John Michael's Corner Welcome to the intersection of orthotics and prosthetics in cyberspace!
This Corner continues an ongoing series of articles looking at the evidence available regarding the Ertl amputation, reporting this month on follow-up data gathered by the current Drs. Ertl who are practicing in the USA. The next report from a transcontinental tour across the USA to see how prosthetists are currently managing patients with hip disarticulation or transpelvic amputations follows. This month concludes with part one of a report from the outstanding Nordic Prosthetic-Orthotic Congress in Rejkyavik, Iceland. Next month will include more details from the Nordic Congress as well as highlights of the AOPA Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada.

All chapters from the Spanish language textbooks on Lower Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics have been posted, and remain available for downloading, along with the classic text from UCLA on Upper Limb Prostheses.

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.

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--John Michael, CPO