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After Losing His Leg, LAPD Officer Returns to Work With Prosthetic

July 18th 2018

The Los Angeles Police Department welcomed back rookie officer Nick Wiltz at the Wilshire division. He took part in roll call, a routine way for any officer to start their shift. But for Wiltz, hearing his name called was anything but routine. "Feels good to have the culminating climax of…

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Women’s Stroke Risk is Greater Than They May Realize

July 10th 2018

People are familiar with the “go red” dresses, scarves and sweaters women wear to promote heart health and cardiovascular awareness.

Stroke is part of that cardiovascular campaign, but it’s sometimes overlooked in the push to make women recognize their risk of heart attacks.

Physicians and advocacy groups increasingly share these…

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New Office in St. Joseph, MI

June 30th 2018

NEW OFFICE

Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics has officially opened their 23 office in St. Joseph, MI!  

Adriana Medina, CPO will be the clinical provider serving the community at this Teter location. Adriana comes to Teter with a tremendous amount of experience in both pediatric orthotics and prosthetics. She also has…

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Evidence-Based Post-Operative Care

June 19th 2018

Evidenced-based medicine (EBM) is becoming an essential component of O&P practice. In simplest terms, EBM is discontinuing practices that medical evidence demonstrates do not improve clinical outcomes, and conversely, consistently incorporating into practice interventions that are proven to enhance patient outcomes. 

EBM was introduced in the 1990s and defined as…

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The Lilly Biagini Story: Attitude Determines Altitude

June 7th 2018

While many six year olds are still deciding which letter comes next in the alphabet, Lilly Biagini was focused on something much more momentous: she made the decision to have bilateral transfemoral amputations.

Lilly, now a precocious, animated ten-year-old, was born with arthro-gryposis multiplex congenita, hip dislocation, scoliosis, kyphosis, and…

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Amputees are tuning into apps for fitness and finesse

May 16th 2018

Apps are changing the way that amputees do everything from staying fit to operating their prosthetic limbs. Fitness for Amputees is just one in a budding group of mobile apps that have sprung up to help speed the recovery process for people who've lost a limb. There's ample demand for such…

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BMI higher in type 2 diabetes patients who eat breakfast late

May 2nd 2018

Type 2 diabetics who prefer to stay up later at night and delay breakfast have a higher body mass, according to a study.

Researchers studied whether morning or evening preference among people with type 2 diabetes was associated with an increased risk for higher BMI and what factors contributed to…

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NMU Students aim to propel paralympian with prosthetic

April 24th 2018

Students at Northern Michigan University were given a chance to help a Paralympic athlete become more of a threat to her competition.  Prosthetist Lynn Vanwelsenaers from Teter Orthotics and Prosthetics Marquette office helped guide the students with what adaptive equipment they could attach to the prosthetic fitted for Kelly’s limb, that…

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The Future of Preventing Diabetic Amputations

April 17th 2018

A biomedical engineer has created the Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System. They’re smart socks made of Neurofabric™—a smart textile that can be manufactured on standard industrial equipment—and used to help people with diabetes avoid amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers.

The Siren team with expertise in the biomedical, garment,…

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April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

April 5th 2018

During the month of April, every Wednesday wear orange and show your support. The purpose of Limb Loss Awareness Month is to educate, celebrate and share the realities of living with limb difference and limb loss. According to the Amputee Coalition, there are more than 500 amputations every single day in this country. With…

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