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Nice Blog! Good information for amputees…Thank you Advanced Prosthetics Center

I love when information is given freely. Mark at Advanced Prosthetics Center in Nebraska has a blog that addresses many of the challenges that amputees face. The neat thing about APC is they have a Physical Therapist on staff that is a part of the rehab team. Having both a prosthetist and a therapist viewpoint under one roof allows them to give a unique insight into the rehabilitation process. If you are anywhere close to Nebraska or South Dakota, I highly recommend seeing them for your prosthetic needs.

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Nice Job! Sled Guard by Advanced Orthopedic Designs

If you want to see true technical artistry, take a look at these pictures. This is a sled guard made for ice hockey. Nice job guys!

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Nice Job! A below the knee prosthesis shaped like a football (laces and all)

Frank Hodges at Sunstone Lab is one of the most creative technicians I have ever met.  He used the laces from a football and some artistry to create the seams.  Check out the picture of the socket. Note: It is not my socket or something I modified, nevertheless a cool piece of art!

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Great Resource for Amputees: Amputeenews.com and @amputeenews on twitter

If you have not found it already.  I highly suggest going to amputeenews.com or follow them on twitter @amputeenews .  They provide a great deal of current information and inspirational stories on a well laid out website.  They also are releasing their first magazine “Amp it up” in December.

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Team LIFEnabled runs for Autism

Nice job! Team LIFEnabled consisting of Dana Mazer, Jeff Miller, Kristen Reites, Rob Christner, Meredith Wright, Caitlyn Espy, Shane Keller, and Brent Wright all ran for an Autism fundraiser. Thanks for coming out and supporting a great cause!

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Coyote Design quick to recall TABS for Summit Lock

This is one of the reasons why I like dealing with a company like Coyote Design. They are proactive and want to ensure that their customers are happy and patients are safe. If in doubt of the TAB you have please call them and they will replace it for free. They provided me with the TABS so I could create a video to create awareness of the recall.

Here is the letter from the owner, Matt Perkins about the recall information.

We strongly recommend an immediate evaluation of the TAB (CD101T) of the Summit Lock for locks installed since August 1st, 2011. To check for the bad part, simply bend the tab backwards so the teeth are exposed. With very little pressure the tab will snap. Visit http://www.coyotedesign.com to view a video of this procedure.

If you are at all uncertain about the quality or condition of the part in your possession please request a replacement part from Coyote Design (800) 819-5980 and one will be sent to you immediately at no cost.

The Tab (CD101T) can be found in the following product numbers.
CD101, CD102, CD101XT, CD101XTM, CD101M, CD102M

It has come to our attention that the wrong material was used to inject a small portion of our last batch of CD101T, Summit Lock Tabs. The wrong material causes the tab to be extremely brittle and can break easily. In most cases the tab is so brittle it will break during the donning of the liner, however, it is possible it could happen while the patient is wearing the prosthesis which could result in the prosthesis falling off.

Our current estimate is that less than 100 of the bad parts were mixed with the good parts. Only a portion of the one hundred estimated shipped, most of those shipped did so in the month of September 2011. We are still working to narrow down the specific quantity of the bad parts that were shipped, and when.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we are hopeful that our proactive approach to the matter will help reduce further escalation of the issue.

Matt Perkins
Director of Marketing
Coyote Design

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Nice Job! ….SureStep

I have previously reviewed SureStep SMO’a as a product but they are much more than that.  They have great customer service, care about patients, and I can tell they are proud of their products.  If you see pediatric patients and have not used SureStep, I would urge you to give them a try.

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