
Mr. Schulte has vast knowledge and experience in clinical practice prosthetic and orthotic component development, design, and manufacturing. A Clinician, Patient Care Consultant, and Senior Manager of 27 offices throughout 5 states, he is considered an expert in his field. Mr. Schulte continues to be asked to consult on Clinical ‘Best Practices’ by physicians, third party payors, peers, and patient users on the most appropriate component utilization and outcome measurements.
A published author, consultant, and Clinical Board Examiner, Mr. Schulte has treated and been involved with the treatment of persons of all ages with congenital birth defects, limb weakness and loss, and spinal cord injury.
- John Schulte's intimate knowledge in prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice and management, component prescription recommendation, and selection and utilization for all patient ages and levels of function make him an excellent expert witness resource. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, second opinions, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.
Areas of Expertise
- Appropriate Prosthetic / Orthotic Component Selection Recommendation
- Utilization and Failures Due to Improper Manufacturing Processes
- Prescription Appropriateness
- Clinical Applications and Negligence Directly Related to Limb Weakness and Loss
- Spinal Cord Injury and Treatment
- Wrongful Death Investigation and Determination
- Limb Damage and Loss in Diabetics as Related to Footwear
- LifeCare Plan Consultation and Preparation as Related to Orthotics and Prosthetics
- New York University Medical School Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate Program, Certification as Certified Prosthetist, 1973
- Northwestern University Medical School Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate Program, Certification as Certified Orthotist, 1973
The 3D printing manufacturing process has been garnering the Medical headlines lately. While exciting to literally print a device right from the computer, some very important aspects relative to placing a printed device on a medical referral person particularly regarding prosthetics and orthotics will be discussed...
There may be more to the complaint than meets the eye. There may be obvious issues, such as a failed component resulting in a fall, a skin breakdown that on the surface appears that it was as a result of overuse or a rough area within the prosthetic socket.