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October 2003 Issue

October 2003

edit post Teen Expands Lifestyle After Amputation by Alan Kercher October 1, 2003 In most ways, Shelby Robin, Woodlands, Texas, is an active, typical teenager. The 15-year-old is a member

From The Editor

“…I dream things that never were, and say, Why not?’”                   –George Bernard Shaw, English playwright These words could well apply to the prosthetists, engineers, and other visionaries who constantly

Prosthetic Knees: What’s on the Way?

It has been said that there’s nothing new under the sun, but somehow there always seems to be a new modification, approach, or philosophy that, when applied to an “old”

VASI Offers Advanced Pediatric Hand Technology

Figure 1 The latest development in pediatric hand technology is the new Single Program-ming Module (SPM”) circuit from Variety Ability Systems, Inc. (VASI) [Figure 1]. The SPM offers many features

Scoliosis Symposium Success

In an imperfect world, sometimes things do come together almost perfectly. This was the case at a symposium on idiopathic scoliosis presented at the Portland, Oregon, Shriners Hospital for Children,

Optimum Thoracic Pad Placement

In the early to mid-1970s one commercial entity began to teach that the cephalad margin of scoliosis corrective/holding pads should be no more cephalad than the apex of the curve

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