John Michael's Corner Welcome to the intersection of orthotics and prosthetics in cyberspace!
This first Corner of the New Year features some commentary on Observational versus Instrumented Gait Analysis, on the Energy Efficiency Index for walking, and notes three low cost approaches to gathering objective data about your patient's gait. It includes the synopsis of a case where a policyholder successfully sued her insurer for denying disability benefits. A brief look at Hanger and Chrysler stock prices at year's end wraps up the articles.

All chapters from the Spanish language textbooks on Lower Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics have been posted, and remain available for downloading.

Best wishes to all our readers for a healthy and Happy New Year.

Thanks to the generosity of Sr. Alberto Castillo from Mexico City, the articles in this Corner will now be available in Spanish too. A brief biography is posted, listing just a few of Sr. Castillo's many accomplishments. Additional chapters from the texts on lower limb prosthetics and orthotics that have been translated into Spanish are also available for downloading.

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CPO Services Digital Reference Library

This month's Corner includes the next installment of uploads of chapters from the entire Spanish language texts on Lower Limb Orthoses and Lower Limb Prostheses, for downloading or printing. CPO Services is very pleased to be able to post electronic versions of texts used in the former WHO school in the Dominican Republic, with the kind permission of Sidney Fishman, PhD.

I hope you have enjoyed some of the information posted in this monthly Corner. Please leave your comments and suggestions for improvements or topics in the Guest Book .

Thank you.

--John Michael, CPO