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May 2010 Issue

May 2010

edit post The Beau Ideal: Paralympic Alpine Racer Alana Nichols by The O&P EDGE May 12, 2010 Alana Nichols is a paragon of adaptive sport. When she rolled onto the

Haiti: The International Response

“Mwen malad anpil.”-I am very sick. “oupe”-amputation “enfimite”-disability These words are now far too commonplace in the Haitian Creole tongue. The Republic of Haiti was ailing even before the catastrophic

The Balancing Act: Are Amputees Falling for It?

Balance is a complex thing, relying on visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive inputs—and that’s for people without limb loss. For many prosthetic patients, it’s a function that they struggle to relearn

Comprehensive Healthcare Reform Becomes Law

After the election of Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) at the beginning of the year and the resulting loss of a Democratic super-majority (60 votes) in the Senate, it looked as

Playing to Win

It’s been eight years since I wrote my first Viewpoint article for The O&P EDGE’s Advance Preview Issue. The date was April 2002, and the cover featured the U.S. Paralympic

Paralympians: Heroes of the Games

The U.S. sled hockey team took gold and set an unbreakable record by not surrendering a single point to opponents. Photographs courtesy of Randy Richardson, Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics. An

Making Pre-Preg Look Pretty

It’s been said that America’s favorite color is shiny, and I agree. Pre-preg is great. Really, it’s a wonderful material—high strength-to-weight ratio, easy to engineer, highly repeatable—but there’s just one

Bob Green—Grabbing Life by the Fingers

Today, Bob Green of Bel Air, Maryland, uses his fingers to do things like open drawers, type on a computer keyboard, hold a fork, pick up small objects, and sign

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