Lower Extremity Review

Thanks to our manuscript authors!

August 12, 2014

A magazine is only as good as the words that fill its pages, and LER is no exception. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we’d like to sincerely thank the many researchers and practitioners who have contributed manuscripts that have met and exceeded our high editorial standards. We couldn’t have done it without every single one of you.

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Many who consider their feet normal have abnormalities, loss of sensation

August 12, 2014

Self-reported information about foot health from patients with type 2 diabetes, particularly those with peripheral neuropathy, is not reliable, according to research from the University of Western Australia in Perth. In a community-based cohort of 358 patients with type 2 diabetes, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed for the Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II said they considered their feet to be normal

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The rise and fall of minimalist footwear

July 29, 2014

Once thought by some to be the next big thing in running, minimalist footwear has been scrutinized in recent years by researchers and class-action plaintiffs who claim the shoes do not provide the same benefits as barefoot running and may in fact increase the risk of injury in some runners.

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A special thanks to the advertisers

July 23, 2014

A special thanks to the advertisers who supported our 5th Year Anniversary issue. Look for the LER seal on their ads in July.

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Pluses and minuses of additive and subtractive approaches

July 22, 2014

Options in subtractive milling materials still outnumber those for additive machines.

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SmartTemp Liner

July 22, 2014

WillowWood’s Alpha SmartTemp Liner brings temperature control to prosthetic liners with Outlast, a heat management technology that was developed for NASA. The product is designed to absorb heat generated by an amputee’s residual limb, which reduces sweating and the amount of moisture within the prosthetic liner. The liner uses one-way stretch Select fabric to control pistoning but still allow circumferential stretch for easy donning.

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pHast Legs for DOMS

July 22, 2014

Rocktape’s new pHast Legs  is a new product designed to keep an athlete’s pH levels in balance, reducing the incidence and severity of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and recovery time.

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Ped Lite Penny Loafer

July 22, 2014

Ped Lite is proud to introduce the Scott, an adjustable penny loafer specifically designed for patients with diabetes. With a roomy 6/16″ of extra depth, the Scott loafer is designed to be both stylish and affordable.

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Niagara Custom AFOs

July 22, 2014

Niagara Brace announces a new line of custom thermoplastic ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). These braces are made from a cast or computer scan using 3D imaging and CAD-CAM technology, with a standard height 1.5″ below the fibular head; a white polypropylene shell 3 mm, 4 mm, or 5 mm thick; and a Velcro D-ring calf strap with felt tibial pad.

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Neolon with Silpure

July 22, 2014

JMS Plastics Supply introduces its Neolon top cover, which incorporates Silpure into neoprene. Neolon with Silpure provides antimicrobial protection against bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus using advanced silver technology. Silpure also offers lasting freshness, eliminating odors by controlling bacteria that cause the problem

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