A Global View Of O&P - May 2017

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Baylor Partnership Develops New Model to Aid Sri Lankan Amputees
By Judith Philipps Otto


Disaster relief efforts typically require arriving on-scene with emergency solutions as quickly as possible. This is not the priority with rendering O&P aid in Sri Lanka, a country whose 26-year civil war ended eight years ago.

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Feature

Europe’s Pursuit of a Better Transhumeral Residual Limb
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


The typical transhumeral residual limb presents a challenge to prosthetic fitting and rehabilitation. The cylindrical shape and conical dimensions of the residual humerus, and the lack of distal insertions of the residual muscle bellies make prost...

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Feature

Culturally Sensitive Care
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Early in my career as a prosthetist, I worked with an elderly patient after she had a transtibial amputation. She returned repeatedly for follow-up visits with vague and inconsistent reports of discomfort and pain after the initial fi...

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Today’s Consumer

Norm Lawrence: Surviving the Unimaginable
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


In a life full of near-death experiences, using a prosthetic leg has been perhaps one of the easier challenges for Norm Lawrence to overcome. "He's one of those guys who has nine lives or more," says Mark Benveniste, a retired prosthetist who trea...

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Better Business

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


In the first article of this series , published in the April 2017 issue of The O&P EDGE ,  I presented a persuasive case for conducting a business review and developing an action plan to help guide your efforts and focus your energies in light of...

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Perspective

An Unconventional Path to O&P
By Kathryn McKenzie


On August 8, 1997, just before my 12th birthday, a speeding car jumped the sidewalk and crashed into me. I was hit on my left side and suffered nerve damage that resulted in foot drop, which required me to begin using an orthosis and join the many...

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On Topic

Who Have You Inspired Lately?
By Erin Cammarata


If we're going to build a business, we not only need raving fan clients, we need a raving fan culture. Culture meaning everybody on your team works to create raving fan experiences. You've got to create raving fans if you want to be successful.

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Industry Review - Associations and Conferences

ACPOC 2017 Annual Meeting Highlights


The Association of Children's Prosthetic- Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) 2017 Annual Meeting was held March 22-25 in Houston. As is the custom, the meeting was a collaboration between multidisciplinary healthcare team members who provide services for ch...

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Viewpoint

Sharing Knowledge, Gaining Perspectives
By Andrea Spridgen


Early this month, O&P professionals and other representatives of the rehabilitation healthcare professions will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, at the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics World Congress to share their knowledge,...

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