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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…
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New Innovations in Pediatric Prosthetics

O&P News, Spring
Compared with adult amputees, the number of pediatric amputees is much lower. This means less research and fewer prosthetic options are available to…

Clinical News

Children Flex Articulated Knee While Crawling

O&P News, February 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Study results presented here showed that children consistently flexed a prosthetic knee joint during crawling, contrary to a…

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…

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