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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…

Physician Outlines Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure for Children With Scoliosis

O&P News, October 2011
A recently published article has outlined a minimally invasive technique for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The procedure was detailed in an…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

More Research Necessary to Guide Orthotic Care of Torticollis

O&P News, August 2011
Torticollis, also known as the shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), is typically correctable with early diagnosis and therapeutic…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Orthotic Management Techniques for Children With CP

O&P News, July 2011
The prevalence of cerebral palsy is approximately 2 or 3 per every 1000 births, according to Courtney Dunn, DPT, PT, a physical therapist in the…

Sports Injuries in Children Could Lead to Lifelong Disability

June 22, 2011
The use of public health notices to protect children from lifelong injuries in sports was proposed, according to a press release. Due to sports or…

Researchers Play Key Role in Development of 'Closed Loop' Artificial Pancreas

June 7, 2011
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are combining automation techniques from oil refining and other diverse areas to help…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Case Study Demonstrates Innovative Silicone Technique for Bilateral Wrist Disarticulation

O&P News, June 2011
PARK CITY, Utah — Benjamin J. Koch, BS, CP, Orthotic Prosthetic Center Inc, shared a case study about a boy he is currently working with who, at…

Perspective

Personal Provider Experiences Contribute to Compassionate Health Care for the Patient

O&P News, June 2011
Health care providers must maintain their objectivity when discussing a patient’s health and treatment options. However, most providers have…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Qualitative Study Asks Adults Why They Continue Wearing a Prosthesis Into Adulthood

O&P News, June 2011
PARK CITY, Utah — The occurrence of persons born with congenital limb deficiencies is approximately 25.64 per 100,000 live births. Of those…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Study Tests the Role of the Prosthetic Knee for Infants With Limb Loss

O&P News, June 2011
PARK CITY, Utah — Infants with limb loss at or above-the-knee face numerous challenges, especially during the transition from crawling to…

Pediatric Portal

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: A Puzzle With Many Pieces

O&P News, June 2011
Patricia Rogel, CO, OTR/L
The orthotics profession has experienced a mass influx of an entirely new patient population throughout the past 10 to 15 years – infants…

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