Restoring Ankle Power After Partial Foot Amputations - June 2021

Feature

A Lifelong Connection: The Patient-Provider Relationship in Post-mastectomy Care
By Betta Ferrendelli


Perhaps one of the most intimate relationships in healthcare is between post-mastectomy fitters and their patients. It is often a journey, a meaningful and mindful connection that begins around six weeks after the initial cancer surgery and can co...

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Powered Prosthetic Feet: The Second Chapter
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


The early clinical reports of the first commercially available powered prosthetic ankle-foot were incredibly promising. Mancinelli et al. first announced their findings in 2011.

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Restoring Ankle Power After Partial Foot Amputations


A partial foot amputation is the first consequence of failed treatments or complications in ulcer healing in people affected by vascular conditions. Among prosthetic and orthotic interventions most commonly used for partial foot amputations are ba...

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Stepping Out

The Effectiveness of Foot Orthotics, Part IV
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Seeing and treating patients every day, O&P clinicians observe the benefits and understand the value of the care they provide. However, anecdotal evidence and success stories, regardless of how obvious and intuitive they may be, are not the basis...

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Perspective

Harassment, Discrimination, and Wrongful Termination: Management Liability
By Don Foley


Employment practices liability (EPL) insurance provides coverage to employers against claims made by employees. Large corporations typically have substantial employment practices insurance coverage in place and are prepared to deal with just about...

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs? - June 2021
By Lisa Lake


Billing for O&P devices and care 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 - June 2021


Prostheses for major amputations and lower-limb or spinal orthoses often take center stage in O&P literature and presentations. But as every clinician knows, other more specialized areas of care are equally important to the patients who rely on t...

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