Osseointegration - January 2016

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Patients With Osseointegrated Implants: Challenges and Possibilities for Prosthetists
By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez


Mark Schaal adjusts components on Fred Hernandez's prosthesis. Photographs courtesy of Fred Hernandez. As technology continues to adapt and change, prosthetists maysoon have to add a new skillset: working with patients whoseprostheses connect to t...

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Feature

Bracing the Boomers: Using AFOs to Address Sensory Deficits That Accompany Age, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Diabetes
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


Lower-limb bracing is often targeted at addressing some form of neuromuscularcompromise. Individuals burdened by stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, polio, orparalysis are referred to orthotists who fit the patients with rigid or s...

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Feature

Going to PROM? Reviewing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the Management of Neurologic Hemiplegia
By Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP


When working withmultiple individualsfrom a single patientpopulation, it can beeasy to overlook thatrehabilitation is a customized experiencethat should be focused on theunique abilities, challenges, and goalsof the person being treated. In today'...

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Stepping Out

Key Roles in Dynamic Exoskeletons for O&P Practitioners
By Steven King, DPM and Steven A. Gard, PhD


In this edition of Stepping Out, The O&P EDGE makes a departurefrom the usual focus on pedorthics, as Steven King, DPM, CPed,and Steven A. Gard, PhD, examine how pedorthists and other O&Ppractitioners can play a key role in the rapidly changing ex...

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Today’s Consumer

Marine Vet Aims for 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
By Betta Ferrendelli


Before retired Marine Sergeant Josh Elliott was gravely injured fromstepping on a 20-pound explosive device while on routine patrol inAfghanistan in April 2011, he was a master swimmer, ran five daysper week, taught martial arts, and had a passion...

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Perspective

In Support of a Temporary Prosthesis
By Christopher Wells, CPO


I posted on the OANDP-L listserv several months ago expressing myfrustration about a business practice that I perceive to be doing long-termdamage to our profession and abusing any goodwill that third-party payersmay hold for prosthetists. I belie...

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On Topic

Tips to Start Your New Year on Track
By Erin Cammarata


It's that time when we review last year's actions and take inventory of the new year. Manyof us start the new year with resolutions to improve our health, our financial situations,and our businesses or careers. But according to the Statistic Brain...

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Viewpoint

Of New Fallen Snow
By Andrea Spridgen


As I sat down to write this month's viewpoint, reflectingon fresh ways to approach O&P patient care, outcomemeasurements, and new challenges in prosthetists'skillsets, a blanket of new fallen snow covered the parkoutside my window. Although I'm no...

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Online Exclusive

Fresh Approaches, Smart Solutions for Serving the Aging Population


As a preview to the article "Keeping Up With Senior Evolution: Meeting the Changing Needs of an Aging Population," which will appear in the February issue of The O&P EDGE, this edition of EDGE Direct includes insight about what the future may hold for the senior citizen population and the approaches to their O&P care.

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