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May 2017

edit post Baylor Partnership Develops New Model to Aid Sri Lankan Amputees by Judith Philipps Otto May 1, 2017 Disaster relief efforts typically require arriving on-scene with emergency solutions as

Europe’s Pursuit of a Better Transhumeral Residual Limb

The typical transhumeral residual limb presents a challenge to prosthetic fitting and rehabilitation. The cylindrical shape and conical dimensions of the residual humerus, and the lack of distal insertions of

Culturally Sensitive Care

Introduction Early in my career as a prosthetist, I worked with an elderly patient after she had a transtibial amputation. She returned repeatedly for follow-up visits with vague and inconsistent

Sharing Knowledge, Gaining Perspectives

Early this month, O&P professionals and other representatives of the rehabilitation healthcare professions will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, at the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics World Congress

Norm Lawrence: Surviving the Unimaginable

In a life full of near-death experiences, using a prosthetic leg has been perhaps one of the easier challenges for Norm Lawrence to overcome. “He’s one of those guys who

Who Have You Inspired Lately?

If we’re going to build a business, we not only need raving fan clients, we need a raving fan culture. Culture meaning everybody on your team works to create raving

An Unconventional Path to O&P

On August 8, 1997, just before my 12th birthday, a speeding car jumped the sidewalk and crashed into me. I was hit on my left side and suffered nerve damage

ACPOC 2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

The Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) 2017 Annual Meeting was held March 22-25 in Houston. As is the custom, the meeting was a collaboration between multidisciplinary healthcare team members

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