History of Prosthetics in the National Spotlight 

Written by OPGA Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:48:23 AM
Five young women from Iowa shine as they put the history of prosthetics in the national spotlight The eighth-grade team from St. Francis De Sales School in Ossian, Iowa and Dennis Clark,... read more

New MOSI exhibit teaches the young about growing old 

Written by Mary Shedden - The Tampa Tribune Monday, April 12, 2010 10:21:54 AM
The aches and pains of middle age can be the kick in the rear some of us need to start living better. But how do you get motivated if those few extra pounds or that nagging joint pain won't show up for another 20... read more

Student from Illini Prosthetics Team Wins 30K for... 

Written by Andres Velasquez Friday, April 9, 2010 8:49:29 AM
Jonathan Naber, a student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and also a member of the Illini Prosthetics team (IPT) has won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize of $30,000 for his work on the development of a... read more

Uncovered Custom Urethane Liners: Anterior Location Mark 

Written by Otto Bock Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:47:48 PM
Effective immediately: In order to help users correctly orient their liners while donning, Otto Bock will be placing an anterior distal stamp on the outside of our uncovered, custom urethane liners. The serial number is still etched on the inside,... read more

Otto Bock Tech Tip: Pairing the (4X250) remote control with ... 

Written by Otto Bock Healthcare Wednesday, September 9, 2009 7:16:01 AM
  March 2009  View more tech tips   The Tech Bulletin is designed to quickly and easily provide useful information regarding Otto Bock products and services. In this issue, we will focus on pairing the remote control (4X250)... read more

Helix3D Hip Joint Component Selection Requirements 

Written by Otto Bock Healthcare Wednesday, September 9, 2009 6:43:08 AM
  Due to missing hip muscles resulting from hip disarticuation or hemipelvectomy amputation, patients are unable to bring the knee into extension or provide heel strike onto the ground in a targeted manner.  Therefore, knee joints... read more

Steve Valdez: A Most Unexpected Obstacle 

Written by Jennifer Robinson Saturday, September 5, 2009 12:17:45 AM
This is the true story of a man who walked into his neighborhood bank. His mission was simple… cash a check. But for Steve Valdez, this was going to be anything but simple.   Steve Valdez is the Manager of Community Relations for... read more

Prosthetic Benefit Caps: A Bad Option for Everyone 

Written by Jennifer Latham Robinson Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:39:16 AM
  Healthcare for the uninsured is a hot topic these days. Newscasters are talking about it, politicians are talking about it, your Aunt Edna is talking about it… but little attention is paid to the quality of benefits for those of us... read more

Caring for Your Urethane Liner 

Written by Otto Bock Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:43:53 AM
 Caring for Your Urethane Liner We've received numerous questions about the care and donning of Urethane liners recently. Here are a few tips to get longer life and more comfortable wear from your liner. ... read more

Shoes for Amputees 

Written by Jennifer Latham Robinson Monday, June 29, 2009 7:37:35 AM
Shoes for Amputees For amputees, shoe shopping is a challenge, no two ways about it. Poor shoe selection can lead an amputee to feel unbalanced and can even lead to serious injury. Ideally, an amputee should bring... read more
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