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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 some uphill battles on his behalf.

Originally from China, Redington relocated to the United States and settled in Franklin., Tenn., where he would begin the process of increasing his mobility.

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 Highlights

White House Event Celebrating Inclusive Design, Assistive Technology and Prosthetics

O&P News, November 2016
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Clinical News

Kinetic Data Provides Design Criteria for Durable Children’s Prosthetic Feet

O&P News, February 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Current prosthetic feet designed for children do not compensate for the sudden locomotor activities they perform. Optimizing a…

Health Care Updates

Lasting effects of overuse injuries, burnout in youth sports underestimated

O&P News, Spring
Emphasis on competitive success in youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, as well as a…

Health Care Updates

EHRs Increased Detection of Growth Disorders in Children

O&P News, October 2013
Researchers were better able to diagnose growth disorders and make specialized care decisions in children by using an algorithm built into an…

Clinical News

Flat Foot Posture, Hypermobility Observed in Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

O&P News, October 2013
Recent study results offered preliminary evidence of changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters and confirmed flat foot posture and hypermobility of…

Health Care Updates

Therapy important for monitoring progress after pediatric wrist fracture

O&P News, May 2013
PHILADELPHIA —Jenny Dorich, OTR/L, MBA, CHT, from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, discussed how to therapeutically…

Clinical News

3-D Printing Simplifies Exoskeleton for Children With Muscle Weakness

O&P News, April 2013
The Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) is a body-powered exoskeleton designed to assist children with neuromuscular diseases perform simple…

Meeting News Coverage

Simple ways to create a pediatric friendly practice

O&P News, March 2013
LAS VEGAS — A few simple steps can help clinicians create a more pediatric friendly environment, according to a presentation at the Hanger…

Meeting News Coverage

Adolescent athletes who lacked sleep more likely to be injured

October 25, 2012
Athletes in middle and high school who slept 8 hours or more per night were almost 70% less likely to be injured than athletes who got less sleep…

Clinical News

Prostheses Less Effective in Children With Unilateral Congenital Below Elbow Deficiency

O&P News, October 2012
From the beginning of infancy, children with unilateral congenital below-elbow deficiency use their short limb as an exploratory, manipulatory and…

Clinical News

Patients, Parents Perceive Different Stress Levels With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

O&P News, Fall 2012
Patients who undergo conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and their parents perceive emotional stress similarly when related…

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