O&P News


The following articles appeared in the print edition of O&P NEWS.

Table of Contents
5 Questions With O&P News

A Conversation With Robert S. Lin, MEd, CPO, FAAOP

Business News

Know what to look for when buying disability insurance

Kenneth W. Rudzinski, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CRPC, CASL, CAP

Clinical News

Study: Veterans Who Receive Prosthesis Prescription Within 1 Year Post-amputation Have Lower Mortality Rates

Cover Story

Working With Charcot Foot

Health Care Updates

Greater time burden for medical care among minorities, unemployed

Grants to fund hybrid walking exoskeleton research at University of Pittsburgh

Surgery for adult spinal deformity results in a significant increase of quality adjusted life years

Study: Community characteristics affect health of residents with spinal cord injury

One of 17 patients older than 70 experienced adverse outcomes attributable to delirium

Researchers awarded $3.3 million NIH grant to study cognitive intervention for sedentary seniors

Researchers develop blueprint for self-adjusting powered prostheses

Bracing, posterior fusion result in improved HRQOL in patients with AIS

Rapid pulmonary function decline not always seen in adults with increased scoliosis deterioration

In the Field

Amputee Coalition joins National Disability Employment Awareness Month campaign

Paralyzed Veterans of America receives $200,000 VA adaptive sports grant

Fillauer announces new Chattanooga manufacturing facility

iWalk relaunches as BionX Medical Technologies Inc.

Ekso Bionics hires senior medical device executive for Europe, Middle East, Africa markets

Eastern Michigan University to offer new O&P master's degree program faculty position

Sensoria, OHI partner to create fall prevention device

Cascade Orthopedic Supply invests in OrtoPed

Industry News

O&P 175 Members Recognized at AOPA

Marketing with Mansfield

Top Three Marketing Take-Aways From the AOPA National Assembly

Elizabeth Mansfield

Meeting Highlights

PHOTO FEATURE: American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly

Gait re-training, visual feedback do not reduce metabolic demand of walking for transtibial amputees

Study links plagiocephaly among infants to neonatal brachial plexus palsy

Speaker identifies top reasons for billing claim denials

VIDEO: Hardin discusses reimbursement challenges for today’s O&P practitioners

VIDEO: O&P professionals improve patient lives

VIDEO: Prosthetist Finder among emerging O&P technologies

VIDEO: McClellan talks about unique bond between O&P practitioners, patients

VIDEO: Quality, cost and outcomes will bring better patient care

Balance confidence can affect outcomes for lower limb amputees

Amputees weigh risk against opportunity in considering new prosthetic technology

Keynote speaker highlights importance of rehabilitation for injured service members, amputees

Microprocessor knees improved satisfaction, function in long-term mechanical knee users

New socket design could improve outcomes for transfemoral amputees

O&P leaders meet to discuss future, honor pioneers

Researchers present novel, sophisticated exoskeleton

Speaker highlights current state of wearable robotics, potential advances

Speaker discusses ways to document in preparation of audits

Six pre-amputation qualities may predict prosthetic eligibility after amputation

Study: Immediate postoperative transtibial prostheses offer same outcomes to conventional dressings


Roman Encyclopedist Authored How-to Guide for Gangrene, Amputation

Berry Craig

Rebuilding Lives

An Uplifting Activity