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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,

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

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,

‘Big Things Come in Small Packages’

This was my mother’s mantra when I was growing up and expressing my frustration at always being smaller than other kids my age. Of course as a child, her words

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

Is Your O&P Practice the Best It Can Be?

As the challenges of the 21st century present themselves to the O&P profession, independent practices often face insurmountable struggles when balancing the rising costs of keeping their doors open and

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

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

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