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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…

Sebelius Launches ‘Let’s Move Cities and Towns’ to Combat Child Obesity

June 16, 2010
On June 11, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius launched the Let’s Move Cities and Towns component of the Let’s…

ACPOC Annual Meeting Kicks Off in Clearwater

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Robin C. Crandall, MD, president of the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC), officially opened this…

Families Play Important Role in Rehab of Children with Brachial Plexus Injury

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Family compliance is integral to the rehabilitation success for children with brachial plexus injuries, according to a…

Gait Analysis Effective in Evaluating Prosthetic Hemipelvectomy Patients

June 4, 2010
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Gait analysis can be used to effectively evaluate prosthetic intervention success after amputation, according to…

Perspective

Backpack Loads Responsible for Back Pain in Children

O&P News, June 2010
According to the study, The Effect of Backpacks on the Lumbar Spine in Children, backpack loads increased lumbar disc curvature in children…

Disadvantaged Preschoolers Struggle with Basic Motor Skills

O&P News, June 2010
Disadvantaged urban preschoolers are not only at risk for failure in the classroom – they are likely to struggle on playgrounds and athletic…

Pediatric Portal

Issues of Compliance in Orthotics

O&P News, June 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
The compliance issue is a dilemma that faces all practitioners, but especially those who have a pediatric patient population. “The orthosis…

Perspective

Pediatric Amputations Cost $21.6 Million in 2003

O&P News, June 2010
An estimated 956 children and adolescents experienced traumatic amputation-associated hospitalizations in 2003, resulting in 3,967 days…

Cover Story

Play Nice: Child-Friendly Business Practices

O&P News, June 2010
To be successful in pediatrics, O&P practitioners should be fun-loving, open to the unexpected, and knowledgeable of children’s emotional…

Early Night-Time Bracing Sufficient in Stopping Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis Progressions

May 13, 2010
LEIPZIG — Traditionally, idiopathic adolescent scoliosis (IAS) is treated with full-time bracing which can have compliance problems…

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