Advanced Materials in O&P - February 2008

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Feature

Seeking the Perfect Marriage in Prosthetic Liners
By Miki Fairley


Photograph courtesy of Ohio Willow Wood. Otto Bock liner inspector Rocio Holguin. Photograph courtesy of Otto Bock HealthCare.

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Feature

Custom Options Address Challenging Cases
By Miki Fairley


The wide array of prefabricated prosthetic liners available today can meet the needs of the majority of amputees. However, there are times when only a custom liner can do the job. For amputees with short, scarred, bony, invaginated, or unusually s...

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Feature

Embracing New and Advanced Materials
By Kim M. Norton


For technicians, using advanced material in O&P makes way for lighter, more durable devices. A socket fabricated with polytol resin. Photographs courtesy of Otto Bock HealthCare The O&P profession has come a long way from the days of leather and...

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Perspective

Veterans Administration 101
By Jeffrey M. Brandt, CPO


Since founding Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc. in 2004, I have become increasingly intrigued by the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital system and how it procures providers of O&P care. We all have read numerous articles over the years a...

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Today's Consumer

Michael McDaniel: Back on the Job After Amputation
By Sherry Metzger


Amputation won't prevent one of Cobb County's finestfrom returning to active duty. Sherry Metzger Wrapping up a long evening onpatrol , Officer Michael McDaniel of Atlanta, Georgia,approached the back of an ambulance to ask a few last questions...

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Innovations

EMG ‘Hides in Plain Sight’ in Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis
By Miki Fairley


Back pain wears many disguises; unmasking the real culprit can require some skillful detective work to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and thus, accurate treatment. Frequently, the perpetrator is spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis- a narrowing of th...

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Residency Report

How to Push the Reset Button
By Ronald A. Roiz


I am on the way to part three of my residency story. I wish I could say this has been a fairy tale so far...but then I am a realist and don't believe in such stories. I could recount the time that I have spent at work since my last column, but ins...

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Industry Leader

Finding Solutions, Not Problems
By Brady Delander


Kevin Carroll has devoted his life to helping people, and he has changed the face of prosthetics in the process. Delander Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP , is one of the most recognizable faces in the world of prosthetics, and it's not just because...

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Stepping Out

Material Choices in Foot Orthotic Design
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


One aspect of the orthotic industry that can often be overwhelming and confusing to newcomers is the range of materials available. In addition to the many different types and varieties of actual materials, there are also a myriad of trade names to...

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Sports

IAAF Denies Pistorius' Campaign to Compete Against Able-Bodied Sprinters


It is all over...for now. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) barred sprinter Oscar Pistorius from competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, saying his prostheses provide an advantage. Photograph courtesy of Ossur.

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Face to Face

Five Questions for Tony Wickman, RTPO


Tony Wickman was an experienced technician and lab manager before he opened Freedom Fabrication Inc., Havana, Florida, in 1992, and that knowledge helped him turn his company into the fastest growing orthotic central fabrication facility in his...

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Progress on Parity

New Jersey Becomes State No. 8
By Morgan Sheets


At 8:45 p.m. on the last day of the legislative session, the New Jersey legislature passed a bill ensuring access to comprehensive coverage for orthotic and prosthetic care. Sponsored by Senator Nia Gill, Senate Bill 502 mandates that insurance pl...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Denials are difficult to identify and time consuming to appeal. With competitive bidding, mandatory accreditation, aging technology, and increased billing errors, running an O&P shop gets more complicated each year. Whether your question is about...

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Viewpoint

The New EDGE Direct
By Karen Henry


The O&P EDGE , the industry's most-read O&P professional publication, and oandp.com, the industry's online portal, have joined forces to bring you EDGE Direct , your source for O&P news and information delivered once a month straight to your e-mai...

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EDGE Direct

Evolution Liners Enters the Pediatric Market


Evolution Liners Inc. is pleased to announce its entrance intothe pediatric market with new liners that are designed and sizedespecially for kids. Evolution's new Chameleon liners are availablein a cushion or a locking design in four different col...

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EDGE Direct

Technology in Practice
By Paul E. Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP


Imagine that you could search through all of your O&Pbookshelves in seconds to find a bit of information that could helpyou solve a problem right now. Wouldn't that be amazing? The information that you need to manage a challenging case orprovide b...

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