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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

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

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

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 &

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.

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

To Fit or Not To Fit?

Considerations When Fitting Elderly Dysvascular Patients with a Prosthesis Regardless of an amputation’s etiology, fitting a prosthesis is no easy feat. Every patient has different needs and preferences, and part

The Knee-ds of the K2 Transfemoral Amputee

As part of a recent joint educational effort by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a few colleagues and I

Aging Gracefully with an Amputation

When working with the elderly patient population, prosthetists generally see two types of people: those who have become amputees during their sunset years, and those who have been living with

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