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Functional Performance Evaluation of NU-FlexSIV Socket

O&P News, September 2016 identifier: NCT02678247

Purpose: The overall objective of this study is to provide a more comfortable and functional prosthetic socket for people with transfemoral amputation that will ultimately improve their quality of life.

Young Innovators

Go, Baby, Go

O&P News, September 2016
Students and staff at Wichita State University have launched a program that pairs children with disabilities with toys that fit their needs. It is called…
Research Trials in O&P

Virtual Reality Prosthetic Training and Rehabilitation

O&P News, September 2016 identifier: NCT02666859 Purpose: The proposed project is to develop an effective prosthetic training and rehabilitation regimen, with the use of…
Research Trials in O&P

OHI-Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate Efficacy, Acceptability and Perception of Benefit of an Innovative Custom AFO

O&P News, September 2016 identifier: NCT02819011 Purpose: The investigators propose a randomized control trial to evaluate long-term effects and effectiveness of ankle…

Trauma Surgeon Leads Call to Action for Pediatric Applied Trauma Research Network

December 14, 2010
Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, director of the trauma program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has co-authored a call to action for filling a…

Second-Hand Smoke Increases Risk of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Children

December 2, 2010
Children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed, according to a study…

Locomotor Training Could Help Kids With Spinal Cord Injuries

November 16, 2010
The traditional way to predict whether children can regain movement after spinal cord injuries may exclude a small subset of patients who could…


Adults with Childhood-Onset Disorders in Danger of Falling Off Radar

O&P News, November 2010
Adults with childhood-onset disorders are in danger of slipping through the health care system’s cracks, according to Laura L. Tosi, MD…

Pediatric Portal

Orthotic Treatment of the Toddler with Bowed Legs

O&P News, November 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
Parents often have anxiety regarding their toddler’s bowed legs and they search for solutions through the pediatric orthopedist. Reasons for…


Study Finds Mobility Aid-Related Devices Can Be Associated With Injuries among Children and Adolescents

O&P News, November 2010
According to a retrospective analysis conducted by the Center for Injury Research Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide…

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives Grant for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research

September 15, 2010
Brian Kaspar, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, along with a…

Splinting Pediatric Wrist Fractures as Effective as Casting

September 9, 2010
Splinting children’s distal radius fractures was found as effective as casting them in a randomized controlled study of 92 children, aged 5 to…


Ponseti Treatment Achieves More Normal Gait Than PT for Children With Moderate Clubfoot

O&P News, September 2010
Treatment with the Ponseti cast method achieved normal ankle motion more frequently than physical therapy methods in children with…

Pediatric Portal

Prosthetic Treatment for Congenital Absences of the Upper Extremities

O&P News, September 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
A family seeks advice and treatment in the clinic for their newborn infant who is missing an arm. Often a somber mood will pervade the room…

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