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What The Evidence Reveals About Wound Cultures

July 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 8 – August 2015 Author(s):  Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Daniel Black, DPM Should you use deep tissue cultures or swab cultures in your evaluation of wounds?

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Evaluating Tissue Perfusion To Assess Wound Healing In Patients With PAD

July 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 8 – August 2015 Author(s):  Eric H. Espensen, DPM, DABMSP, and Aisha Ahmed, DPM Section:  Feature Topics:  PAD

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Running shoe reveal: Study links max cushioning, higher load

July 21, 2015

Researchers from the Spaulding National Running Center at the Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have found that running in highly cushioned shoes is not associated with lower impact forces than conventional running shoes.

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The future of footwear and orthoses is here. Now what?

July 10, 2015

By Jordana Bieze Foster A shift in tone was apparent at this year’s Ortho Technology Forum (OTF), and not just because the focus of the event has been expanded to include design and manufacturing technologies for footwear as well as foot orthoses. Speakers and attendees are no longer just speculating about how technology will change the footwear and foot orthosis industries—because those changes are already occurring in mainstream, high-profile ways.

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New EMS Socket System

July 10, 2015

Ottobock is the exclusive distributor of the new EMS (Environmentally Managed System) socket system developed by Carl Caspers, CPO. The EMS technology is fully compatible with the Harmony vacuum system Caspers developed and sold to Ottobock in 2003, but also offers more surface area for better pressure distribution, a higher coefficient of friction for better connection, a flexible supracondylar connection for knee stability, an air cushion to reduce distal pressures, and flexible inner socket trim lines and lower definitive socket trim lines for better range of motion and improved sleeve durability.

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MVN Biomech Motion Analysis

July 10, 2015

The new MVN Biomech wearable 3D motion system from Xsens is made up of small, lightweight tracking units that communicate wirelessly to a personal computer. These trackers can either be integrated into a Lycra suit (MVN Biomech Link) or mounted in straps that fasten on the human body (MVN Biomech Awinda).

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EndoFoam Prosthetic Cover

July 10, 2015

EndoFoam, from Rehabilitation Technical Products, is a two-part prosthetic cover system that creates a uniform cell structure similar to the density of human tissue. Simply secure a finishing mold around the prosthesis, mix the two parts, and pour in the solution. After 10 minutes, the mold is removed, and the result is a fully covered prosthesis with minimal trimming necessary.

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Chronic Pain Education System

July 10, 2015

Physical therapist Adriaan Louw’s Why You Hurt: Therapeutic Neuroscience Education System is a comprehensive tool for teaching patients about pain, distilling complex neuroscience into easily approachable language, examples, metaphors and images. The Why You Hurt system includes more than 120 full-color, two-sided education cards related to more than a dozen common chronic pain topics. Every card has teaching cues on the back, to guide the learning session, and vibrant images on the front, to enhance recall

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Diabetic Compression

July 10, 2015

Sigvaris announces a new therapeutic compression sock option for patients with diabetes. Constructed with the company’s drirelease yarns and embedded FreshGuard technology, Sigvaris Eversoft Diabetic Socks are designed to wick away moisture and prevent odor, reducing friction and lowering the risk of infection

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Copolymer Polypropylene

July 10, 2015

Copolymer polypropylene is now available from Allied O&P Supply in red, light blue, royal blue, purple, yellow, light pink, and brown. Copolymer polypro­pylene has some flexibility and good crack resistance, but it is more resilient and less rigid than homopolymers, and it processes at a lower tem­perature, all of which facilitate spot modification. The recommended oven temperature is 350° to 375° F.

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