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December 2012

edit post Aging Gracefully with an Amputation by Kate Hawthorne December 1, 2012 When working with the elderly patient population, prosthetists generally see two types of people: those who have

Frederick Downs Jr.: A Life of Service

Some men are naturally born to serve. Others do their duty to their country despite seemingly insurmountable challenges. Frederick Downs Jr., retired national director of the U.S. Department of Veterans

Evolution’s Custom Origin Silicone Liner

Origin liners are created from an advanced medical grade silicone formula naturally compatible with human tissue and resistant to fluids and bacteria. Origin liners never reduce in strength or thickness

O&Pedia: Humanitarian O&P Organizations

Listed below are just a few of the many O&P organizations offering services to those in developing countries. Look for more coverage in our January issue of The O&P EDGE.

Joe Shamp, CPO

Joe Shamp followed in his father’s footsteps to pursue a career in O&P-one that has included private practice, active involvement in the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics &

Ethan Payton: Getting a Better Grip

If you met Ethan Payton, he’d probably tell you about his recently earned graduate degree in international affairs or that he’s learning to speak, read, and write in Arabic. He

Fabricating a Dynamic Test Orthosis

In most cases, you would not fabricate a definitive lower-limb prosthesis without first making a check socket. The same principle applies to orthotic devices. With stance-control KAFOs, it is just

Recipe for a Master’s Program from Scratch

Part 3 in our exclusive coverage of the development of the master of science in orthotics and prosthetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. People and Stuff O&P specializes

Using a Multifaceted Approach to Treat Aging Feet

[The aging population] remains underserved and ill-informed regarding solutions available for their painful feet. It is important to keep our older patients active and moving. That’s where pedorthists come in.

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