Through the combination of training and understanding the body’s function, prosthetists and physical therapists aim to normalize amputee gait patterns.
Massachusetts and California Pass Prosthetic Parity Legislation AOPA Elects Officers and Directors Massachusetts and California Pass Prosthetic Parity Legislation Massachusetts became the fifth state to ensure comprehensive coverage for prosthetic care under the law. After years of hard work by…
An overview of where states are with their prosthetic parity bills.
Despite its availability to O&P practitioners for about 20 years, CAD/CAM in many ways is still an emerging technology that continues to evolve.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) crafted a narrow definition of the off-the-shelf orthoses that could be subject to a competitive bidding program, according to an American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) press release. Under this new definition,…
Experts discuss the etiology, pathophysiology and treatments for brachial plexus injury in newborns and young children, an injury most commonly incurred during birth.
Amniotic band syndrome is a rare occurrence in fetal development, leading to structural malformations and intrauterine amputation.
Prosthetists and female amputees share the special prosthetic considerations involved in carrying a baby to term, as well as the challenges encountered after birth.