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NAAOP Webcast: Veterans Bill of Rights Gets Committee Hearing

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released it latest webcast in which General Counsel Peter Thomas, JD, comments on a hearing held April 17 where the House Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee discussed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) legislation, including H.R. 2322, the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights....

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Congress Passes O&P Clinical Notes Provision

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released a webcast in which General Counsel Peter Thomas, JD, comments on the Continuing Resolution passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in the early morning hours on February 9 that included recognizing prosthetists’ and orthotists’ clinical notes as part of...

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2020 Paralympics Information Announced

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 4,400 athletes who will compete in 537 medal events. The final medal event program and athlete quotas were approved by the IPC Governing Board on September 4. Key highlights include:•       At least 1,756 slots for female athletes, the most ever,...

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NAAOP Webcast: Congress Returns to Full Legislative Agenda

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released a webcast in which NAAOP General Counsel Peter Thomas, JD, discusses Congress’ return to work this month and the daunting set of challenges it faces. A summary of the webcast follows: The federal debt limit needs to be increased in order for...

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Virtual Operating Room Highlights Developing Surgical Technologies

“Surgery of the Future” is a virtual operating room that showcases government-funded technologies being developed to make surgery safer, more effective, and less invasive. Tremendous strides have been made in surgical outcomes during the past 50 years, thanks in large part to the development of a wide range of biomedical technologies. For example, advances in...

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Crowdfunding for Medical Bills Not a Cure-all

Crowdfunding campaigns to pay for medical costs have become a booming industry in recent years, with sites like GoFundMe raising billions of dollars for Americans struggling to pay medical bills. But most of those campaigns do not reach their financial goals, according to new research from the University of Washington (UW). A study published in...

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Final Clinical Trials for Artificial Pancreas Set to Begin

Participants are now being enrolled in clinical trials for the final tests on an artificial pancreas developed by the University of Virginia (UVA) to automatically monitor and regulate blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes. Participants in the trials will live at home and follow their regular routines to examine how well the...

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Electronic Body Hair May Provide Tactile Sensation to Prostheses

The multifunctional tactile sensor is inspired by human hairy skin structure. Photograph courtesy of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Electronic-skin prototypes are stretchy, thin films that can sense temperature and pressure, and monitor blood oxygen or alcohol levels. But fine hair, which covers 95 percent of the human body and helps us feel the slightest...

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Össur Announces 2nd #MyWinningMoment Contest Winner

Össur, Reykjavik, Iceland, announced that ten-year-old Joel “Diego” Mercado is the winner of its second #MyWinningMoment online contest that celebrates the mobility of people who have lower-limb loss. In his video, Mercado is shown working out with U.S. Marine Sergeant Jose Luis Sanchez. Mercado was born with a congenital condition that resulted in the absence...

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Know the Warning Signs of PAD

Donna Parks had a sensation of heaviness in her legs for a couple of years-then sharp, stabbing pains began. A vascular surgeon determined that she had peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a stealthy but potentially deadly illness that can cause those symptoms-or none at all-in its earlier stages. PAD affects many arteries in the body. Most...

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NAAOP Webcast: Bundling Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) released a webcast during which NAAOP General Counsel Peter Thomas, JD, discusses the concept of bundling. A summary follows: Bundling is sweeping across the Medicare program and will eventually have significant implications on O&P. The secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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App Helps Distract Kids During Painful Medical Procedures

The Distraction in Action app offers parents tips about how to help their child through a medical procedure. Image by Tim Schoon. Sometimes painful medical procedures are necessary for children, but that doesn’t make them any less traumatizing for the patients or their parents. Researchers at University of Iowa (UI) Children’s Hospital and the UI...

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Össur Announces #MyWinningMoment Contest Winner

Össur, Reykjavik, Iceland, announced that the winner of its #MyWinningMoment online photo and video contest celebrating the mobility of people with lower-limb amputations is Federica Maspero. Maspero, from Como, Italy, is an oncologist and runner. She has bilateral transfemoral amputations and finger amputations due to meningitis. Maspero’s photo was chosen by an external jury of...

