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Part 3: Benefits of 3D Printing in the O&P Industry

Posted by SPS on Jan 6, 2020 1:55:53 PM

In previous blog posts, we explored the unique history of 3D printing in the orthotic and prosthetic industry and the challenges associated with this evolving technology. In our final installment, we will examine the benefits this technology brings to the limb loss community and clinicians.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, 3D Printing

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Part 2: Challenges to Adopting 3D Printing in the O&P Industry

Posted by SPS on Dec 2, 2019 10:51:00 AM

In the medical field, 3D printing is expected to be worth $3.5bn by 2025. Despite this technology’s wide variety of medical applications, 3D printing is mainly popular in dentistry and biomedical engineering. With the 3D printer’s accessibility and relatively inexpensive costs, why isn’t 3D printing more widely used in O&P? In part one, we explored the history of 3D printing in O&P. In part two, we will explore the barriers clinicians face to adopting this technology.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, 3D Printing

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Part 1: A Brief History of 3D Printing in the Orthotic & Prosthetic Industry

Posted by SPS on Nov 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM

3D printing—also known as stereolithography (SLA) or rapid prototyping (RP)—is the process of making three dimensional objects from digital files. In this blog series, we will explore how 3D printing has changed the orthotic and prosthetic industry. But first—let’s start from the beginning.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, 3D Printing

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Why Distributor Partnership Pays

Posted by SPS on Sep 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Working with a distributor has advantages that helps your clinic save time and reduce costs. Distributors handle a multitude of product sourcing from manufacturers so you can focus attention on improving patient outcomes. According to a Tugsten Network study, businesses have estimated spending 55 hours weekly bogged down with supplier handling processes. By shopping with a distributor, you’re free from having to process invoices, negotiate contracts, and host back-and-forth communications with an army of suppliers.

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Topics: o&p, o&p industry, tips, product features, Shipping

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Cheryl's SpryStep Journey

Posted by SPS on Aug 16, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Cheryl Hile is no stranger to setting records and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Through boundless determination, plus the SpryStep AFO that allows her to keep running without the fear of falling, she has not only overcome adversity but also defied what many thought was impossible. 

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Topics: o&p, product feature, Thuasne, Townsend

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Customer Corner: AlliedOP

Posted by SPS on Aug 8, 2019 12:38:06 PM

AlliedOP prides itself in offering innovative prosthetic solutions. From New Jersey to Pennsylvania, AlliedOP’s 12 locations assist patients with prosthetics, orthotics—and even bionic technology. We were fortunate to have a moment to chat with Dave Coville, CEO of AlliedOP, about his thoughts on the orthotic & prosthetic industry, and approach to partnership with SPS.

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Topics: o&p

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How to Quickly Find Rewards Items on SPSCO.COM

Posted by SPS on Jul 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

More Rewards Day is July 15th. For 24 hours you can save 7% on Rewards items and 3% on everything else. Of course, we know time is tight between assisting patients and keeping a clinic running smoothly, so we put together 3 simple steps to help you find Rewards items fast. Read on for a simple guide to searching and filtering for more Rewards.

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Topics: o&p, SPS Online Store, tips

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7 Tips for Shopping More Rewards Day

Posted by SPS on Jun 24, 2019 10:36:00 AM

Our inaugural More Rewards Day is July 15th and the SPS Store is full of robust features to help you leverage the savings. With only one day to receive 7% savings on Rewards items and 3% savings on everything else, amplifying your time is paramount. Read on for 7 tips for shopping our inventory of over 60,000 Rewards items like a pro.

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Topics: o&p, SPS Online Store, tips

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How to Leverage Bad Reviews to Boost Your Clinic's Reputation

Posted by SPS on May 15, 2019 1:42:46 PM

You decide to go to a restaurant, what do you do first? According to BrightLocal, if you’re like 86% of consumers, you will check the business reviews online. This habit is convenient for consumers, but for those small businesses on the receiving end of those reviews, it can cause quite a bit of heartburn.

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Topics: o&p, tips

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Clinicians in Crisis: How to Cope with Burnout

Posted by Guest: Dr. Phoebe Scott-Wyard on Apr 16, 2019 3:01:42 PM

 

A recent Pubmed search for the keyword “burnout” retrieved 14,244 results. However, a search for “burnout and prosthetist” or “burnout and orthotist,” fetched 0 results. Clearly we need more research on the effects of burnout on the prosthetic and orthotic clinician. For now, let’s uncover what we know about burnout and how O&P professionals can work to prevent it.  

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Topics: o&p industry, tips

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