Phantom Pain: Unlocking a Mystery - May 2004

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Innovations

ContourMed Scanning Technology: A New Option for Post-Mastectomy Patients
By Mimi San Pedro


Breast cancer survivors face countless challengesthrough the course of treatment for their disease. One of those,which has consequences that are more emotional than physical, isthe selection of a breast prosthesis following a mastectomy.Post-maste...

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Industry Leaders

Robert E. Arbogast–The Third Generation of Ohio Willow Wood Unfolds
By Jodi Mills


As a member of the third generation of a treasuredfamily business, Robert E. Arbogast, commonly referred to as "Bob",strives daily to fulfill his given role in continuing hisgrandfather's legacy. A modest and unassuming gentleman, he and thefamily...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


The future of your practice depends onknowledgeable billing and collection information. Understanding thefull aspect of billing guidlines and procedures will effectivelyincrease your reimbursement. This informative column will helpproviders and th...

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Global View

Young Prosthetists Enhance Skills in Ecuador
By Miki Fairley


“I learned to problem-solve without conventional means. It was like taking the textbook principles and applying them as far outside the box as possible...”

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Salute!

Ghanaian Helps Disabled Countrymen
By Miki Fairley


About 27 years ago, a young man was born in Ghanawith a short femur and knee dislocation in his right leg. This wasnot a great start in life, since in Ghana many, if not most,disabled persons are either hidden or abandoned by ashamedfamilies. In f...

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Profile

John E. Messer, CO


John E. Messer, CO ABC O&P Mobile, Alabama What is the best advice you've everreceived? Golden Rule--treat others like you would like tobe treated.

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Perspective

Where Should Our Focus Really Be?
By Tom DiBello, CO, LPO, FAAOP


As I sit down to write this editorial, the field is enveloped inyet another controversy. It will be interesting to see how thisABC/BOC battle plays out. In the 25 years that I have been in theprofession, there seems to have been one controversy af...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Hard Questions, No Easy Answers
By Miki Fairley


It's time to take a long look at the big picture. Where does O&P want to go? How can we make ithappen?

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Feature

Phantom Pain: Unlocking a Mystery
By Miki Fairley


An accomplished amateur athlete named John had lost his left arm just below the elbow. “When I play tennis, my phantom will do what it’s supposed to do,” John said. “It’ll want to throw the ball up when I serve or it will give me balance in a hard shot. It’s always trying to grab the phone. It even waves for the check in restaurants,” he laughed.

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