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The message sent to the orthopedic surgeons was clear: For younger patients who have unicompartmental arciutlar cartilage damage, the treatment choice should always be a high tibial ostotomy (HTO) instead of knee replacement. This was the position presented by Jack M. Bert, MD, at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015.
Study first author Trent M. Guess, PhD, found that even small changes in the menisci can hinder their ability to perform critical knee functions.
Once viewed as a non-vital part of anatomy, the importance of menisci in knee-joint health has been emphasized by a new study that suggests even small changes in the menisci can hinder their ability to perform critical functions.
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Trials to test the use of 3D-printed bones implanted in human bodies are expected to be completed by early summer, while "successful" animal trails reportedly were competed this week. The accomplishment calls attention to the rapid advance of fabricated tissue and underscores China's position as a manufacturer of such materials.
Triton foot-ankle prosthetic is demonstrated by Philip Nielsen. (Image from Fox 40 News report)
Two marquee names in prosthetic development, Ottobock and Hanger Inc, partnered to deliver what is described as a new microprocessor-controlled smart ankle. The device, known as the Triton smart ankle, is being marketed exclusively by Austin, Texas-based Hanger Inc.
Two of the featured speakers at the Clinicient Empower Seminar in Los Angeles, Nancy Beckley and Jerry Henderson, address attendees on the first day of the 2-day event.
In exclusive interviews with Rehab Management, event speakers share highlights from their presentations. Nancy Beckley advises how to avoid "whistleblower" troubles, Jerry Durham explains how to combat the PT professions' identity crises, and Sturdy McKee reminds therapists to find their "why." (9:08)
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A way for healthcare practice owners—such as owners of physical therapy or rehab clinics—to prevail in the face of employee turnover, high volume of patients from the ACA, and the aging Baby Boomer generation is to become skilled administrators.
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The PeriCoach System is a newly introduced device and smartphone app designed for home use to help women manage pelvic floor muscle training exercises. The system is offered by Brisbane, Australia-based Analytica Ltd, and reportedly includes a web portal that allows clinicians to remotely monitor their patients’ progress.
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A 2-day Ascend summit, sponsored by Phoenix-based WebPT, will take place in Chicago on September 18-19, 2015, and will focus on business best practices for physical and occupational therapists.
DME Repair and Training LLC, Portland, Ore, is offering a repair training and credentialing program for the durable medical equipment industry, according to a media release from DMERT Group.
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Several new products directed at the long-term rehab arena have recently become available from Port Washington, NY-based Drive Medical, according to a release from the company.
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Lance Walker, PT, CSCS, global director of performance for Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), McKinney, Tex, will present a free webinar to address potential misconceptions about training with aquatics.
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Finding the ideal custom molded seating solution for complex rehab patients requires a thorough understanding of a client's needs and preferences. This white paper authored by Cindi Petito, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS, provides an update about the technology behind current custom molded seating systems, and can help therapists work from a fully informed position when recommending the best solution for a client's circumstances. It features an easy-to-read comparison of pros and cons associated with each technology.
Billie Jean King is keynote speaker at the APTA's 2015 NEXT Conference. (Image courtesy of MYLAN World TeamTennis.)
Tennis great Billie Jean King, whose career includes 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, is the keynote speaker for the 2015 APTA NEXT Conference, scheduled June 3-6, in National Harbor, Md.
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Language barriers can add complexity to the delivery of healthcare. Currently, only 13 states reportedly reimburse for interpretation services—provided only for Medicaid patients. A new white paper investigates the risk an exploding patient population of foreign-language speakers poses to healthcare providers.
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Despite being otherwise healthy, adults age 60 years and older demonstrate high prevalence of both inflammatory and structural abnormalities in an ultrasound-based investigation of the association between inflammation and knee function.
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Providing a setting for special needs students to gain real world work experience was key in the decision to distinguish the Oak Brook, Ill-based Athletico Physical Therapy as the 2015 Keshet Employer of the Year. Keshet, based in Northbrook, Ill, provides educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, accepting his award. (Image courtesy of Hanger Inc)
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, vice president of prosthetics at Hanger Clinic—a business unit of Hanger Inc, Austin, Tex—recently received the Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award at the 2015 National Meningitis Foundation (NMA) “Give Kids a Shot!” Gala in New York City.
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Starting September 2015, the University of St. Augustine will offer its entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program to students in Miami.
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The United Spinal Association, along with the Everyday Abilities Foundation, are offering scholarships to 10 qualified individuals with spinal cord injuries or disorders (SCI/D) living in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive gait training treatment at SCI-FIT in Pleasanton, Calif, according to a recent news release.
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The University of Virginia recently hosted a workshop about how physical therapy can help improve one’s voice, just as working out can help condition one’s body.