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November 2009 Issue

November 2009

edit post Donated C-Leg Works Wonders by Brady Delander November 14, 2009 How one family and their prosthetist dealt with an insurmountable health insurance cap. Mike Garone was running on

Donated C-Leg Works Wonders

How one family and their prosthetist dealt with an insurmountable health insurance cap. Mike Garone was running on his Otto Bock C-Leg less than two weeks after first testing it

Users Rave about Evolution Custom Liners

“As a previous user of custom urethane liners, I have been very satisfied with the quality and performance of Evolution’s custom silicone liners. The customer service is fabulous, and they

Charcot Foot: A Case Study

Neuropathic osteoarthropathy, or Charcot foot, will affect 15 percent of the 18.2 million people currently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, according to the article, “Neuropathic Arthropathy (Charcot Joint),” (eMedicine from WebMD:

Maintaining a Strong Foundation

The Greek philosopher Socrates once said, “When our feet hurt, we hurt all over.” Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci described the foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work

Custom Shoes: The Importance of the Cast

“It is impossible to understand the science of shoes until one understands what science is.” -Plato, The Theaetetus Despite the likely need for pedorthic services in ancient Athens, I doubt

Biomechanics for Technicians

When I started out as an orthotic technician more than 25 years ago, I was taught to always flatten the plantar surface of an AFO mold. Then I had the

Mike Garone: Standing Up to Every Challenge

Photographs courtesy of the Garone family. New York teen keeps pushing his pace- and his limits-a year after losing his leg. Mike Garone’s thrills come in many forms. He is

Billing and Collections Q&A

Running an O&P practice is complicated enough without having to deal with frequent denials. This month’s column tackles your questions regarding Medicare denials due to incorrect knee-brace modifiers, denials due

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