John Michael's Corner Welcome to the intersection of orthotics and prosthetics in cyberspace!
This Corner highlights several articles from a recent issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development that are particularly relevant to clinical prosthetic, and by implication, orthotic practice. The caliber of articles in the JRRD has been steadily improving in recent years, and it is heartening to see such a large proportion of published research that addresses important clinical questions.

Subscriptions to the JRRD are free of charge, and can be obtained at And, the full articles are archived online at in a word-searchable format. Kudos to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for consistently supporting this publication, and for continued funding of much of the research reported in this journal. I would encourage all clinicians to scan the JRRD on a regular basis, and to read carefully those articles that are most relevant to their patient populations.

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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Thank you.

--John Michael, CPO