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Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Residual Limb and Phantom Limb Pain
The O & P Edge, July 2019
Phantom limb pain (PLP) and residual limb pain (RLP) are pervasive problems following limb amputation. Inherent to limb amputation is the transection of peripheral nerve fibers, typically followed by resection or ligation. This injury results in inherent changes to the structure of the individual neurons...

HIPAA Compliance and Marketing in the Social Media Age
The O & P Edge, July 2019
With so many people online, the question isn't whether  O&P practices should use social media to share their stories with patients and potential patients, but rather how  to do it effectively and responsibly...

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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