When Prosthetics Says "No"

Oliver, Greg
June 2006
PN;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p60
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The article presents information on an appeal made by the author when he had asked for a new wheelchair to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prosthetics unit, U.S., to check on the status of the chair he wanted. He was told that it was not a stock item and was denied from it. While most prosthetic orders are completed in a timely, orderly fashion, sometimes a problem pops up. All VA medical facilities that issue prosthetic equipment and appliances should have an established Major Medical and Special Equipment Committee, made up of experienced medical, therapy, engineering, and prosthetic service specialists.


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