Lower Extremity Review

Building bridges between CAD-CAM hardware and O&P market needs

February 25, 2015

By Samantha Rosenblum In the world of CAD-CAM, TechMed 3D has it all.

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Product upgrades make quick work for clinicians

February 25, 2015

By Shalmali Pal “User friendly” is a technological buzzword to which many companies lay claim, but don’t always deliver on with their products. A year ago, Tekscan, the Boston-based developer of tactile pressure measurement systems and software, made it a goal to meet that criterion for lower extremity professionals in the clinic. With that objective in mind, 2014 saw the company refine the automated reporting system that is a key feature of F-Scan 7.0, the software for the F-Scan In-Shoe Analysis System

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Today’s most advanced technology and expertise applied to gait analysis

February 25, 2015

By LER staff According to ProtoKinetics cofounder Michael Rowling, gait analysis is essential for advanced orthotic and prosthetic design, evaluation of gait anomalies, and tracking of patient progress. Rowling and Youan Chang, former management employees of CIR Systems Inc, acquired the GAITRite TM M_Sqr technology from CIR Systems and formed ProtoKinetics in April 2012. Their objective: to develop, distribute, and support the most advanced gait measurement equipment on the market

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Delcam Healthcare Solutions maintains focus on innovating for the future

February 25, 2015

By LER staff Delcam is a world-leading developer and supplier of advanced CAD-CAM software and part of the Autodesk group, a multinational software supplier based in San Rafael, CA.

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Propét brings game-changing ideas to footwear with stabilizing technology and variable flexibility

February 25, 2015

By LER staff The New Year will find Propét USA continuing its expansion of its comfort and therapeutic footwear offerings.

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Streifeneder USA solidifies relationship with German partner, increasing its impact in the O&P market

February 25, 2015

By P.K. Daniel Tampa, FL-based Streifeneder USA is a comprehensive supplier and product development company with a lineage of providing wide-ranging options in the fields of prosthetic devices, orthotic devices, bandages, machines and tools, as well as materials and items required in orthotic workshops. Streifeneder ortho.production GmbH, headquartered in Emmering, Germany, has been a fixture of the orthopedic landscape for the better part of a century.

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A global mission to spread clubfoot treatment, training to those in need

February 25, 2015

By Samantha Rosenblum More than 50 years ago orthopedic surgeon Ignacio V. Ponseti, MD, developed a technique to correct congenital clubfoot

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SureStep continues its longtime commitment to education with a new vehicle for learning

February 25, 2015

By P.K. Daniel Receiving a prestigious award in 2014 has inspired SureStep CEO Bernie Veldman, CO, to expand the company’s 2015 offerings in several key areas: education and innovative products to address “W” sitting and head drop. At its 2014 annual conference the National Down Syndrome Congress honored Veldman with that year’s Exceptional Meritorious Service Award, given to individuals who have made significant contributions to persons with Down syndrome and their families

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Specialized custom and customized brace fabrication sets company off from competitors

February 25, 2015

By LER staff In the orthopedic bracing market, Town­send Design’s position can be compared with the local neighborhood grocery store competing against giant retailers. As a smaller company with personalized customer service and specialized fabrication capabilities, Bakersfield, CA-based Townsend has carved out a nice niche and strong reputation for manufacturing some of the world’s most effective bracing technology

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igli insoles emphasize easy adjustability, customization, and control

February 25, 2015

By Cary Groner medi USA, the US subsidiary of the German company medi, is continuing to bring innovations to its igli line of carbon fiber insole products, with a particular emphasis on the brand’s roots in pediatric orthoses.

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