Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Return of strength after Achilles tendon surgery

September 16, 2014

Despite excellent subjective outcomes following Achilles tendon repair, significant plantar flexion and dorsiflexion strength deficits often persist. However, modern trends in postoperative rehabilitation represent a progression toward a more functional strength recovery.

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Weight-bearing casts for Achilles tear keep pace with nonweight-bearing

September 9, 2014

Use of a weight-bearing cast for the nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture produces outcomes that are at least equivalent to traditional nonweight-bearing casts, according to a randomized controlled trial from researchers in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Running shoe mass: Can feet tell any difference?

September 9, 2014

Research suggests that when trying on athletic shoes in a retail store, an individual’s perceptions of shoe mass primarily come from handling the shoes and less (if at all) from test-wearing them.

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Comfortmaxx Orthoses

August 29, 2014

New from Footmaxx is the Comfortmaxx hand-crafted custom orthosis line featuring 100% merino wool and designed with comfort in mind. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months and cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provide year-round support and comfort.

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Coral Joint Supplement

August 29, 2014

Coral introduces Coral Joint & Collagen Support, a supplement engineered to help maintain bone health and joint flexibility. Ingredients include above-the-sea EcoSafe coral minerals and vitamins D3, K1, and K2 for healthy bones; MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), GreenGrow glucosamine, and Pureflex chondroitin for joint health; undenatured Bio-Collagen UC-II to promote an immune response under extreme conditions; and Betaine HCL, calcium ascorbate, and malic acid for nutrient absorption.

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EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer

August 29, 2014

The new EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer from Med Spec is a low-profile version of the EVO Ankle Stabilizer.

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Impacto Ergo Mates

August 29, 2014

Among the newest additions to the Impacto Protective Products foot protection line are Ergo Mates.

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Ironman Insoles

August 29, 2014

Spenco introduces new Ironman insoles, specifically engineered to help endurance athletes conquer challenges.

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Orthoflex Thermoplastic

August 29, 2014

Orthoflex, new from Allied O&P Supply, is a flexible, formable thermoplastic material designed for below-knee socket liners, above-knee socket liners, ankle foot orthosis cushioning, inner booties, shock absorption, and other orthotic and prosthetic applications. The strong, durable material is designed to be easily formable through all standard processes, drape form, blister form, and vacuum forming. Recommended oven temperatures are between 280°-325° depending on thickness.

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Square Toe Post-Op Shoe

August 29, 2014

Powerstep’s new Square Toe Post-Op Shoe is designed to provide protection for the foot following surgery or trauma. A rigid heel counter and ankle strap hold the foot securely in place to control motion in the shoe

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