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stance control KAFO
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hello,i am considering a stance control KAFO to replace a regular KAFO.  has anyone done this?  and if so, what pros/cons did you experience?thank you,thomasContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Antone Aug 22, 2016.

internet privacy for this website
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hello everyone,recently i discovered any post made on this site can be accessed simply by "googling" your name or your name/poliotoday.org or name/poliotoday.  so if anyone is concerned about their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Holleman Jan 13, 2014.

opiates
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abbreviate history.  polio at 11ths.  18 ortho surgeries. right leg 2 1/2 inches shorter than left.  significant kyphosis and scoliosis.  diagnosed PPS 20yrs ago.difficult to recall a day when i've…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hicks Aug 1, 2013.

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Mary Antone replied to thomas m blastic's discussion stance control KAFO
"hi...i found this...i hope it can help us both. …"
Aug 22, 2016
thomas m blastic replied to thomas m blastic's discussion stance control KAFO
"hi Jim, the manufacturer is Fillaver SPL.  Am experiencing a hotspot currently with brace and the orthotic person is adjusting brace.  tough to get a new brace and have it fit from the beginning. thomas"
Apr 2, 2016
James Patton replied to thomas m blastic's discussion stance control KAFO
"Hi Thomas, Out of interest what manufacture of stance control braces are you getting. Regards Jim"
Mar 16, 2016
thomas m blastic replied to thomas m blastic's discussion stance control KAFO
"Hi Jim, Appreciate your reply.  I've been wondering if anyone uses this site anymore.  I have been cast and fitted and measured for a stance control.  hope to get the finished product soon.  am always a bit hesitant to…"
Mar 15, 2016
James Patton replied to thomas m blastic's discussion stance control KAFO
"Hi there, I went from two rigid kafos to stance comtrol braces about six year ago. The first ones In had were the Ambroise UTX they are a single sided design they worked well but were very prone to failure both at the knee joint and at the…"
Mar 9, 2016
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stance control KAFO

hello,i am considering a stance control KAFO to replace a regular KAFO.  has anyone done this?  and if so, what pros/cons did you experience?thank you,thomasSee More
Oct 17, 2015
Allen Holleman replied to thomas m blastic's discussion internet privacy for this website
"Right, Dan.  And uh oh, we are all on the I'net now and most of us have been for some time. Tom, this is NOT aimed at you but intended as a gentle reminder to all of us in this post-9/11 world. I am often reminded of the words of…"
Jan 13, 2014
Dan Hicks replied to thomas m blastic's discussion internet privacy for this website
"Without the ability to Google this site and browse it without logging on others would not be able to find the valuable information here. If you are concerned about having your name "out there" you should create a new ID, using a…"
Jan 13, 2014
Allen Holleman replied to thomas m blastic's discussion internet privacy for this website
"Yep, Tom, that's pretty much accurate, what's on the 'Net hangs around.  But consider several things before you fade away into the sunset.  If anyone - or even a search bot - googles your name and finds this site, they…"
Jan 11, 2014
thomas m blastic posted a discussion

internet privacy for this website

hello everyone,recently i discovered any post made on this site can be accessed simply by "googling" your name or your name/poliotoday.org or name/poliotoday.  so if anyone is concerned about their own privacy whether it be medical info or personal, this site does not protect the info from google searches. i have e-mailed the website and have recieved no response.  i for one, don't think i will post on this site anymore.  yep, it seems to be true, anything one places on the internet is for…See More
Jan 11, 2014
Dan Hicks replied to thomas m blastic's discussion opiates
"Yeah, a lot of us are having trouble with doctors retiring.  My shrink retired and insurance isn't covering the new one.  (When will we get "parity" for psych treatment???  And to make it even more irritating the shrink…"
Aug 1, 2013
joseph m gifford replied to thomas m blastic's discussion opiates
"well now I have a problem or at leas a potential problem. my dr. of 20 years is leaving just found out today. I have an apt. with a dr. I have never met and really don't know what his feelings are on pain. there are some who just flat refuse to…"
Aug 1, 2013
John D. Moler replied to thomas m blastic's discussion opiates
"Thomas   ole fella get another Doctor one with a brain what has been working years should not be changed..Weighing the out comes.I know you have delt with this for years since working with you at the General....So drop me a line at…"
Aug 1, 2013
Frank A Hoover replied to thomas m blastic's discussion opiates
"Don't sweat it. Change pain specialists. I have been seeing a pretty savvy pain specialist for about 10 years. I too have pain 24/7 and what the medicine does is put a lid on it. Since my career involved lots of law enforcement re…"
Jul 3, 2013
thomas m blastic replied to thomas m blastic's discussion opiates
"hello everyone,   thanks again for your continued comments.  I do have an appointment with my doc to further discuss the situation.  the sad thing is since the proliferation of opiate abuse it has placed an additional concern upon…"
Jul 2, 2013
Dan Hicks replied to thomas m blastic's discussion opiates
"I'm fortunate that for the most part I only need to pop a perc about once a week.  But I well understand being in pain all the time.  Any time I stop and think about it I can identify pains in several parts of my body, and the only…"
Jun 24, 2013

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yes
What year did you contract polio?
1951
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
17yrs ago
List any assistive devices you are using...
cane, right full lenght brace
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
polio effects every aspect of my life
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