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AOPA and SLACK Incorporated announce AOPA's purchase of O&P News

November 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has signed a purchase agreement with SLACK Incorporated to purchase O&P
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VIDEO: Using inertial sensors in patients with cerebral palsy gait and orthoses

November 16, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – At the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting, Nicole V. Heroux
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VIDEO: Best practice, instructional videos for functional outcome measures

November 16, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – At the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting, research on best…
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VIDEO: Hartford Hand project to test FMG-, EMG-controlled devices for potential failures

November 16, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — At the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting, Nicholas Cirillo,
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VIDEO: Mobile app effective problem-solving tool for lower-limb prosthetic users

November 16, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The limbWISE mobile app, created by students at the University of Hartford, was an effective decision making tool for…
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VIDEO: Insurers should recognize benefit of K3 prosthetic feet

November 16, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Patients with K2 unilateral transtibial amputations can benefit from K3 prosthetic feet, said Sarah M. Caragian, ATC, and
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Speaker: Silicone restoration offers functional benefits, is not purely cosmetic

November 15, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Restoring the natural appearance of a limb or area of the body with silicone prostheses can provide functional benefits…
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AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…
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VIDEO: O&P needs science and data to 'keep up'

November 15, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The specialty of O&P needs to use science and data to prove its services provide real benefits, so that payers…
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Speaker: Focus on growth to best serve pediatric patients

November 14, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Practitioners who fit pediatric amputees for prosthetic devices should remember to focus on, and accommodate, their…
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VIDEO: RevoFit Lanyard improved prosthesis functionality

November 14, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Use of the RevoFit Lanyard suspension system, developed by Click Medical, improved overall functionality in a prosthetic…

Restaurant worker with limb loss wins Hanger amputee 'life hack' contest

November 13, 2017
Hanger Clinic has announced that Courtney R., a Mooresville, North Carolina, bartender, is the grand prize winner of its #AmputeeLifeHacks contest…

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for HHS secretary

November 13, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has nominated Alex Azar II, the head of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s U.S.-based operations until this past…
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Speaker: 90% of Medicare payment denials are preventable

November 13, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Although approximately 90% of Medicare payment denials are preventable, only two out of three of denials are recoverable…
In the Journals

Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
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Speaker: Peer visitors, support groups provide value to O&P patients

November 10, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — For O&P patients, peer visitors can provide unique perspectives and outlooks, shared experiences and personal…
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VIDEO: AAOP seeks input from members

November 10, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Representatives from the National Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists look forward to attending the annual meeting of…
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VIDEO: NJAAOP president reviews highlights of annual meeting

November 9, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Broad-based topics covered during the scientific sessions and many attendees and exhibitors are highlights of this…

Ekso Bionics releases third-quarter financial results

November 9, 2017
Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. has released financial figures for the third quarter of 2017, highlighting a 21% increase in medical device-related
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Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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