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Amputee Explains Why and How People With Disabilities Often Exceed Expectations

Image courtesy of Laurent Qy Photography. In a recent TEDx Talk in Paris, Jothy Rosenberg, a two-time cancer survivor, amputee, and founder of the Who Says I Can’t Foundation, explains his theory about why and how a disproportionate percentage of people with physical disabilities go beyond their supposed limitations and thrive in life. Using his...

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Össur Launches Contest for Adults With Lower-limb Loss

Össur, Reykjavik, Iceland, has launched an online contest that encourages adults with lower-limb loss to share their stories via photo or video. The #MyWinningMoment contest is open through May 31; the winner will be announced in June. “We launched this inspiring campaign to celebrate peoples’ everyday victories, whether that means running a marathon or catching...

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NAAOP Releases Webcast: Spring Brings Fever Pitch to O&P Policy Developments

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released a new video webcast in which General Counsel Peter Thomas, JD, discusses three recent O&P policy developments, as follows: Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA) Section 427: BIPA includes Section 427,...

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New Material Helps Accelerate Skin Regeneration in Major Wounds

Image courtesy of T. Segura et al, UCLA. Some skin wounds, such as diabetic ulcers, are chronic and may never heal; others, such as burn wounds, are often large and difficult to treat, resulting in pain, infection, and scarring. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), funded by the National Institutes of Health...

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AOPA Announces Winners of the Mobility Saves Testimonial Contest

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced the winners of its Mobility Saves testimonial contest. Jeff Lewis of Mesa, Arizona, who has quadrilateral amputations, won the $500 grand prize for his video describing his active life that includes bowling, dancing, and golfing. “Certainly I have some restrictions, but I am not going to let...

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Turn Disability Into Something Unique, Says Actor R.J. Mitte

Breaking Bad actor R.J. Mitte urges people to have a positive perspective on disability. In a video message for the International Labour Organization to mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities (December 3), Mitte says disability can be an opportunity to learn and grow. To watch the brief video, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzSPV16tEC0.

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NAAOP Webcast: Draft Prosthetic LCD Will Not Be Finalized!

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) has released a new video webcast, “NAAOP Webcast: Draft Prosthetic LCD Will Not Be Finalized! More Work Required to Arrive at Appropriate Medicare Coverage Policy,” in which NAAOP General Counsel Peter Thomas, JD, stated the following: After spending weeks waiting for the White House...

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New Upper-Limb Prosthesis Users Learn Best From Similar Users

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) measured arm movements and analyzed brain patterns to determine how new upper-limb prosthesis users best learn to use their prostheses and found that they learned better from someone who also used an upper-limb prosthesis. The authors says that it is the first study to use a...

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New Technology Allows Real-Time Prosthetic Tuning

New software that can be incorporated into powered, lower-lower limb prosthetic devices to automatically tune the amount of power a prosthetic limb needs in order for a patient to walk comfortably has been developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). The...

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Polymer Nanotube Network Could Improve Prosthetic Interfaces

A nerve-like assemblage created by protein nanomotors acting on polymer filaments at Sandia National Laboratories. Image courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, have created linkages of polymer nanotubes that resemble the structure of a nerve that, in a future application, could lead to gentler prosthetic interfaces. The researchers...

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NAAOP Press Statement on August 26 Meetings in Maryland and Washington

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) issued the following press statement about the public comment meeting on the draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lower Limb Prostheses and a subsequent meeting at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): NAAOP had a strong presence at yesterday’s public comment...

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NAAOP Releases Slides From Webinar LCD Update

The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) hosted a webinar on Friday, August 21, to provide an update on the draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lower Limb Prostheses. The webinar and accompanying slides from the presentation can be viewed on the NAAOP website. Also posted on the NAAOP website is...

