November 2015


We restore the bodies and spirits of our patients by listening to them, hearing their stories and creating truly customized prostheses that give them the superior comfort, peak performance and cosmetic appearance they deserve.
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Draft Prosthetic LCD Will NOT be Finalized! More Work Required to Arrive at Appropriate Medicare Coverage Policy
After spending weeks waiting for the White House to respond to the NAAOP-created "We the People" Petition calling on the President to rescind the draft Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lower Limb Prostheses, NAAOP is pleased that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) WILL NOT FINALIZE the flawed draft LCD! 

This removes the immediate threat that this unwarranted and poorly-supported policy posed to patient access to modern prosthetic care. Derailing the draft LCD was Job One for NAAOP, other organizations in the prosthetic, rehabilitation and disability communities, and thousands of individuals who united to express their concerns. The controversial draft LCD generated over 100,000 petition signatures in just 17 days this past August, obligating the White House to formally respond. Considering how rare it is for CMS to reconsider LCDs, this is an important short-term victory. But our work on this issue is far from over.

Phantom Pain: It feels real even though it's all in the brain
By Arlene Karidis November 9

Several years ago, Peggy Chenoweth began having excruciating cramping in her ankle. It felt severely sprained and as if her toe were twisting to the point where it was being ripped off her foot.

"The pain is right here," she told an orthopedic surgeon, "in my ankle and foot." But the 41-year-old Gainesville, Va., resident no longer had that ankle and foot. Her leg had been amputated below the knee after a large piece of computer equipment fell off a cart, crushed her foot and caused nerve damage. Further, she insisted that since the amputation, she could feel her missing toes move.

Chenoweth's surgeon knew exactly what was going on: phantom pain.

Lynn Webster, an anesthesiologist and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, explains the phenomenon: "With 'phantom pain,' nerves that transmitted information from the brain to the now-missing body part continue to send impulses, which relay the message of pain."

It feels as if the removed part is still there and hurting, but pain is actually in the brain. The sensation ranges from annoying itching to red-hot burning.


"Birds Eye View' of Jonas Seeberg, BS, CPO presenting Prosthetic Overview 2.0
Prosthetics for Therapists™

The purpose of our Prosthetics for Therapists™ continuing education course series is to provide continuing education credits for therapists in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia by presenting courses on various aspects of upper and lower extremity prosthetics. Cost Effective. There is no cost. You can't get more cost effective than that!


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American Diabetes Month
November 2015

Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:
  • Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®!

Head to Toe

We create and design unique orthotics that are custom made to each individual, specializing in custom knee-orthoses, custom ankle-foot orthoses, and even the latest AFO design of the future.

We offer the most complete range of custom prostheses available. Our advanced prostheses include computerized prosthetic knee systems and myoelectrical arms.

Silicone Restorations
We specialize in the design and creation of one-of-a-kind alloplastic limb and digital restorations.  Regardless of your level of amputation, there is a solution to be found.
Custom Silicone Skins
We have developed an affordable fabrication process that now offers "Real Life" appearance when high-definition BK silicone skin coverings are financially out of reach.

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3435-D Box Hill
Corporate Center Dr.
Abingdon, MD 21009

410.569.0606 phone


110 West Rd.
Suite 105
Towson, MD 21204

410.296.5462 phone


932 Washington Ave.
(Route 213)
Chestertown, MD 21620

410.810.1370 phone


Springside Plaza
300 Biddle Ave,Ste 212 

Newark, DE 19702


302.392.1947 phone

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