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October 2009 Issue

October 2009

edit post Challenged Athletes Foundation: Changing the World, One Athlete at a Time by Morgan Stanfield October 1, 2009 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can

ACA Calls on Supporters to Fight

Rick Castro’s daughter was born missing part of her arm below the elbow. He worries about how he will cover the cost of the prosthetic devices she will need as

Billing and Collections Q&A

Denials are difficult to identify and time consuming to appeal. “Got FAQs?” is here to help answer your most pressing billing questions. This month’s column addresses your questions about consignment

Blake Barlow, CP, LPO, FAAOP

Blake Barlow says he’s a believer in “prenatal destiny—the providence that drives my passion for O&P.” Born with proximal focal femoral deficiency (PFFD) in 1960, his path toward an accomplished

On the Road

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning stops. After an information-filled summer semester, it was time for the summer clinical rotations. During our clinical rotations, we followed a

Motion Control Introduces Utah Hybrid Arm

Motion Control Inc. has added the new and exciting Utah Hybrid Arm to our product line, and it is now available. Lighter than a Utah Arm, it incorporates all of

Connecting Machines to the Body

‘Bionanoelectronic’ technology may help prosthetic devices talk to the body on a molecular level. Neuroprosthetic devices of all kinds, from myoelectric prostheses to cochlear implants, depend on biological interfaces to

State-of-the-Art: Upper-Limb Prosthetics Technology

Chris Lake While prosthetists and patients eagerly await the results of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 (RP2009) initiatives, science fiction is meeting science fact right

Upper Limb: Kudos and Caveats

John Billock As major breakthroughs in upper-limb prosthetic technology continue to roll out in today’s clinical practice, two specialists in upper-limb prosthetics describe what has most impressed them—and what challenges

Alignment Systems Step Forward

Jay Martin, CP, uses the Compas system to calibrate Jim Bob Bizzell’s alignment. Photograph courtesy of Orthocare Innovations. Any prosthetist will tell you that a successfully fitted prosthesis depends, in

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