Fit + Function for the Hip Disarticulation Patient - August 2014

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Improving Fit + Function for the Hip Disarticulation Patient

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Mike Corcoran, CPO, cofounder of Medical Center Orthotics andProsthetics, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, says he stillremembers feeling overwhelmed when he treated his first patientwho had a hip disarticulation. "When the patient walks...

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Bracing the Intrepid

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The U.S. Army had a problem:The majority of itssoldiers' combat woundssustained while serving inOperation Enduring Freedomin Afghanistan andOperation Iraqi Freedomwere extremity wounds.Explosive injuries with openfractures, collectively referredto...

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Academy Society Spotlight: Choosing a Gel Liner

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Urethane, silicone, and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) arematerials that can be used to fabricate prosthetic liners. A linercan be uniform in thickness or taper from its distal to proximalends. A common question among less experienced practitioners...

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Helmet Study Highlighted in The New York Times Is Flawed

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Cranial remolding expert Ellie Boomer, CPO, shares her commentary on the helmet therapy article highlighted in the May 1 issue of   The New York Times. As a professional who specializes intreating children with cranial deformationby using a...

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Dennis Janisse, CPed

Industry Leader

Dennis Janisse, CPed, is one of the most recognizednames in the U.S. pedorthics profession.He has been involved in the professionfor four decades and has been working on itsprofessional committees and councils sincethe 1990s. Despite his perennial...

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Getting the Most from Your Practice by Looking Within: Part 4 of a Four-Part Series

Better Business

Part Four: How Are Your Contracts Impacting Your Bottom Line? The O&P EDGE concludes its four-part series of articles that focus on keyelements of your business and provide some tips for performing analysesand improving your processes. Negotiating...

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Developing Transfemoral Cycling Prostheses for a Cross-Country Journey

Shop Talk

In this edition of Shop Talk, The O&P EDGE shares a prosthetist's creative solution for adapting lower-limb prostheses and a bicycle for his patient's cross-country journey. Jones and Harvey finish the two-day ascent over Hardscrabble Pass, Colora...

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From Recovery to Extraordinary O&Ps: A Journey among Friends

Extraordinary O&P

Landeros and Carron receive recognition for their Paralympic achievement at a Colorado Avalanche hockey game. Photographs courtesy of Nikko Landeros. Landeros and Carron, bottom center and right, with their teammates.

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Improving Prosthetic Arms through Better Testing

Perspective

For those of us who live with upper-limb loss, we wear prosthetic arms for specific reasons, if at all. Improving these devices requires adequate problem identification and, thus, testing. To do this effectively, we must define what, exactly, shou...

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UCO Endeavor Games: Celebrating 15 Years of Sport

Sports

Photographs by Mike Wallo, courtesy of UCO Endeavor Games. Now in its 15th year, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO),Edmond, Endeavor Games drew 340 athletes to compete in 11sports from June 5-8. The games are a nationally recognizedmulti-spo...

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Program Profile Series: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics (MPO)...

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Todd McCoy, CO

Face to Face

While he was still in high school, Todd McCoy, CO, thought that his interest in healthcare was leading himto a career in physical therapy. But after a stint shadowing his uncle, Barry McCoy, CPO, at HasbroChildren's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Isl...

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PrimeFare Returns to Nashville, Plans to Expand Presence in 2015

Industry Review - Conferences

More than 160 practitioners from 24 states attended the16th Annual PrimeFare East Regional Scientific Symposium at the Nashville ConventionCenter, Tennessee, on June 13-14. Sixty-four total hours of continuing education units were offered, organiz...

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Beyond the Headlines

Viewpoint

Individuals with lower-limb amputations often make headlines, from Paralympic runners with high-tech carbon fiber feet, to Amy Purdy's recent appearance on the television show Dancing with the Stars , to stories of wounded warriors returning to du...

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Evolution Industries Inc. earns the new Central Fabrication Facility Accreditation from the American Board for Certification.

Online Exclusive

Evolution Industries Inc., Orlando, Florida, has received the new Central Fabrication Facility Accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), an independent, not-for-profit organization that...

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POA Shares Hip Disarticulation Patient Videos

Online Exclusive

In this EDGE Direct exclusive, Prosthetic & Orthotic Associates of Central Florida (POA), Orlando, shares videos of patients who use hip disarticulation prostheses. Amanda describes the lightweight, more comfortable prosthesis she uses, and Brett...

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Just in Time for the AOPA 2014 National Assembly: A Session Sneak Peek

Online Exclusive

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2014 National Assembly, will be held September 4–7, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This issue of EDGE Direct presents highlights of some of the sessions that will be presented there.

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Össur Highlights Unity Sleeveless Vacuum System at AOPA 2014

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AOPA 2014 attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest additions to the Össur® Unity® Sleeveless Vacuum System, which is now available for anyone with a lower-limb amputation, whether transfemoral/above-knee (AK) or transtibial/below-kne...

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