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Day: February 15, 2014
Highlights of the ACA Rollout
By the end of January, more than 3 million Americans had enrolled in a health insurance plan through federal- and state-based exchanges.
‘Hawaii’s Quiet Voice of Conscience’ Was an Amputee US Senator
Sen. Daniel Ken Inouye was the second-longest serving senator in history.
Revascularization For Limb Preservation Provides More Health Benefits, Lower Costs
Even among patients with poor baseline functional status, advanced age or severe systemic comorbidities, revascularization for attempts at limb preservation provides more health benefits and has lower long-term costs compared with wound care alone or primary amputation, according to study…
Amputee Tackles the French Alps in Megavalanche Race
Extremity Games gold medal winner Stephan Büchler paused his race to help another rider.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Remains Important Strategy for Wound Healing
Care of the lower extremity is important for individuals with diabetes to avoid amputation. Over the years, advanced wound care modalities have emerged as critical tools in limb salvage, including negative pressure wound therapy, which has become an important vertical…
Valid Evidence Limited on Performance of MPKs
A recent literature review found that scientifically valid evidence on the performance of patients with microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees in everyday life is limited and future research should focus on activities and participation to increase the understanding of their functional-added value.…
University of Houston Professor Develops Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton
For more than 2 years, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, PhD, has been developing an exoskeleton that will help paralyzed patients use their thoughts to walk again.
New Innovations in Pediatric Prosthetics
With few new prosthetic options, practitioners are offering more activity-specific prostheses.
British Society of Shoe Fitters Takes Footwear Fitting Seriously
Bemoaning the easy availability of footwear on the Internet, members strive to provide a thorough, customer-friendly fitting.