Defying Death Twice: Why Amputees Take Risks - August 2004

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Defying Death Twice: Why Amputees Take Risks
By Judith Philipps Otto


Nobody knows why people take unnecessary risks. Not even the risk-takers have a clear idea. What makes any of us who we are? Where is the source of that unquenchable inner fire?

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Feature

Fair Service: Patient Perspectives
By Judith Philipps Otto


With Medicare and Medicaid cost-cutting, diminished reimbursements from private insurance, and other current dilemmas facing O&P practitioners and other healthcare professionals, what’s happening to patients?

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Stepping Out

Casting for Foot Orthotics—What Works Best?
By Séamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


One of the most frequent questions that I am askedduring an inservice on foot orthotics is: "What kind of casting doyou prefer?" I have given inservice presentations to many different groups:orthotic and prosthetic labs, podiatrists, physical ther...

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Salute!

O&P Companies Open Hearts to Palestinian Boy


Sometimes something as everyday and innocent asbicycling to a barbershop can lead to devastating injury--if youlive in a land torn by armed conflict. Fourteen-year-old Mohammed Shbeir, who lives in Gaza, Palestine,sustained life-threatening injuri...

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Industry Leader

Bertil Allard: Orthotics Visionary
By Jodi Mills


Bertil Allard (right) and his son Peter, the company owners. Sweden has nearly 10 million inhabitants and toutsitself as a country of endless possibilities. Bertil Allard,president and CEO of CAMP Scandinavia, headquartered inHelsingborg, Sweden,...

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Salute!

Medical Team’s ‘Can Do’ Spirit Aids Colombians
By Jeff Fredrick, MS, CPO


I've never seen an outbreak of bugs that have noname. "They are everywhere," we are told by a well-armedpoliceman. "They are crawling all over the woman with the newbaby." Debbie with Bianca and family.

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Got FAQs?

Got FAQs?


By Lisa Lake-Salmon Executive Vice President Acc-Q-Data Inc. The future of your practice depends on knowledgeable billing andcollection information. Understanding the full aspect of billingguidelines and procedures will effectively increase yourre...

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Profile

Charles McCorvey


Technician Alabama Artificial Limb & Orthopedic Service Inc. If you werent in O&P, what would be your nextcareer choice? Chef.

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Perspective

Looking Back to the Future
By Paddy Rossbach, RN,


As I look back over my incredibly enjoyable andinteresting life, I realize I probably would not have done half thethings that I did if I had not lost my leg at age six! Also, Iwould not have been able to do those things without having accessto the...

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Letters

Letter to the Editor: Insurance Problems--O&P’s Fault?


Regarding the "Perspective" commentary by Ralph Nobbe, CPO ,in the April 2004 issue of The O&P EDGE:  Not only has the Barr Foundation been following the nationwidetrend of benefit reductions, we also have been actively advocatingfor measures that...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Improving Life for the Disabled


Two major organizations at both ends of thespectrum--providers and patients--meet this month. The International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics (ISPO)is holding its 11th World Congress in Hong Kong August 16. Begun in 1970 in Copenhagen, Denma...

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