Mountain O&P in the News

operation namaste:
our amputee care in nepal

Operation Namaste is a registered 501(c)3 that has been providing non-governmental assistance in Nepal and other developing countries since 2015.

It is our goal to make a network whereby medical professionals can build international partnerships to improve prosthetic and orthotic care around the world. Through this network, participants will share technology, education, and resources for the charitable purpose of aiding people with physical limitations.

Operation Namaste provides care for amputees in Nepal and around the world.

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designing a paralympian's device
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"Jeff Erenstone, CPO, chief designer of Performance Orthotic Design and president and head clinician of Mountain Orthotic & Prosthetic Services, both located in Lake Placid, New York, specializes in crafting personalized adaptive sports equipment from his office at the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Recently, he built a cross-country sit-ski that will be used by Dan Cnossen in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The O&P EDGE asked Erenstone to describe the process of developing Cnossen's sit-ski."

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coordinating care from amputation through rehabilitation
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"They say no man is an island, and that is likely true with regard to healthcare professionals providing the most effective O&P care. According to the experts The O&P EDGE spoke to, the more members of a patient's healthcare team coordinate with each other, the better the patient's outcome.

"The O&P EDGE asked professionals from several different healthcare settings how they go about coordinating care from amputation through rehabilitation and how this improves their ability to care for their patients."

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amputee swims to valcour island
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"Tim Ayres left his lakeside Plattsburgh home one day last week and entered the waters of Lake Champlain. His backstroke had soon carried him far from shore. But there was still a long way to go. He was swimming to Valcour Island, about a mile away. What makes it more remarkable is that Ayres is 68 years old and several years ago lost his left leg below the knee. He swims with the strength of his arms alone. 'I used to be able to swim every way, but with one leg, I lose balance when I try other strokes,' he said. So, Ayres stays with the elementary backstroke."

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