Lower Extremity Review

Achilles oddity: Heeled shoes may boost load during gait

October 7, 2014

A recent study using innovative technology has questioned the potential role of standard running shoes with slightly elevated heels for the prevention and treatment of Achilles tendon pathology. For many years, inadequate heel offset has been anecdotally implicated as a factor in tendinopathy of the Achilles, and elevating the heel to address this does seem to make sense.

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Compression stockings: Progress and pitfalls Lower Extremity Review

October 1, 2014

netizens Passed n in good faith. Compression stockings: Progress and pitfalls Lower Extremity Review. Research supports the use of compression stockings for managing peripheral edema, venous insufficiency, and venous leg ulcers

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Allard ToeOff 2.0

September 26, 2014

Allard USA announces the ToeOff 2.0 ankle foot orthosis, with the same functionality as the original ToeOff plus new enhancements based on patient feedback. The D-Ring straps with Alligator Tabs are easily applied for right or left hand “pull” and reduce the risk of losing a strap. MicroFix high-strength hook material is preapplied for faster and easier application of SoftKit or ComfortKit.

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DynaFlange Insole

September 26, 2014

The DynaFlange insole, exclusive to The Orthotic Group and Langer Biomechanics, introduces a new method of proprioceptive stimulation to awaken the nervous system, moving it out of a stuck posture with every step. Studied at Noraxon USA, a worldwide leader in human biomechanics research and bioinformatics, the DynaFlange was found to improve center of pressure and stability throughout the gait cycle

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littleSteps in New Sizes

September 26, 2014

Nolaro24 introduces new sizes for littleSteps, its prefabricated foot orthoses specifically designed for kids. Four new sizes (00, 0, 8, and 9) have been added to the line, which now accommodates kids from toddler size 5 up to adult/children’s size 9

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LunaPur M Material

September 26, 2014

nora systems offers LunaPur M, a transparent and flexible material made of pure EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). LunaPur M is an elastic material used in orthopedic shoe engineering and general orthopedics when a particularly flexible material is required for stabilizing purposes

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Mobils by Mephisto

September 26, 2014

Mephisto USA introduces its new Mobils by Mephisto handcrafted women’s shoe collection, with multiple features to enhance the comfort of the wearer. All-over soft padding helps prevent pinching and rubbing. Anatomic Mobils Relax footbeds provide comfortable support but can be removed to accommodate ortho­- tic devices

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Modular Ring Lock

September 26, 2014

Becker Orthopedic offers the new Modular Ring Lock Knee Joint, model 1402-B. Like the traditional Modified Ring Lock, the new model has no protrusions in the flexed position

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Rightstride D30 Insoles

September 26, 2014

D30 comfort insoles from Rightstride Orthotics feature smart-material technology based on a rate-sensitive dilatant fluid, in which viscosity increases with the rate of shear strain, so the choice of an orthotic material is no longer limited to soft or hard. The D3O is designed to absorb all the impact placed on it, dynamically adjusting its Shore value to accommodate the shifting weight of the patient.

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Sigvaris Sleeves Now in Red

September 26, 2014

In response to popular demand, Sigvaris now offers its sports performance sleeves in red. Sigvaris performance sleeves help improve circulation and flush out lactic acid after a workout

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