Upper Limb Prosthetics Care - February 2020

Feature

Perspectives on 3D Printing and Fake News
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Anyone who has been paying attention to critiques of the media over the past few years is aware of the phenomenon of fake news. Despite the recent increase in the use of this phrase, the label is not new. It was first used in the 1890s, and simil...

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Feature

Cognitive Engagement of the Prosthetic Hand
By Gerald Stark, PhD, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP


Challenges of Upper-limb Prosthetic Acceptance: unlike the lower limb, upper-limb prosthetic management involves the additional challenges of active function and control of the components, operational comfort of the interface, maximizing sensory s...

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An Algorithm Proposal for Upper Limb Prosthetic Continuum of Care
By Karl Lindborg, CPO/LP


An Algorithm for Upper Limb Prosthetic Continuum of Care (or Identifying the Elephant in the Room) is a concept that was inspired through my work and passion as a certified prosthetist/orthotist and clinical educator after working for the last 12...

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Better Business

Four Ways to Navigate Reimbursements for Advanced Technology—And Why It’s Worth It
By Blair Lock and Erica Karlson


"Nothing worth having comes easy." Theodore Roosevelt certainly didn't have health insurance reimbursements in mind more than a century ago. But his sentiment applies just the same, and harnessing that can-do spirit has propelled the O&P profess...

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Today's Consumer

Sam Nicoll: When a Passive Functional Device Is the Right Choice
By Linda Calabria


As is the experience of many people who face a post-traumatic situation and amputation, Sam Nicoll found herself in a bit of a whirlwind. Nicoll's trauma occurred just days after delivering her third son when she was diagnosed with Strep A. "Three...

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Perspective

Ohio Set to Implement Rules for 3D-printed Prostheses
By Dianne Farabi


Changes to Ohio's orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics (OPP) licensure law will allow the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board to grant authority to an individual who is not licensed to practice prosthetic...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs? - February 2020
By Lisa Lake


Billing for O&P services is complicated. When you have questions, count on Got FAQs? to help keep your claims on track.

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Editor's Message

Editor's Note - February 2020
By Andrea Spridgen


Unlike our lower limbs, which are primarily a means of mobility, our upper limbs serve many functions: fine and gross motor skills, providing information to our senses, promoting social connection through touch, and conveying our emotions throu...

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