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Remembering Nutritional Analysis In The Wound Care Patient

April 23, 2014

While attending a conference a few weeks ago, I ran into a colleague whose passion and expertise, like mine, is wound care.

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Can Strengthening The Abductor Hallucis Muscle Help Prevent Overuse Injuries?

April 22, 2014

We commonly overlook the abductor hallucis muscle in the foot and rarely does it even get recognition or discussion when it comes to any foot pathologies. However, recent literature has demonstrated its importance to the foot, especially to the medial longitudinal arch.

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Monitoring The Truth In Medical Advertising

April 21, 2014

During my career, I have had the opportunity to work as a consultant to several footwear companies that market and advertise products directly to the consumer. Currently, I own a company that markets ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) to healthcare professionals. This experience has taught me that until recently, there has been a clear difference in the standards maintained by companies that market to the consumer and those that market to medical professionals

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What I Learned From A Recent Malpractice Case On Warts

April 17, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to participate as a defense expert in a malpractice case. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant podiatrist, determining that the plaintiff was 75 percent responsible for damages and the defendant was 25 percent responsible. However, the case was in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania where, unless the jury finds the defendant podiatrist to be greater than 51 percent responsible, it is a defense verdict.

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Delcam taps Cavanagh to give keynote at Orthotics Technology Forum in June

April 17, 2014

Biomechanics expert Peter Cavanagh, PhD, DSc, heads the presentation agenda at the 2014 North American Orthotics Technology Forum (OTF), forum sponsor Delcam announced in March. Cavanagh, Endowed Chair in Women’s Sports Medicine and professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, will deliver the forum’s keynote address, “Evidence for the efficacy of insoles based on shape and plantar pressure,” at the first of two technology forums Birmingham, UK-based Delcam will hold this year

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Pro-Tec rebranding highlights action

April 17, 2014

Redmond, WA-based Pro-Tech Athletics updated its brand in February with a new logo, tagline, and easy-to-read packaging that includes injury information and visual anatomy. “We are excited to introduce the market to the new Pro-Tec with a new logo that depicts more action and a new tag line ‘Designed for Peak Performance’ that exemplifies our commitment to quality,” said Pro-Tech President Jeff Rodgers

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Sigvaris celebrates 150-year anniversary

April 17, 2014

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris is celebrating 150 years of compression technology production with its “Share Your Story Sigvaris” sweepstakes, the company announced in March. Sigvaris will award the grand prize winner a trip for two to Atlanta to attend its anniversary party. In addition to the grand prize trip, the company will award 10 pairs of its Well Being or Sports compression socks in the 10 weeks leading up to the announcement of the Atlanta trip winner on June 2.

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Cadence Kickstart enters Korean market

April 17, 2014

Seattle-based Cadence Biomedical inked a distribution agreement on March 6 with a Korean medical device importer for the US company’s KickstartPT and KickstartPersonal systems.

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Ottobock moves operations to Louisville

April 17, 2014

Medical device manufacturer Ottobock has begun relocation of its North America logistics and distribution operations from Minneapolis and Toronto, Canada, to Louisville, KY, the company reported in March. Based in Duderstadt, Germany, Otto Bock HealthCare established Minnesota-based Ottobock in 1958 as the Americas corporate headquarters.

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Step Sensor 
Vibration Therapy

April 17, 2014

The Step Sensor is the first offering in Brownmed’s new line of vibration therapy products under the Intellinetix brand. The Step Sensor is a low-
profile, discreet device designed to harness the power of vibration to improve balance among seniors or those with some form of peripheral neuropathy as a result of stroke, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions

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