AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA needs work

May 25, 2017
The groups’ comments come after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation released a report on Wednesday that…

O&P advocates to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill

May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Members of the O&P community gathered at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association Policy Forum, here, to prepare for…

NAAOP calls on members to support VA bill of rights legislation

May 24, 2017
The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics has applauded the reintroduction of a bill to educate veterans with limb…

Pediatric hospital in Missouri opens new lab for musculoskeletal research

May 24, 2017
Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis recently opened a new laboratory that will focus on pediatric musculoskeletal research and regenerative…

Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the…

Speaker: Sepsis can be caused by, and cause, amputations

May 23, 2017
Amputations can cause sepsis, and sepsis can cause amputations, Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, FACP, of the Sepsis Alliance and of the Division of…

Kinetic Prosthetics hosts OPAF fundraiser

May 19, 2017
Kinetic Prosthetics recently hosted a fundraiser for the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation and its First Clinics as part of Limb Loss…

Military service members could experience worsening outcomes after mild blast concussion

May 18, 2017
U.S. military service members in Iraq and Afghanistan, who suffered a mild concussion from a blast injury, continued to experience mental health…
Meeting News

Speaker discusses opioid crisis through a population health perspective

May 17, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The key issue in opioid abuse is that addiction thrives among populations marked by violence, homelessness and employment…

Researchers: Mexican-Americans received less intensive care after stroke

May 16, 2017
Mexican-Americans who had a stroke were less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation than non-Hispanic whites, according to researchers from the…

Ottobock, Bioness announce distribution deal for Europe, India

May 15, 2017
Ottobock and Bioness Inc. have announced a partnership to expand distribution and access of their functional electrical stimulation devices in the…

Points to consider when publicly disclosing research or discoveries prior to filing a patent application

May 15, 2017
Welcome to the inaugural Intellectual Property Update. On a monthly basis, Intellectual Property Update will provide content related to an…

Hanger restates prior financials, files pre-2014 10-K with SEC

May 12, 2017
Hanger has filed its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a press…

WillowWood receives ISO certification

May 11, 2017
WillowWood has received ISO 13485:2003 certification from National Science Foundation’s International Strategic Registrations, after it met all…

Endolite's Linx a finalist in 2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards

May 11, 2017
Endolite’s fully integrated limb system, called Linx, has been selected as a finalist in the rehabilitation and assistive-technology products…

Silipos announces distribution deal with Algeos

May 10, 2017
Silipos, a developer of gel technologies and products., has announced the U.K.-based Algeos will act as its exclusive distributor in the podiatry…

Societies react to Scott Gottlieb’s confirmation as FDA head

May 10, 2017
On May 9, Scott Gottlieb, MD, was confirmed as the new commissioner of the FDA by a 57 to 42 Senate vote. A resident fellow at the conservative

Harcz: O&P combines two passions

May 10, 2017
CHICAGO —Betsy K. Harcz, a career navigator for Baker College of Flint’s orthotic and prosthetic technology program, said she loves…

Viglianti: O&P offers ability to improve patients' lives

May 9, 2017
CHICAGO —Scott Viglianti, president of WBC Industries, said he gains satisfaction from improving patients’ lives. “I love O&P…

Plew: Helping patients makes you feel good

May 9, 2017
CHICAGO — At the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Dennis Plew, CO, of the U.S…