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Speaker: Rehabilitation is key following traumatic upper limb amputation

May 27, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A speaker at the International African American Prosthetic and Orthotic Coalition Annual Meeting presented key rehabilitation techniques for patients with traumatic upper limb amputations.

“Our goal was to identify components of pre- and post-prosthetic rehab[ilitation] programs, and identify the impact of a team approach in limb loss,” Sarah Fletchall, OTR/L, CHT, MPA, FAOTA, manager of burn rehabilitation at the Firefighters Burn Center in Memphis, Tenn., said.

Amputee becomes first combat-wounded veteran to summit Mount Everest

May 27, 2016
The Heroes Project recently announced U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thomas Charles Linville became the first combat-wounded veteran to summit Mount Everest. Linville is…

ARANZ Medical honored at New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

May 26, 2016
ARANZ Medical Ltd. of Christchurch, New Zealand, recently announced it was named “Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year” at the New Zealand Hi-Tech…

AOPA announces contenders for the Thranhardt Award

May 26, 2016
The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association recently announced contenders for the 2016 Thranhardt Award. The award was launched in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt…

OPAF receives $15,000 Hanger Foundation grant

May 25, 2016
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation recently received a $15,000 grant from the Hanger Foundation to hold five First Stride/First Things First clinics in…
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