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January 2020

edit post Amputation, Planned or Traumatic: How Practitioners Plan and Prepare for Both by Betta Ferrendelli January 1, 2020   After a car accident caused a 15-year-old girl to undergo

Coping With a Patient’s Death

  I didn’t think it would be an appointment that would affect me so profoundly. It seemed routine: an orthotic casting appointment for a ten-month-old girl. She was slightly on

Editor’s Note – January 2020

One of the things that makes O&P care special and brings such personal satisfaction to clinicians is the relationship they form with their patients. Unlike many other medical professions, O&P

OI Proves Best Decision for Care

  One summer afternoon 23 years ago, Donna Thornburg got out of her Suburban at a carwash in Westminster, Colorado, to open the passenger-side back door when a car hit

Partnering With Your Patients With Diabetes

Treating patients with diabetes has always been an uphill battle for most O&P practitioners, and an increasing diabetic population means the challenges will continue to grow, the experts say. “The

The Next Revolution: MPKs for K2 Ambulators

  When treating the K2 transfemoral population, we are often left yearning for the safety and control we have with microprocessor-controlled knee (MPK) technology for our K3 population. A recent

The Weighty Challenges of Bariatric Care

The world is changing, and with it, the profiles of those who need prosthetic care: More than three million new cases of obesity are reported annually in the United States—a

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