Generation X: How Are The Young Turks Impacting O&P? - December 2002

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Cutting Edge

Get the Clutter Out—Save Time and Money!
By Greg Mattson, RTPO


Welcome to the second installment in thisseries of articles presenting real-world solutions to productionproblems in the O&P fabrication lab. As insurancereimbursements shrink and the cost of doing business grows, it'shard to ignore the potential...

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Shop Talk

New Online Tech Forum Takes Off


L. Vincent Lebbad, RTP Like a wildfire from a spark, a question postedAugust 27 to the oandp-l listserv has led to an enthusiastic newonline technician forum. Founders of the forum ( www.oandptech.com ) are L.

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Global View

Hanger Aids Afghani Landmine Survivors


Team: Gary Lenzini, CPO, Hugh Panton, CPO, FAAOP, Dale Berry, CP, CP(c) and Richard Mason, CP, CP(SA) A team of four prosthetists from Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics fit over 55 Afghani landmine survivors in 10 days, exceeding the original goal o...

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Afghan Mission a Humanitarian Adventure
By Miki Fairley


The plane was an old, rickety 727. Half theseatbelts didn't work and overhead bins would open unexpectedly. Asthe plane circled, preparing to land, the passengers could see thecity on a large plateau, surrounded by a vista of some of theworld's hi...

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Innovations

Horton Unveils Electronic Stance Control Orthotic Knee


Horton Technology Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas,unveiled an electronic version of the Stance Control Orthotic Knee"joint (SCOKJ) during the National Assembly of the American Orthoticand Prosthetic Association (AOPA) in October. Polio survivor PaulEl...

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Perspective

Prejudice and the Disabled Person
By Alberto E. Castillo Moreno, OP


In our society, many types of prejudice exist. The LarousseDictionary includes various definitions: "To judge things beforeknowing them or without having all the necessary facts; opinion orjudgment on something before having a true knowledge of it...

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From the Editor


As described in this month's feature article , the good news is that thereappears to be little "generation gap" between younger and olderpractitioners. Besides sons and daughters following parents intothe field, the profession is reaching out more...

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Feature

The Young Turks: How Are They Impacting O&P?
By Miki Fairley


In the O&P field, the Young Turks and the Old Guard are working together to combine the best of both worlds to the benefit of the patient.

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