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Achilles Tendoscopy

March 1, 2015

Endoscopic surgery provides a minimally invasive approach to visualize and treat several pathologic conditions of the Achilles tendon. Open surgery on the Achilles tendon is notorious for wound complications, whereas endoscopic procedures have been recognized for less scaring, less perioperative pain, fewer wound complications, and faster recovery. This article reviews various endoscopic techniques for the treatment of equinus contracture, Achilles rupture, Haglund’s deformity, and noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy.

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Lagged Syndesmotic Fixation: Our Clinical Experience

February 28, 2015

Ankle fractures are very common, and although algorithms are in place for osseous management, consensus has not been reached regarding treatment of associated ligamentous injuries. Although tibiofibular syndesmotic stabilization can be done using different forms of fixation, the biomedical literature has long emphasized the risk of long-term restriction of ankle mobility with the use of lagged transfixation.

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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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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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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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