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Delivering On The Promise Of Orthotic & Prosthetic Design Excellence
Jun

13

2017

Delivering On The Promise Of Orthotic & Prosthetic Design Excellence

Ever wonder what goes on in the “back office” of an orthotic and prosthetic practice? Most health care professionals involved in the care of physically challenged patients and those who wear prosthetic and/or orthotic devices have never ventured into an O&P fabrication lab or witnessed the decision-making and craftsmanship that goes into the creation of current-generation prosthetic limbs and orthopedic braces. Were they to do...

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Creating A 21st Century Prosthetic Socket
Jun

13

2017

Creating A 21st Century Prosthetic Socket

Transfemoral amputee John T., 45, presented with a seven-year-old, outdated prosthetic leg, which no longer fit or functioned properly. Like many traumatic amputees, John maintains an active lifestyle and expects a lot from his replacement limb, including comfort, performance and endurance. For those expectations, an intimate socket fit is essential. John’s prosthetist recommended an all-new limb design and components featuring a rigid laminated socket with...

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Spinal Bracing – The Case For Spinal Orthoses
May

30

2017

Spinal Bracing – The Case For Spinal Orthoses

Orthotic management of spinal conditions presents a variety of options and challenges to today’s clinicians…options in the wide variety of devices now in use, challenges in selecting the most appropriate one for each patient’s specific needs. Spinal bracing encompasses three primary objectives: Control of back pain, by limiting motion and unloading discs, vertebrae and other spinal structures through abdominal compression. Temporary stabilization of weak or...

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Art Meets Prosthetic Science In Creation Of Transfemoral Limb Systems
May

30

2017

Art Meets Prosthetic Science In Creation Of Transfemoral Limb Systems

To a prosthetist, the approach to creating a transfemoral, or above knee (A/K), replacement limb can be considerably different than for a lower amputation level. Where a transtibial (B/K) prosthesis must replace the foot, ankle and part of the lower leg, an above-knee system adds the critical knee joint and part of the femur…and the degree of difficulty jumps exponentially. Fortunately, surgeons have become quite...

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Prosthetic Foot Options For Amputees In Beaumont
May

18

2017

Prosthetic Foot Options For Amputees In Beaumont

Over the past decade, no class of prosthetic componentry has shown greater advancement than foot and ankle systems. Today’s components reflect improved engineering, lightweight materials and versatile designs, producing enhanced biomechanical benefits and a more natural gait for amputees. The closer a selected foot-ankle system matches the abilities, environment and activity desires of the amputee, the better the outcome. That’s where our experienced prosthetic staff...

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