American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly

Healio brings you the highlights from American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association National Assembly. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AOPA, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Researchers: Too many patients uninformed about partial foot amputation

September 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Shared decision-making between patients and clinicians can help patients make more informed decisions regarding partial foot…
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Harry 'JR' Brandt receives inaugural Newberry Award from BOC

September 20, 2017
Harry “JR” Brandt, BOCO, CO, LO, received the inaugural Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service from the Board of…
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Change in socket shape resulted in pressure change during walking

September 18, 2017
LAS VEGAS — There was a direct correlation between the shape of a socket and the resulting forces it exerts on the residual limb, according to…
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VIDEO: Prosthetists should never discount comfort

September 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS — More than 70% of patients with a lower extremity amputation and responded to a survey ranked comfort as “the most important…
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RAND study examines health benefits, economic value of advanced transfemoral prostheses

September 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Microprocessor-controlled knees were associated with improved physical function and reduction in falls and osteoarthritis, and met…
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VIDEO: Infinite Socket 'significantly' less rigid than conventional socket

September 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS — The Infinite Socket, developed by LIM Innovations, showed a statically significant ability to be less rigid than a conventional…
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Amputee Coalition's AMPLIFY uses digital tools to further advocacy

September 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS — An initiative created by the Amputee Coalition can give patients in the limb-loss and limb-difference communities a voice in the…
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VIDEO: O&P, payer relationship is not 'us vs them'

September 12, 2017
LAS VEGAS — The relationship between O&P practitioners and payers does not necessarily have to be “us vs. them,” and it would…
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Saeed Zahedi receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 AOPA World Congress

September 11, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Saeed Zahedi, OBE, FREng, BSc, PhD, FIMechE, CEng, RDI, was named winner of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic…
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Pre-amputation mobility increases likelihood of receiving prostheses

September 9, 2017
LAS VEGAS —Transfemoral amputees who can walk independently prior to amputation are more likely to receive prostheses after amputation…
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