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General Resource Guide
Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotic devices and prosthetic limbs and (O&P) have been around long before "assistive technology" became a household term. Possibly the most stigmatized life-enhancing tools, O&Ps have made all the difference between doing and not doing. Technically speaking, O&P devices have developed from slightly more than cosmetic, to hydraulic, computerized, state-of-the-art masterpieces.

Today persons with amputations or limb abnormalities can enjoy a steady gait, driving (with or without steering wheel grips or pedal-extenders), skiing and water sports, dancing, gardening, hiking, lifting their children, and leading full, productive lives.

Following are resources we hope you find particularly useful:
Resources:
Amputee Coalition of America (ACA)
http://www.amputee-coalition.org
Through advocacy, support, and education; ACA provides, quality care, appropriate devices, reimbursement, and the services required to lead empowered lives.

Foot Health Foundation of America (FHFA)
http://www.foothealthfdn.com
The FHFA is a registered non-profit organization established to increase nationwide awareness and understanding of foot and ankle health, including information about orthotic use, diabetic foot problems, and general podiatric health.

Hosmer Dorrance Co. (part of The Fillauer Companies)
http://www.hosmer.com/aboutus
Founded in 1912, E.D.W. Dorrance manufactured the first split hook design because he was dissatisfied with the terminal devices available. Hosmer Dorrance Co. offers a full line of upper and lower body extremity devices and services.

O&P Global Resource for Prosthetics and Orthotics
http://www.oandp.com
Information, products and services, news and articles, a place to ask questions, comprehensive resources for consumers and professionals in the O&P field

Otto Bock Orthopedic Health Care
www.ottobockus.com
Otto Bock Orthopedic Health Care, a leading international prosthetic/orthotic manufacturer, is the developer of the C-Leg® System, the world's first completely computer-controlled artificial leg for amputees. To provide amputees with the closest thing to natural movement of the artificial leg, the high tech prosthesis utilizes the same advanced technology the military uses to improve stability and performance of its aircraft.

Rampro
http://rampro1.com
Activankle™ and Swimankle™ prosthetic ankle joints for swimming, snow skiing, jet skiing, and rowing.

TRS Prosthetics Research, Design & Manufacturing
http://www.oandp.com/products/trs
Formed in 1979, by upper limb amputee Bob Radocy, TRS is known for high performance, body-powered prosthetics, as well as an extensive line of specialized sports prosthetics.