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April 2007 Issue

April 2007

edit post Back in the Swim of Things by Miki Fairley April 1, 2007 Prosthetic Fin Helps Dolphin Swim, JumpA female bottlenose dolphin named Fuji can now swim and jump

Can Case Managers Make Your Life Easier?

In today’s fragmented healthcare environment, a case manager can play a pivotal role-one that affects you, the orthotist/prosthetist. But what exactly is the role of a case manager? For whom

How P&O Professionals Can Make a Difference

“There’s much more to the P&O profession than the ‘cookbook’ approaches that are often taught. If you want to be really challenged, just take a look at some of the

Teen’s Invention to Help Amputees in Ghana

Amputees in Ghana, Africa-and perhaps in other developing countries-will benefit from the creativity and compassion of a teenage inventor. Jim McElhiney, CPO, provided Grayson with expert guidance so that Grayson’s

Got FAQs?

Having trouble keeping up with the new Medicare 2007 rules and regulations? Overwhelmed by the numerous code changes? Count on “Got FAQs” to help you understand the full aspect of billing

New States Join the Fight for Prosthetic Parity

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is pleased to have two new state partners in its national campaign to advance parity legislation. Missouri and Indiana are both working to build

Back in the Swim of Things

Prosthetic Fin Helps Dolphin Swim, Jump A female bottlenose dolphin named Fuji can now swim and jump again like other dolphins-thanks to an artificial fin. Fuji had lost 75 percent

Treating Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Although there are many lower-extremity diagnoses presented to O&P for consideration and treatment, few are as common as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). This condition is more prevalent than ever,

Life’s Interruptions and Course Changes

From left: Second-year MSPO student Ron Roiz, Chelan Pedrow, and first-year MSPO student Missy Malkush on Chelan’s last night in Georgia. I would often sit atop the loft bed in

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