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New group created to expand resources for treatment of upper limb difference

March 24, 2017

HOUSTON — A new platform, presented at the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting, could provide an international, easy-to-use, evidence-based resource consortium for sharing data on the treatment of upper limb absence.

“The aim is to determine best clinical practice and to provide resources for those engaged in upper limb loss or limb difference,” Sandra Ramdial, CP(c), FCBC, of the handsmart group, said. “To exceed expectations and to obtain the best outcomes in a coordinated clinical care continuum, clinicians need to have foundational skills and knowledge.”

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Patients with arthrogryposis may experience functional limitations

March 24, 2017
HOUSTON — Patients with arthrogryposis may experience foot deformities, gait deviations and functional limitations in gross motor function and in gait in ankle…

NJHA, AARP voice concern ahead of House vote on American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — New Jersey residents and a panel of health care professionals and advocates voiced their concerns about the fate of the Affordable Care Act on…
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No significant difference in gait found with use of hinged vs solid AFOs for cerebral palsy

March 24, 2017
HOUSTON — There are no significant differences in gait or gross mobility between hinged and solid ankle-foot orthoses for patients with cerebral palsy who could…
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ACPOC National Meeting opens with welcome session, award presentation

March 23, 2017
HOUSTON — The Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting began with a forum for sharing knowledge and new developments in research…
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