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Technique Helps Patients Overcome Negative Thinking

Some depressed patients may be hoping for answers from their therapists, but a new study suggests questions may be the key. Researchers examined how cognitive therapy for depression achieves its positive effects. Their study is the first to show that depressed patients see substantial improvements in their depressive symptoms when their therapists use a technique...

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Adaptive Wakesurf Clinic for Amputees Held in April

World wakesurf champion Drew Danielo, BoardCo.com, and Texas Ski Ranch (TSR) teamed up on Saturday, April 18, to host Central Texas’ first adaptive surf clinic. Adaptive athletes, ages 5 to 45, visited TSR, located in New Braunfels, for a day on the lake and a chance to learn to ride. David Patterson, an orthotics and...

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Key to Reducing Pain in Surgery May Already Be in Your Hand

Imagine a hand-held electronic device-accessible, portable, and nearly universal-that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients and allow doctors the freedom to use less potentially risky and powerful medications to complement anesthesia. Now reach in your pocket, because chances are you already own one. According to new research from a team led by Cornell University...

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Some Diabetes Medications May Increase Risk for Heart Failure, Study Finds

A comprehensive study examining clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients has found that some glucose- or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. “Patients randomized to new or more-intensive blood sugar-lowering drugs or strategies to manage diabetes showed an overall...

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Expert Says Telemedicine Could Benefit More Patients

If you haven’t already experienced telemedicine, you may soon have the option. Technology is helping people connect with their physicians in new ways and from a distance, and interest is growing in updating state and federal policies to help make telemedicine available to more patients. Mayo Clinic responded to a request from the House Energy...

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Raw Beauty Project Transforms Stereotypes of Women with Disabilities

Donna R. Walton. Photograph by Paul Morse for Raw Beauty NYC. The Raw Beauty Project NYC celebrates the stories and photographs of 20 women living with physical disabilities and shows that true beauty is not defined by a single look. A collaboration between mobileWOMEN.org and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Raw Beauty Project...

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American Diabetes Association Schedules Activities for American Diabetes Month

The amputation rate for people with diabetes is nearly ten times higher than for people without diabetes, so effective management or prevention of diabetes might help prevent future higher level or additional amputations for amputees. During American Diabetes Month® this November, the American Diabetes Association (the Association) is continuing its efforts to Stop Diabetes® by...

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Nine-Year-Old Amputee Inspires Kids to “Make It Happen”

Despite having a leg amputation and only having two fingers on his left hand, 9-year-old Ezra Frech strives every day to “make it happen.” He set seven national track and field records this year and was recently nominated as Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year. Kids in the House recently sat down with Ezra...

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Long-Term Stable Natural Touch Perception Restored in Hand Amputees

Researchers with the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (Cleveland VA), Ohio, and at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, have found a way to provide sensory feedback for a prosthetic hand via a direct interface to the residual peripheral nerve. The results of their most recent study show...

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Ottobock Announces August Winner of Its C-Leg Photo Contest

Ottobock announced Hilbert Potter of Louisville, Kentucky, as the August winner of the company’s C-Leg 15-Year Anniversary Photo Contest. Potter is a military veteran who lost his leg in Iraq in 1991 while serving in the U.S. Army, but he is proud to say he never let that stop him from leading an active life....

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Ottobock Announces Most Recent Winners of Its C-Leg Photo Contest

Berling The most recent winners of Ottobock’s C-Leg 15-Year Anniversary Photo Contest have been named. The June winner is David Berling of Avondale, Arizona. Berling was an active-duty Air Force captain when he lost both of his legs above the knee in a private-plane crash in 2007. His winning photo shows him standing in front...

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C-Leg 15-Year Anniversary Photo Contest Offers Amputees the Chance to Win Prizes

Posted July 3, 2014 Photograph courtesy of Kevin Flatt and Ottobock. Ottobock, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has established the C-Leg 15-Year Anniversary Photo Contest as part of its celebration to mark the arrival of the C-Leg in the United States in 1999. The contest asks users of C-Legs or another prosthetic product to submit photos or videos...

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