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October 2010 Issue

October 2010

edit post ACA: Building Empowered Patients One Conference at a Time by The O&P EDGE October 7, 2010 “You’re only as strong as the person next to you.” -Marlon Shirley

The Ertl Procedure: Philosophy, Misconceptions, Realities

The originators of the Ertl procedure advocated for a multidisciplinary, team approach. The Ertl procedure originated in post-WWI Hungary, growing out of the need for a surgical reconstruction that would

The Poetry of…Feet?

When researchers conduct studies to evaluate different medical interventions, they can observe countless parameters. However, some parameters will be more relevant to the immediate concerns of individual patients than others.

Lower-Limb Overhaul: A VA Case Study

On April 22, 1968, the year of the Tet Offensive, the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division, Second Battalion, conducted a search-and-destroy mission near Cau Dinh, South Vietnam. Upon hearing the

Got Purpose?

If you live in a major metropolitan area (and perhaps even if you don’t), I’m sure you’ve seen the current fad in merchant marketing-the dancing sign-holder. What surely started as

J. Martin Carlson, CPO, FAAOP: A Quiet Leader

“Quiet leadership is what moves and changes the world.” -Joseph L. Badaracco, the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics, Harvard Business College, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Every profession and industry

West Point Bionic Foot Achieves Powered Running

Over the past few millennia, lower-limb prostheses have evolved by leaps and bounds. We know that the oldest-known surviving ones, Egyptian big toes made of linen and glue, were followed

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