The conference was funded by the Academy. Printing and dissemination of the findings were underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education (H235R040001).
Five post-operative care strategies previously identified in published literature were adopted for discussion by the conference committee. These strategies included: soft dressings; non-removable rigid dressings without an immediate prosthetic attachment; non-removable rigid dressings with an immediate post-operative prosthesis; removable rigid plaster dressings and prefabricated post-operative prosthetic systems.
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