Making the Reimbursement Case for Advanced Lower-limb Technology - June 2017

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Making the Reimbursement Case for Advanced Lower-limb Technology
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


With a smart approach, getting third-party reimbursement for advanced lower-limb technology in this challenging health care landscape is possible, although practitioners may need to fight for their patients, according to the

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Clearing the Stumbling Blocks: Management Strategies Associated With Minimum Foot Clearance in Prosthetic Ambulation
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


When evaluating new patients for their first lower-limb prostheses, I often warn them that sooner or later they should expect to fall. We do not want these events to occur, but we want our patients to recognize t...

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Motivational Interviewing: Encouraging Healthy Behavior Change
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Perhaps when you think of motivational speakers,famous individuals like Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Simon Sinek come to mind,or it could be inspiring individuals with a disability, like NicholasVujicic and Amy Purdy. May...

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Today's Consumer

Maja Kazazic and Rosie: Inspiring Others With Story of Hope, Perseverance
By Tara McMeekin


In 1993, when Maja Kazazic turned 16, she had no idea she'd be leaving her family and her war-torn home during the height of the Bosnian genocide. That year, however, when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded in a courtyard where...

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Innovation

Josh Caputo and HuMoTech: Creating a Way to Test-drive Prosthetic Feet
By Laura Fonda Hochnadel


While there are a widevariety of prosthetic foot options available, a 2005 survey shows thatprosthetists choose from about five whenfitting patients, and only consider others when none of those are appropriate.1 Despite the age of that s...

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Stepping Out

The Biomechanics of Running: Part 2
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


A previous article, "The Biomechanics of Running" (The O&P EDGE, March 2017), examined some of the unique aspects of the running cycle. Because running is a popular and widespread activity, it is important to be familiar with the distinct biomecha...

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Perspective

Branding Your Customers
By Fred Lanier


Making sure a potential customer knows about your business is thefirst step in marketing, and targetedmarketing is the most cost-efficient method. With the small population of O&P patients, however, it can bedifficult to focus y...

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Sports

Changing Lives, Making Miracles on a Mountainside


In its 31st year, the National Disabled   Veterans Winter Sports Clinic continues   to change lives and create even   more miracles on the mountainside. From March 26 through March 31,   more than 400 veterans with dis...

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Viewpoint

Meeting the Lower-limb Challenge
By Andrea Spridgen


Helping patients with lower-limb impairments reach their   full mobility potential comes with challenges, including   reluctance from third-party payers to reimburse   advanced technological solutions, finding the right   sol...

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EDGE Direct

Researchers Developing Bio-inspired Prosthetic Knee


Researchers in the United Kingdom are developing a bio-inspired knee joint for lower-limb prostheses that will better mimic the human knee and may give prosthesis users greater range of motion and control than current prosthetic knees provide.

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