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Oct. 15, 2009
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    Thuasne North America
  Fillauer Companies
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In this issue...
  • Early Bird Deadline for Las Vegas Coding and Billing Seminar Approaches
  • California Expands Funding for Prosthetics Education
  • Jordan Thomas Nominated for CNN’s Hero of the Year
  • Revised Dates Announced for AAOP Annual Meeting
  • Hanger Expands East and West

  • Cybertech Medical

    Early Bird Deadline for Las Vegas Coding and Billing Seminar Approaches
    from AOPA in Advance
    Don't gamble the future of your O&P business on improper coding and billing practices. The early bird registration deadline for the final "Mastering Medicare: Advanced Coding & Billing Techniques" seminar of 2009 is Oct. 17. Those registering by Oct. 17 save $25 per registration; members register for just $525. (Non-member early bird rate is $725.) Save when more than one person from an office attends - the second person and any additional people get a $50 discount. more


    California Expands Funding for Prosthetics Education
    from KPCC
    While most of the campus endures budget cuts, at California State University, Dominguez Hills one academic program began the school year in a much larger facility thanks to a partnership with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez says it's the state's only academic training program for people who fit artificial limbs and braces. more

    Allard USA Inc

    Jordan Thomas Nominated for CNN's Hero of the Year
    from AOPA in Advance
    Jordan Thomas, a bilateral amputee from Tennessee who founded the Jordan Thomas Foundation and visited with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. alongside the Amputee Coalition of America and AOPA, has been declared a "CNN Hero" by the network. He is now in the running for CNN Hero of the Year. Click here to vote for Jordan. more

    Revised Dates Announced for AAOP Annual Meeting
    from AOPA in Advance
    As an alert to all AOPA members, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists has issued a new date for its 2010 Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. The new dates for the 2010 meeting in Chicago are Feb. 24-27, exactly one month prior to the original date. Click here for more information.

    College Park's Onyx® - Foot Balanced Energy, Ideal Comfort™.
    Integrating a dynamic pylon, the multi-axial Onyx Foot allows active users to demand more. Highly customizable, the Onyx includes adjustable Stride Control for fine-tuning gait. The sleek Onyx delivers balanced energy with ideal comfort and enhanced terrain compliance. Three year warranty. Visit or call 800.728.7950 for more information.

    Hanger Expands East and West
    from Washington Business Journal
    Hanger, based in Bethesda, Md., announced it had acquired Creative Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc., Custom Orthopedics of Wyoming and certain orthotic and prosthetic assets from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The three purchases expanded Hanger's presence in three of its existing markets: New York, Wyoming and Pennsylvania. more

    Product Showcases

       Supplier Showcase: Thuasne North America

    Thuasne North America is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Thämert Germany. As a full distributor of Thuasne orthopedic, mastectomy, and sport products to Canada, United States, and Central America; we are excited to expand of our product offering with the addition of Thämert and Silima brands. For more information: or

       Product Showcase: OAK Orthotic Knee Joint

    Feel the free-glide difference with the new OAK Orthotic Knee Joint from Fillauer! The OAK (Osteo-Arthritis Knee) polycentric orthotic knee joint has been engineered to provide motion that better approximates normal physiologic knee movement for use in a custom Osteoarthritic Knee Orthosis. Available in either Comfil® Thermo Formable Composite or Thermoplastic cuffs. More info

       Product Spotlight:
       Promenade Foot for Low Impact Amputees

    The new Promenade™ from Freedom Innovations is designed specifically for low impact amputees. A dynamic heel and easily deflected toe provide near effortless roll-over, helping to reduce gait deviations and preserve energy. The full length sole plate provides a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Users achieve more symmetrical and efficient stride lengths allowing them to increase their activity and feel better. More info

    Euro International Inc.

    JMMR Simplicity Systems

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