ICD-10 Code V97.33XA may lead some clinicians to ask themselves, "Was this level of specificity necessary?"
While code V97.33—Sucked into a jet engine—is unlikely to be used by most therapists, a code such as V00.01—Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with roller-skater—could certainly result in an injury that requires a therapist with a discreet sense of humor and good command of ICD-10.
Turny Low Vehicle
Sweden-based manufacturer Autoadapt’s latest swivel seat, the Turny Low Vehicle, is designed to help give users more car choices—not just one based on their physical needs.
FirstLight HomeCare announces it has hired Larry France as director of franchise development.
New York Gov Andrew Cuomo (D) recently signed legislation requiring licensure for occupational therapy assistants, making New York the 50th state to do so.
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized Valencia, Calif-based Bioness Inc with the 2015 North American Award for Market Leadership.
Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, with a Peruvian child celebrating the receipt of a wheelchair. (Photo courtesy of NRRTS Directions)
Eleanore’s Project celebrates what a difference a wheelchair can make in a person’s life, and counts down the days until December 1, known as #GivingTuesday.
A wheelchair user is one-third more likely to die in a car-versus-pedestrian accident than a non-wheelchair user, a recent study suggests.
As part of Family Caregivers Month, power wheelchair manufacturer Hoveround, Sarasota, Fla, announces a weekly giveaway for caregivers.
Push to Walk client Mike L, doing push-ups for last year's #GivingTuesday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Push to Walk)
Push to Walk’s “Push-Ups for Push to Walk” campaign is continuing through December 1, known as Giving Tuesday.
The Atlas Knee System knee joint unloader from Moximed Inc, Hayward Calif, has earned the CE Mark in conjunction with what is reported as the first commercial uses of the product in Europe.
Dave Odenbach, clinic director and occupational therapist, MedStar NRH Outpatient Center in Washington, DC, and patient Donna Stewart, of Upper Marlboro, Md, practice transfers in and out of the vehicle in an effort to help her regain her independence. (Photo courtesy of Business Wire)
GEICO announces it has recently donated a 2015 Volkswagen Passat to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH), to be used as a therapy vehicle.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing a robotic leg prosthesis that they hope could recover a user’s balance after a trip or stumble.
A team approach involving specialists from multiple medical disciplines for treating injuries resulting from falls among seniors may help reduce the rate of hospital readmissions, according to a new study.
Amputee Coalition and Organogenesis Inc are hosting a webinar on November 23, to discuss preventing limb loss in veterans battling diabetes.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announces it has finalized the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model for Medicare beneficiaries receiving hip and knee replacements.
Katherine Lau, right, works with UNLV student Zack Cook to fit Hailey Dawson with a 3D-printed prosthetic hand. Joining them is Hailey's mother, Yong Dawson.
(Photo courtesy of Aaron Mayes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
A biomedical engineering student at Rutgers University, as her summer research project, helped build a prosthetic hand for a child.
Naked Prosthetics, based in Tumwater, Wash, introduces the MCPDriver, a finger prosthesis designed for amputations distal to the MCP joint, or first knuckle.
Researchers suggest that using photo-excited porphyrins could suppress beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. This could suggest new ways to help treat neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Freedom Designs Inc, Simi Valley, Calif, introduces the P.R.O. CG (precise rotational orientation) tilt-in-space wheelchair.
Loma Linda University researchers are studying how proton therapy can be used to help relieve chronic pain afflicting US military service members and veterans.