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Study finds decline in diabetes related amputations

November 24, 2015

The number of diabetes-related amputations has decreased significantly since the mid-1990s due to improvements in diabetes care, according to results published online ahead of print in Diabetologia.

Benjamin Rasmussen, MD, and Henning Beck-Nielsen, DMSc, both of Odense University Hospital Denmark, and colleagues analyzed amputation rates in the Funen region of Denmark during the period of 1996 to 2011. According to a press release, the Funen region is regarded as representative of the population of Denmark, as well as other high-income countries, due to its population of 0.5 million residents.

OPIE Software announces partnership with Restorative Care of America

November 24, 2015
OPIE Software, of Gainesville, Fla., recently announced Restorative Care of America Inc., of St. Petersburg, Fla., has become an integrated supplier within the OPIE…

NeuroRecovery Training Institute announces new instructor for gait assessment, orthotics course

November 23, 2015
The NeuroRecovery Training Institute recently announced Jennifer Richards, CPO, LPO, CPed, FAAOP, will be the instructor of its Advanced Pathologic Gait Assessment and…

Hanger announces consent solicitation of Senior Notes

November 23, 2015
Hanger Inc. recently announced the solicitation of consents from holders of its $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount 7 1/8% Senior Notes due 2018. Hanger will amend…

VIDEO: O&P documentation requirements have changed the profession

November 23, 2015
SAN ANTONIO — Jeff Lutz, CPO, zone vice president for Hanger Inc., says documentation requirements have changed the field of O&P.
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