A recent paper suggests that a checklist system can help practitioners educate caregivers about orthotic device use in children with CP, which could improve compliance. But experts differ as to whether such checklists make sense in the complex world of O&P devices.
By Larry Hand
Some of us remember the days when there was virtually no need for marketing healthcare practices. All that was required was hard work, well-developed skills, and a shingle out front. Word of mouth was the primary method for growing practices, and any overt messaging was considered unethical. In fact, there were regulations specifically preventing physicians from advertising themselves. It was a simpler time with far less competition for patients and ...
At the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, rehabilitation following operative repair of Achilles tendon ruptures is based on three key evidence-based criteria for return to activity and selective use of an anti-gravity treadmill to accelerate that return.
By Amol Saxena, DPM, FACFAS
Outcomes of revascularization in patients with lower extremity critical limb ischemia should be defined according to patient goals and functional criteria rather than more traditional, physician-oriented variables such as limb salvage and graft patency.
By Ginger L. Manos, MD, John W. York, MD, FACS, and Brent L. Johnson, MS
In the surgical management of ankle fractures, post-traumatic arthritis is the outcome that practitioners and patients would most like to avoid. But given the sensitivity of joint cartilage to even the slightest malalignment or pressure shift, that can be easier said than done.
By Cary Groner
Amputees lack the lower extremity muscles responsible for maintaining kinematic stability under increasing load carriage conditions, and would benefit from a more versatile prosthetic foot design that could adapt dynamically to changing loads.
By Kurt Collier, CP
In sports, the concept of “affordance perception” can mean sensing an opponent’s next move, which has implications not just for performance but also for reducing injury risk. An understanding of affordance perception also can improve the effectiveness of training.
By Julie A. Weast-Knapp, MA, and Kevin Shockley, PhD
In the Moment: O&P
By Emily Delzell
In the Moment: Sports medicine
By Jordana Bieze Foster
In the Moment: Gait
By Emily Delzell