Success with Pediatric Patients - April 2017

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Success With Pediatric Patients
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


If you were asked to describe successful professional behaviors for working with pediatric patients, what would you include on your list? How would your list compare with those created by other practitioners? Would your list of professional action...

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Filling Pediatric Gaps With 3D Printing
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


3D-printed solutions in upper-limb prosthetic care continue to garner attention. While traditional prosthetic approaches persist as a mainstay in adult care, several entities have argued the value of low-cost, scalable 3D-devices for children, par...

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Today’s Consumer

Stella Dibler-DeMare: Learning to Thrive With Prostheses
By Betta Ferrendelli


When Stella Dibler-DeMare was born, she came into the world with a mild form of cerebral palsy (CP) and Nievergelt's Mesomelic Dysplasia, a genetic form of dwarfism she inherited from her father, Frank "Scooter" DeMare, 37. Her fraternal twin sister,...

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Better Business

Developing an Action Plan for Your Business
By Chris Field, MBA


The beginning of a new year brings with it the feeling of a fresh start. What will we do with this opportunity? Will we follow through on our good intentions or end the year asking, "What exactly did we accomplish?" Did we further market share, pr...

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Innovations

Experimental Pope Wrist Unit Modification
By C. Rodney James, PhD


In this Innovation article, The O&P EDGE presents problem-solving techniques developed by an upper-limb prosthesis user to address durability issues. Background I sustained bilateral hand amputations in an accident in 1954, at age 15. During my te...

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Perspective

OANDP-L Yields Advice for Treating Neck Pain
By Jason Pantages, MS


A physician recently asked me to consult on a patient who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), an inherited condition that results in hypermobile joints and often leads to dislocations. The patient has high posterior neck pain, early features of brac...

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake-Salmon


Courtesy of Shutterstock Inc. . Denials are difficult to identify and time-consuming to appeal.

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Industry Review - Conferences

Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium: Learn, Discover,
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


Exclusive live coverage from The O&P EDGE. The 2017 National Meeting & Scientific Symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy), held March 1-4 in Chicago was full of energy. Many sessions were well-attended, with...

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Viewpoint

Pediatric Care Requires Dynamic Thinking
By Andrea Spridgen


Working with children, whether the discipline is educational,medical, psychological, or daily care, takes aspecial skillset-the ability to communicate on a levelthey can understand, provide a sense of comfort, reassurance,and, often, an abundance...

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Online Exclusive

Foot and Ankle Immobilization Increases Understanding of Amputee Gait


The anatomical foot-ankle mechanism facilitates power generation during walking, but this mechanism is altered for people with bilateral transtibial amputations when they use passive prostheses. Researchers at Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) studied the effects of bilateral foot and ankle immobilization on the gait of able-bodied participants to serve as a model for understanding gait and associated compensatory mechanisms in people with bilateral transtibial amputat

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Online Exclusive

Bouncing Back With New Transtibial Socket Technology


After becoming a bilateral transtibial amputee two years ago due to a car accident, Anthony Butterbaugh was full of determination but also a bit uncertain of how active his future would be.

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Online Exclusive

ISPO WHO GATE Symposium, 2017 World Congress


The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) 16th World Congress in South Africa will join the World Health Organization (WHO) in hosting the first-ever Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) Symposium on “Assistive Technology for All” on the opening day, Monday, May 8.

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