Neuroprosthetics - June 2018

Feature

Neuroprosthetics and the Making of a Cyborg Olympic Champion
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


Last fall found me in Atlanta at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine presenting on a newly completed Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the orthotic management of paraplegia secondary to spinal cord injury. 1 The CPG summarized t...

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Evidence-based Post-operative Care for Transtibial Amputees
By James P. Reichmann, MBA, MPH Candidate, and Alfred E. Kritter Jr., CPO, FAAOP


Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is becoming an essential component of O&P practice. In simplest terms, EBM is discontinuing practices that medical evidence demonstrates do not improve clinical outcomes, and conversely, consistently incorporating...

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Biometrics Identification and Gait
By John T. Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)


Any parent with a child in organized sports has spent many hours watching from the sidelines, bleachers, and sometimes the parking lot as players practice and compete. After an extended period watching my daughter and her soccer teammates practice...

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Today’s Consumer

Former Bull Rider Takes Recovery by the Reins
By Betta Ferrendelli


Kyle Hannon was 29 years old and working as a railroad switchman at a steel mill in Richmond, Virginia, on the morning of September 15, 2014. He was about to switch out full rail cars with empty ones at a point where two sets of train tracks run p...

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Better Business

VPP as a First Step in Preventing Workplace Violence
By Chris Field, MBA


It was a simple matter really. A patient was informed that additional documentation was needed to complete her file. "Why?

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Perspective

L-Codes: Why We Use Them and Why I Share My File
By David Hendricks, CPO


Someone once said, "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice, there is." I learned years ago in Northwestern's P&O program that when you design a prosthesis or orthosis, you aspire to three things: weightlessn...

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Got FAQs?

Billing and Collections Q&A
By Lisa Lake


Denials are difficult to identify and time-consuming to appeal. Count on Got FAQs? to help ensure you are using the most current information when preparing your claims. This month's column answers your questions about billing for a stolen brace, who can prescribe diabetic shoes, and what to do about a physician's illegible signature.

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Industry Review - Conferences

ACPOC Marks 40th Anniversary


The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) held its 40th annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 11-14. The meeting held special significance since ACPOC's origins were rooted there in the early 1970s through the gui...

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Viewpoint

Lower-limb Care Through the Research Lens
By Andrea Spridgen


Each year, we at The O&P EDGE select one issue to focus specifically on lower-limb O&P care. In this year's issue, the features examine the topic through the lens of systematic research studies and support for evidence-based practice....

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