Pediatric Progress in O&P - April 2016

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Prosthetic Management of Rotationplasty in Children
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


Ethan Earl shows off his rotationplasty prosthesis. The U.S. Navy camouflage pattern was inspired by his father, who was a Navy helicopter mechanic.

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Is Pediatric Progress in O&P Keeping Pace With Kids?
By Judith Philipps Otto


Everyone knows it's hard to keep up with kids; they outgrow clothes and interests overnight, and they seem to move at light speed in all directions at once. Keeping pace with children's needs for innovative, durable, lightweight, and appropriately...

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Nonorthotic Modalities Encountered in the Management of Cerebral Palsy
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


PERHAPS MORE THAN ANY OTHER POPULATION SEEN WITHIN ORTHOTIC PRACTICE, PATIENTS WITH CP REQUIRE TEAM MANAGEMENT. Introduction In contemplating writing an articleon the management of cerebral palsy(CP), I realized I had neglected thetopic for too...

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Today’s Consumer

New Legs Will Help Young Athlete Continue to Excel at Football
By Betta Ferrendelli


Calder is practicing to be his team's quarterback. Photographs courtesy of the Hodge family. Calder Hodge was born ten years ago without a fibula in either leg.But don't think for a moment that has slowed the Texas youngsterdown.

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Shop Talk

Modifying the Plaster Model of an AFO
By Alex Stein


Modifying the plaster model of an AFO is not difficult, and sinceAFOs are the most common device fabricated in most O&Pfabrication facilities, it is vital to do it right. I recommend atechnique that works well with the following types of thermopla...

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Perspective

Product or Service?
By Anthony J. Cappa, BS, CPO


O&P is viewed by insurers as a product-driven industry-as in, we deliverproducts to patients. But there is also a service component. Medicare requires that beneficiaries receive threemonths of follow-up care and adjustments at no cost to the patient.

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Billing for O&P devices seems to get more complicated by the day. Count on Got FAQs? to help answer your toughest questions.

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Industry Review - Conferences

2016 Hanger Education Fair: Reimagine


More than 850 practitioners and physicaland occupational therapists traveled to LasVegas to attend the Hanger Education Fairand National Meeting, February 1-5. Inaddition to providing continuing educationabout orthotic, prosthetic, and therapeutic...

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Viewpoint

Treating Children Like Children
By Andrea Spridgen


As any parent who has ever tried to explain to a five-year-old why he or she cannot wear a favorite pair ofshorts when it's snowing outside can attest, children are not small adults; they do not comprehend the world with the same cognitive reasoni...

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Online Exclusive

Just in Time for the Annual Meeting: OTWorld Session Sneak Peeks


To enhance your experience at the OTWorld International Trade Show and World Congress, being held May 3-6 in Leipzig, Germany, this Online Exclusive presents additional details about several session presentations to take you beyond the program. We hope the details enhance your experience or provide you with more insight into the proceedings.

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Online Exclusive

Trust. A Critical Part of The Patient-Practitioner Relationship


Why it is important to patient outcomes and why earning trust every day is important at PEL.

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Study: Lit Review, Meta-analysis for TTA Prosthetic Interventions


Considering the cost and complexity of transtibial amputation (TTA) rehabilitation, high-quality literature should inform clinical practice. However, a team of multidisciplinary researchers said that systematic reviews (SRs) suggest this is not the case.

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