Ageism in Clinical Encounters - August 2020

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Options in Post-Mastectomy Prosthetic Care
By Betta Ferrendelli


On the day she went for her routine mammogram, all Stephanie Marty was thinking about was having dinner with her husband following her appointment. She didn't realize as she prepared...

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Pectus Carinatum: The Other Deformational Molding Orthosis
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


There are two predominant types of congenital chest wall deformities. Pectus excavatum, also described as "cave chest" or "funnel chest," is the most common with a prevalence of roughly 1 in 400 children. The sunken chest of pectus excavatum is fi...

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Ageism in Clinical Encounters
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


We're getting older. Obviously, each of us is aging by the hour, but the US population is also aging. According to 2019 population data from the Census Bureau, "The 65-and-older population grew by over a third (34.2 percent or 13,787,044) during t...

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Today's Consumer

Camino de Santiago: A Testament to a Walker’s Strength, Ability
By Betta Ferrendelli


On February 11, 1986, Adam Galicki was working for Palm Beach County, Florida, as a member of a land surveying crew on a busy road north of West Palm Beach. The crew was setting elevation control points in a grassy strip alongside the road when a...

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Perspective

How the Black Lives Matter Movement Relates to O&P
By Safa Doost


As America battles COVID-19, another epidemic is also being fought: the deep ways racism has been impacting Black Americans. Racism is prevalent in every system in the US, including medicine, education, employment, and incarceration. There have be...

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Editor's Message

Editors Note
By Andrea Spridgen


Specialized areas of O&P care can be nearly as individualized as the patients they serve, and some of these niche practice specialties don't fit neatly into a general category box. They are, nevertheless, vitally important to the patients who need...

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