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Transition With Patients Through Physical Changes

Transition With Patients Through Physical Changes
O&P News, April 2017

In O&P, patients are not treated with one prosthesis or orthosis per lifetime. Care spans the course of many years. While the makeup of devices changes with time, so does the physicality of the patients who wear these devices.

In this Cover Story, O&P leaders discuss the care of patients throughout various stages of their lives.

Rebuilding Lives

With Two Hands

O&P News, January 2017
When he was born, Zion Redington had just one finger on each hand and one toe on each foot. When his mother adopted him at the age of 2 years, she knew she would face…
Meeting News

OPAF Hosts First Amputee Tennis Tournament in US

O&P News, December 2016
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation held the first amputee tennis tournament in the United States as a part of its First Clinics initiative. Held in…
Meeting News

Össur Hosts its First O&P Women's Leadership Conference

O&P News, December 2016
Recently Össur hosted its first Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference brought in more than 30 female O&P professionals from 11 states. The professional…
Meeting News CoverageVideo

Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, and Joey Funderburk at the Hanger Education Fair

August 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS — At the Hanger Education Fair, Joey Funderburk speaks about his bilateral prostheses and journey to get microprocessor knees. Kevin…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Joey Funderburk talks about the non-profit charity Grace's Lamp

August 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS – At the Hanger Education Fair, Joey Funderburk talked about his work with Grace's Lamp. The non-profit charity provides assistance…

Health Care Updates

AOPA questions BMJ helmet therapy study results

May 5, 2014
Anita Liberman-Lampear, MA, president of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, released a letter to The New York Times citing…

Meeting Highlights

Adult Rehabilitation Transition in Pediatric Patients With Spina Bifida

O&P News, May 2014
Samuel Rosenfeld, MD, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, Calif., presented factors in determining the success with which an individual with…

Field Facts

Guatemalan government honors FOOT Foundation

April 21, 2014
More than 40 children were fit with orthoses and prostheses at the FOOT Foundation’s annual clinic in Guatemala City at the Infantile…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Orthotic treatment is successful in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

March 1, 2014
CHICAGO — Bracing significantly decreased progression of high-risk curves in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis to the threshold for…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Orthotic treatment is successful in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

O&P News, April 2014
CHICAGO — Bracing significantly decreased progression of high-risk curves in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis to the threshold for…

Clinical NewsPerspectivePublication Exclusive

Orthotic Treatment Did Not Worsen Walking in Girls With AIS

O&P News, March 2014
After 6 months, orthotic treatment of girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis did not significantly stiffen the body or deteriorate functional…

Clinical News

Children With, Without Limb Loss Show Similar Stability Strategies When Carrying Heavy Loads

O&P News, March 2014
Children with limb loss maintain balance while carrying a backpack by developing similar strategies as able-bodied children to maintain stability…

Cover StoryPerspectivePublication Exclusive

New Innovations in Pediatric Prosthetics

O&P News, Spring
Compared with adult amputees, the number of pediatric amputees is much lower. This means less research and fewer prosthetic options are available to…

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