News & Announcements

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mike Roman is The Keynote Speaker at Amputee Coalition of America National Conference in Irvine, California.

“Dreams come true if you have the courage to dream them,” is race car driver and world land speed record-holder Mike Roman’s motto. As an amputee, Roman is dedicated to spreading his message of hope, and he will do just that at the Amputee Coalition of America’s national conference on August 28.

Sponsored by Boston Scientific, Roman will recount his story to over 900 attendees that will include amputees, their families, support groups and exhibitors at the conference’s gala dinner.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) has announced Cady Tescher, 18, of Glendora, California, as the recipient of the $1,000 Christina Skoski, M.D., Scholarship. Cady will be honored at the Gala Dinner of the ACA 2010 National Conference in Irvine, California, on Saturday, August 28.

Based on her conviction that limb loss should not be a barrier to academic or professional success, Dr. Skoski established the scholarship through a generous $25,000 scholarship fund last year.

Monday, July 26, 2010

On July 26, 1990, President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, increasing full participation in community life. However, the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if public entities remain committed in their efforts to fully implement the ADA.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory would like to invite you to test drive the latest advanced prosthetic components and evaluate them for yourself.  We will be hosting a special clinic at our Santa Rosa office on August 17th, during which time you can try out the latest advancements in prosthetic technology. Our expert staff will be on hand to provide prosthetic consultations and product information.  Space is limited – call for an appointment today.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The National Amputee Golf Association announced this year that it was opening its national championships to men and women with disabilities other than a major joint amputation. Blind golfers and golfers with various physical challenges or mobility limitations can now compete as associate members of the amputee association.

The national championship and senior championship are Sept. 7-10 in Nashville.

“An able-bodied golfer can enter, too,” said Bob Wilson, the executive director of the N.A.G.A.

You had better bring a good short game.

Wilson, who developed the First Swing program in 1988, said the association conducted about 30 clinics yearly.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Company recognised as the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe

LIVINGSTON, UK – July 13, 2010 – Touch Bionics, developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies and clinical solutions, today announced that it has won the award for the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe in the 2010 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honouring great performances in business.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Trends in the rate of diabetes-related nontraumatic lower extremity amputation rates have sharply declined since 2000 among people aged 75 years and older, women and whites.

Although follow-up data provided by researchers at the CDC reveal an increase in the total number of nontraumatic lower extremity amputation hospitalizations — 54,738 in 1998 to 65,714 in 2006 — the age-adjusted discharge rate showed a slight decline from 1998 (7.3 per 1,000) to 1997 (7 per 1,000) and decreased by 7.8% per year until 2006 (3.5 per 1,000; P<.01).

There was a similar pattern for people aged 74 years and younger, with declining rates in the mid-90s by about 7% per year (P<.01).

Monday, May 3, 2010

healing Haiti

Help for some of the thousands of Haitian earthquake victims whose limbs were amputated soon will be on the way from a Santa Rosa company that manufactures artificial arms and legs.

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