The State of the Art in Upper-Limb Prosthetics: Reflections from Respected Voices - January 2003

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Outcomes Measurements in Upper-Limb Prosthetics: Why So Elusive?
By Judith Otto


The O&P EDGE assembled a panel of upper-extremityspecialists to share their expertise and express their opinions ona variety of subjects relating to upper-limb prosthetics. Theirresponses are featured in a series of articles in print andonline. Ou...

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DC Direct

HIPAA Privacy Regulations: A Compliance Challenge
By Sheila Press, Attorney, MBA


This article is the first in a two-part series discussing the two most important compliance challenges facing the O&P field.

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Today's Consumer

Amputee Firefighter and Stuntman Goes Full Speed Ahead


Firefighter, movie stuntman, emergency medicaltechnician, and powerlifter William Malmskog hasn't let being atranstibial amputee slow him down. Besides these activities, Malmskog, 41, has a black belt inkarate and is a nationally certified persona...

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The Sports Page

Triathlon Helps Athletes Achieve Dreams


"When courage, determination, passion, and pridecollide, it just takes a journey of faith to pull it all togetherand present the Ninth Annual San Diego TriathlonChallenge." Challenged Athletes Foundation. Athlete Melanie Benn is shown with movie c...

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Salute!

Spanish NGO Aids Honduran Youngsters


Proyecto Monte Taigeto, a Spanish nongovernmental organization (NGO), provided prostheses for Nancy Yalitza Gómez, age 10, and Martha Lidia González, age 11, through its program Honduras 2002. The girls underwent leg amputations due to osteosarcom...

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Profiles

Jerry Cadigan, CPO(c)


Healthcare Corporation St. John's, Newfoundland Canada What brought you to O&P? Chance.

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Perspective

As We Look Back on 2002—and Ahead to 2003
By John W. Michael, MEd, CPO, FISPO, FAAOP


As we look back on 2002, most P&O observerswould agree that although there were no tremendous disasters forthe field, a number of negative trends continued unabated. Managedcare organizations still exclude, contest, and deny appropriateP&O rehabil...

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Feature

The State of the Art in Upper-Limb Prosthetics: Reflections from Respected Voices
By Judith Otto


We compiled a list of experienced leaders in the field of upper-limb prosthetics, drafted a list of thought-provoking questions, and collected insightful and illuminating responses in a series of separate interviews.

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Viewpoints

From the Editor


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art isknowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams, The DilbertPrinciple Even though they comprise only a relatively smallsegment of the total amputee population, upper-limb amputees arebenefiting fro...

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