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April 2008 Issue

April 2008

edit post Is Your O&P Practice the Best It Can Be? by Jim Andreassen April 1, 2008 As the challenges of the 21st century present themselves to the O&P profession,

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Denials are difficult to identify and time consuming to appeal. With competitive bidding, mandatory accreditation, aging technology, and increased billing erros, running an O&P show gets more complicated each year.

Squid Beaks for a Better Prosthetic Fit?

The razor-sharp beaks that giant squids use to attack whales–and maybe even Captain Nemo’s submarine–might one day lead to improved artificial limbs for people, according to an article by the

Velocity Introduces Expulsion Valve

The new Velocity Expulsion Valve works in combination with Velocity’s standard mounting plate and is hidden in the distal end of the socket. The use of a dummy during lamination

SureStep Shrinks HEKO Brace for Young Patients

Traditionally, the smallest patients with genu recurvatum-hyperextension of the knee–have been treated with a basic ankle-foot orthosis (AFO). For many years, that was the only treatment option for toddlers as

Ankle-Foot Bracing for Young Athletes

The Practitioner as a Team Player The key for bracing young athletes is to identify the appropriate amount of support without over-bracing the patient and restricting movement. As a clinician,

The Right Resources Make All the Difference

Limb loss or limb difference can be difficult to cope with for children and parents alike-albeit for different reasons. According to Rebeca Guajardo, CP, of the Amputee and Prosthetic Center

Early Prosthetic Fit: Yes or No?

Children with Unilateral Congenital Below-Elbow Deficiency “How the parents accept a limb deficiency and how well they cope with it has a great deal to do with how well the

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