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A More Effective Approach To Using A Rigid Morton’s Extension

April 9, 2015

A rigid Morton’s extension is essentially a continuation of the polypropylene or graphite shell of the orthosis beyond the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ), extending to the tip of the toe.

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Predicting recurrence after clubfoot treatment

April 7, 2015

In the search for factors that predict recurrence after use of the Ponseti method for successful treatment of idiopathic clubfoot, conclusive evidence is in short supply. However, the one factor that is consistently associated with the risk of recurrence is compliance with brace wear.

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Heel pain gains: Studies support multimodal treatment

March 31, 2015

Multimodal physical therapy is associated with significant symptom relief in patients with plantar heel pain, but may be most effective for those with symptoms lasting less than seven months, according to research presented in February at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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When A Child Presents With Internal Tibial Torsion And Femoral Varus

March 31, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 4 – April 2015 Author(s):  Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS This author offers insights on the surgical treatment of a 4-year-old boy with femoral varus and internal tibial torsion. Section:  Online Exclusive

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Olympic marathoner’s family sues Vibram

March 27, 2015

The family of Olympic mara­thon runner Abebe Bikila in February filed a lawsuit in Tacoma, WA, federal court seek­ing up to $15 million in damages from minimalist foot­wear maker Vibram for its unauthorized use of the athlete’s name for its FiveFingers Bikila models. Bikila was born in Ethiopia and ran barefoot for their Olympic team during the 1960 mara­thon in Rome, winning that race as well as the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which he ran shod, and his name is an important one in barefoot running lore.

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AOPA invites O&P research proposals

March 27, 2015

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) on February 27 unveiled its slate of 2015 RFPs (request for proposals), inviting O&P research project submissions. AOPA has awarded the annual grants, which range from $15,000 up to $60,000, since 2009. Go to aopanet.org to view the list of 2015 research topics and download RFPs

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BOC is OPAF Silver Sponsor for 5th year

March 27, 2015

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) announced in February that the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is for the fifth consecutive year a Silver Level Sponsor with a $5000 contribution for OPAF and its First Clinics. The First Clinics provide adaptive recreational opportunities for those with physical or mobility challenges.

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Becker Orthopedic consolidates ops

March 27, 2015

Becker Orthopedic announced in February that it is consolidating operations at Albany, OR-based Becker Oregon with Becker Orthopedic’s main central fabrication services at the company’s headquarters in Troy, MI. Having a single, centrally located facility will increase efficiency, expand capacity, and improve customer and technical support, according to a company release.

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Spenco 2nd Skin sales on the rise

March 27, 2015

Waco, TX-based Spenco reported in early March that sales of its 2nd Skin first aid products have climbed steadily over the last two years, rising 9% in 2013 and 11% in 2014.

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NATA gives first youth sports safety awards

March 27, 2015

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association on March 2 presented its inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to three recipients at the annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Irvine, TX.

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