Saturday, June 15, 2024

June 2024 Issue

What’s State-of-the-Art With Upper-limb Prostheses?

By its nature, upper-limb prosthetic technology has an immediate impact on the user’s social circle because the devices are more visible and are actively used to manipulate objects; thus prosthetic

Comparing Multiarticulating Hands Available in the United States

A 2019 symposium at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly highlighted the leading multiarticulating hands available in the US marketplace. Össur’s i-Limb hand, TASKA’s Gen2 hand, and Ottobock’s

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Upper-limb Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Prosthetic Care

Approximately 41,000 Americans across all demographics and etiologies live with upper-limb amputations that are psychologically and functionally devastating.1-2 Inadequate insurance, rural location, limited rehabilitation services, and long, arduous prosthetic fittings

Editor’s Note–June 2024

My first experience with someone with limb loss was Uncle Mack, who had lost his lower arm in a farm accident (and I’m pretty sure he was more likely a

The Evolution of Upper-limb Orthotic Practice

While having dinner during one of my residency interviews many years ago I casually worked in a humblebrag intended to draw attention to the quality of my work on a

Where Is the Custom in Custom Fabrication?

There has been a long-standing requirement, by Medicare and many other payers, that any custom-fabricated item must be supported by detailed clinical notes indicating the process by which the device

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