Fabrication Issue - August 2018

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The Perfect Wave? Central Fabrication Rides the Tide as O&P Evolves
By Judith Philipps Otto


Changing technology creates ripples that become waves and drive movement toward still greater change. It's a tide—perhaps even a tsunami—that is currently carrying the O&P field into territory that some vowed never to enter. As fierce...

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3D Printing Gains Momentum in Clinical O&P
By Miki Fairley


Technologies in 3D printing are moving further into mainstream O&P clinical use beyond their now-familiar role in producing prosthetic covers, foot orthotics, and somewhat controversial volunteer-produced hand devices. Within the last three to...

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Academy Society Spotlight: Of Rubber and Resin
By Stefan Knauss, MAMS, CPO


Create a Socket With a Seamless Connection Between HCR Silicone Rubber and Hard Resin Laminate   To conjoin materials as dissimilar in their properties as elastic rubber and rigid resin laminate is questionable from an engineering s...

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Today's Consumer

Centenarian’s Limb Loss Doesn’t Slow Him Down
By Betta Ferrendelli


In1919, when Edward Benning was nine years old, he was pushing a plow on a farm in Atlanta when he was kicked by a mule. Though the kick badly injured Benning's left leg, he did not receive immediate medical care. Instead he had to wait for more t...

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Stepping Out

Understanding Hallux Valgus
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Hallux valgus (HV) is a progressive deformity of the foot, recognized by the medial projection of the first metatarsal and the abduction of the hallux away from the longitudinal axis of the foot. Patients' initial concerns are usually cosmetic. Th...

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Sports

Warrior Games Returns to Colorado for 2018
By Betta Ferrendelli


The ninth annual 2018 Department of Defense (DOD) Warrior Games were held June 2-9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the city that hosted the inaugural event in 2010. Nearly 300 athletes competed in the games, Paralympic-styl...

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Sports

Angel City Games Draws Hundreds
By Betta Ferrendelli


Nearly 300 parasport athletes, including 30 Paralympians from 19 states and three countries, came together June 21-24 to compete in the Fourth Annual Angel City Games at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Competitions were held for...

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Perspective

Join the Disruptive Technology of 3D Printing
By Jeremiah Uronis, CPO


As a techie and former software engineer, I love disruptive technologies because they often make my life easier. In the early 2000s, along with nearly everyone else, I replaced hundreds of my scratch-prone CDs with MP3s, and record stores started...

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake


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Viewpoint

Keeping Pace With O&P Fabrication Trends
By Andrea Spridgen


As the landscape of O&P practice continues to evolve, the best use of outsourced fabrication and new fabrication methods becomes essential in helping practices keep pace with the demand for services. This issue looks at how a central fabrication...

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