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About prostheticdesign

John is a graduate of Furman University, he completed his prosthetics and orthotics requirements at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. He is an ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist and a past Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetists. His wife Susan is thrilled to be back in the Carolinas and she home schools their three children, Samuel, Katherine and Thomas.

Where Pareto Principle came from

Pareto Principle (80/20) As much as I use it and understand it I did not know the history of  it birth.  James Clear explaining how small differences (1%) accumulate into some of these 80/20 results is great.   James Clear … Continue reading

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In Struggle Beauty

In struggle, beauty I find the most beautiful things are imperfect and defined by struggle. My favorite tree in my backyard is a dogwood that, by all indications, has had a challenging life. It is scarred. Pushed over by some … Continue reading

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Stories from the field

It is fantastic when I find a mature refined prosthetic part that I had no clue about! Motorcycle / Bicycle hand Take note the story behind this is worth a read and is typical of how patients needs, create successful … Continue reading

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Brent Wright LifEnabled

Autodesk article Brent Wright Fantastic to see a great thoughtful article on what Brent is doing.  3ders DigiScan And another with DigiScan highlighted.

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Culture of Care Platon

For those of you with Netflix I would encourage you to watch Platon Photographer, in the new Abstract: the art of design, documentary series. Being present, matching mirroring, pattern interrupt, honest communication, all present in a wonderful spiritual context. First … Continue reading

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NCOPE Residency Advice via Adam Savage

As Prosthetist we are makers. Adams message from the maker fair in 2013 has continued to resonate with me. I am making part of our onboarding and highly recommend it for anyone seeking an NCOPE residency. Adam Savage (Myth Busters) … Continue reading

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DigiScan

I believe we are just about on the anniversary of the introduction of DigiScan from Lifenabled. I want to celebrate. Not only is a serious scanner in every team members hands, but having this easy inexpensive tool for our trade … Continue reading

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