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Prosthetic Knee Type Affects Care Costs for Amputees – Mayo Clinic Study

Dear List Members,

Finally someone writes a article on preventive medicine with regard to the
worthwhile benefits of high technology prosthetics care that makes a valid
point we have all known for years that is now supported by a Mayo Clinic
Study!

Thank You!…. Author John Commins and the Mayo Clinic!

John N. Billock, CPO/L, Clinical Director
Orthotics & Prosthetics Rehabilitation Engineering Centre
Warren, Ohio USA

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Prosthetic Knee Type Affects Care Costs for Amputees
John Commins, July 11, 2017

The average additional cost in the six months following a fall for
transfemoral amputee patients requiring an emergency department visit was $18,000.
For patients who had to be hospitalized, this extra expense was more than
$25,000.

Medicare and other insurers that pay for only basic mechanical artificial
knees and legs instead of more sophisticated prosthetics with
microprocessors could pay more in the long run because of falls associated with the
low-tech appendages, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

Copy and Past the following link into your browser to read the
HealthLeaders Media full news article:

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/health-plans/prosthetic-knee-type-affects-
care-costs-amputees

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media

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