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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

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

Mary Novotny: Contributor to Humanity

Mary Novotny, RN, MS, is a visionary. For the past 35 years, the founder and former president of the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) has been changing the landscape of

PLX-PAD: Stem Cell Treatment May Save Limbs

The use of stem cells is one of the most promising, yet ethically controversial issues in modern medicine. The primordial cells with the potential to become any tissue in the

Jim Landrum: Doing Things Differently

If Jim Landrum had any doubt he’d be returning to the water sports he loves after losing his left hand and forearm due to a 2007 fireworks accident, his buddies

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