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Orthotic & Prosthetic Industry Articles of Interest:

Centenarian's Limb Loss Doesn't Slow Him Down
The O & P Edge, August 2018
...Benning crafted a makeshift foot that he was able to stuff inside a shoe, she says. "No one was able to see his peg leg, so you never knew he had it. He wore that for years. He could walk just as straight as anyone. Outside the family, no one else really knew he didn't have his leg."...

3D Printing Gains Momentum in Clinical O & P

The O & P Edge, August 2018
Technologies in 3D printing are moving further into mainstream O&P clinical use beyond their now-familiar role in producing prosthetic covers, foot orthotics, and somewhat controversial volunteer-produced hand devices...

Objective compliance data linked with increased brace wear, less curve progression for scoliosis
O & P News, February 2016
Lori A. Karol, MD and researchers found that providing adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients and their families with additional objective ifnormation and feedback about brace compliance increased the number of hours patients wore their orthoses and was linked to less curve progression...

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Links and Other Information:

AAOP: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
ACA: Amputee Coalition of America
ACPOC: Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
AOPA: American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
BOC: Board for Orthotist / Prosthetist Certification
Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics
NCOPE: National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
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