Rough and Tumble: Meeting the Prosthetic Durability Challenges of Your Youngest Patients - March 2014

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Rough and Tumble: Meeting the Prosthetic Durability Challenges of Your Youngest Patients

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Jameson Davis. Photograph courtesy of Advanced Arm Dynamics. Connor Karrow.

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Risk Factors for Plagiocephaly

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In a previous article, I discussed the commonly expressed concernsof parents of infants with deformational plagiocephaly regardingpotential functional deficits associated with the condition(" Beyond Cosmetic Concerns: Functional Deficits Associate...

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Standing Out by Trying to Fit In

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THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER VACATION "Accept what you can't change and change what you can't accept,"as the saying goes. When that change happens to a six-year-oldgirl, you accept it with the naivety that only comes with theinnocence of childhood....

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Measuring the Usefulness and Importance of Outcome Measures

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While physicians are tasked by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to assign K-levelfunctional classifications to lower-limb amputeepatients, some turn to prosthetists for guidance.Compassion, and even profit margin, can driveprosthe...

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HHS Delays ALJ Hearing Scheduling by Two Years: Continues to Fail to Adhere to Its Own Regulations

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The provision of prostheses and orthoses to Medicarebeneficiaries has come under heavy fire over the past few yearswith the imposition of new documentation requirements thatwere issued without the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) foll...

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Reversing Scoliosis and Brace Treatment of a Proximal Structural Curve

Academy Society Spotlight

Introduction In the conservative management of scoliosis through orthotictreatment, it is the orthotist's responsibility to provide an optimallyfitting and functioning scoliosis brace and to achieve theorthotic intervention's objectives to reduce...

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C. Ralph Hooper Jr., CPO: Scoliosis Bracing Pioneer

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Hooper marks the trim lines for fitting the Charleston Bending Brace. Photographs courtesy of Ralph Hooper. As a young practitioner, C.

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Pedorthic Treatment of Pediatric Foot Problems

Stepping Out

Years ago, the use of children's orthopedic shoes was a well-established, medically accepted, and oft-prescribed solution to pediatric foot problems. Each year, pedorthists and orthotists measured for, fitted, and dispensed thousands of straight-l...

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Getting the Most from Your Practice by Looking Within: Part 1 of A Four-Part Series

Better Business

Accounts Receivable Workflow: Is It Working for You? Analyzing your O&P business can be intimidating. The necessary time, resources, and money to examine yourbusiness from the inside out are not always available.

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Master’s Program Profile Series: University of Hartford and St. Petersburg College

Education Outlook

The O&P EDGE continues its series of National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)-accreditedmaster's level O&P educational programs. This month we feature two programs. The first is theUniversity of Hartford College of Educatio...

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Designing a Paralympian’s Device

Shop Talk

Jeff Erenstone, CPO, chief designer ofPerformance Orthotic Design and presidentand head clinician of Mountain Orthotic &Prosthetic Services , both located in LakePlacid, New York, specializes in craftingpersonalized adaptive sports equipmentfr...

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Fernando “Nandito” Gallego: Spina Bifida Doesn’t Slow Down Five-Year-Old

Today’s Consumer

Nandito pictured here before therapy allowed him to stand independently without the aid of his walker. Photographs courtesy of Fernando Gallego. Fernando "Nandito" Gallego was born five years ago in San Diego,California, with myelomening- ocele le...

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O&P: We’ve Come a Long Way

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I've loved watching sci-fi movies since I was a kid. Star Wars was the first moviethat I saw in the theater. Aliens and The Terminator were my go-to movies when I stayed home sick from school, the Matrix was the first DVD I owned, and Inception wa...

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Erin Rice, CO, ATC

Face to Face

Erin Rice, CO, ATC, says she always wanted to work with children, so whenshe got the opportunity to stay on staff at Children's Care Hospital andSchool/Rehabilitation Medical Supply (CCHS/RMS) Sioux Falls, SouthDakota, after her residency, the dec...

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Billing and Collections Q&A

Got FAQs?

Billing for O&P devices and care is complicated. When you have questions, count on "Got FAQs?" to help keep yourclaims on track. This month's column answers your questions about prosthetic devices not delivered until after thepatient entered an SN...

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Notes from US ISPO: PacRim 2014

Industry Review - Associations

Pacific Rim (PacRim) 2014, a Pacific Forum for Physical Rehabilitation,sponsored by the U.S. Member Society of the InternationalSociety for Prosthetics and Orthotics (US ISPO) in cooperationwith The O&P EDGE , took place Sunday, January 26, throug...

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“Secret Santa” Makes a Young Girl’s Wish Come True

Industry Review - Consumer

Most nine-year-old girls have clear ideas ofwhat they want Santa to bring them forChristmas: an American Girl doll, a NintendoDS, Harry Potter books, or boardgames. Ella Rodriguez's request this pastChristmas, however, was something thatcouldn't b...

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Christmas Wishes

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In early December, I received a message from anold friend who told me about the daughter of oneof her friends. The daughter is an amputee and hadwritten in her letter to Santa that all she wanted forChristmas was to meet other kids who were like h...

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New Alpha Liner Absorbs Heat and Reduces Sweat

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WillowWood brings temperature control to prosthetic liners for the first time with Outlast®, the original heat management technology that was developed for NASA. Now amputees have a viable solution for a comfortable prosthetic liner that works to delay the onset of sweat with the Alpha® SmartTemp Liner.

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