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How Collegiality And Professionalism Will Advance The Profession

February 25, 2015

Many years ago, I was on the credential committee of a large general hospital here in St. Louis

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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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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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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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Plant renovation pays off with increased volume, decreased turnaround times for Levy & Rappel

February 25, 2015

By LER staff The end-to-end redesign and renovation of Levy & Rappel’s plant, which began in February 2014 and is now almost complete, means the 85-year-old orthotic device company is now moving at 21st century speeds, said Dave Kramer, CPed, the Saddle Brook, NJ-based company’s owner and president. “The renovation has accomplished all that we wanted and needed it to,” said Kramer. “We’ve increased our volume while at the same time decreasing our overall turnaround times by twenty percent, from five days to four.” The renovation included a total update to equipment and workflow processes in the ankle foot orthosis (AFO) department, decreasing turnaround times for AFOs by almost half.

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OHI’s overriding goal is to deliver ever-greater value to its customers

February 25, 2015

By LER staff When Frazier Healthcare acquired Orthotic Holdings, Inc. (OHI) in April 2013, they saw an opportunity to build a lower extremity juggernaut. The strategy, in an increasingly fragmented market, was to unite several leading brands, leverage the collective experience of seasoned managers, and present a singular and comprehensive lower extremity solution.

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