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Fact or Fiction? Iatrogenic Hallux Abducto Valgus Secondary to Tibial Sesamoidectomy

October 30, 2014

First ray function and hallux misalignment after isolated tibial sesamoidectomy have been topics of debate.

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NZ Manufacturing 
Catalog

October 29, 2014

NZ Manufacturing has released its newest catalog of 
resistance exercise products designed for rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports training, and fitness applications. The catalog includes a variety of in-water and dry-land swim training products, including StrechCordz products for aqua­tic aerobics and for novice or high-level competitive swimmers and triathletes. TurfCordz products for athletes are designed for strength training, explosive start drills, increasing speed, and improved flexibility

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Redesigned
 Bunion Bootie

October 29, 2014

After months of focus group testing, surveying, measuring, and analyzing user feedback, Bunion Booties now have a new design. Bunion Booties are designed for patients who prefer not to undergo surgery or are poor candidates for surgery, or as part of a postoperative protocol for those who have already undergone bunion surgery.

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Big Easy
 Footwear

October 29, 2014

Orthofeet has introduced the new Big Easy line of stretchable shoes as a solution for patients with medical footwear needs. The washable shoes are available in both men’s and women’s sizes with widths of M, W, XW, and XXW. The shoes feature elastic uppers, which are designed to ease pressure on the foot and enhance comfort.

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Kydex-Pro
 Contracture Boot

October 29, 2014

New from the Leeder Group is the Kydex-Pro ankle contracture boot. Kydex is a strong and relatively hard thermoplastic material, with a hardness of 90 on the Rockwell R scale, but can be easily molded and reformed in the field. The ankle contracture boot is intended for treatment of nonfixed plantar flexion contracture, plantar fasciitis, heel float, foot drop, or Achilles tendinitis.

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Quickthotics 
Insole System

October 29, 2014

The new Quickthotics Component Insole System from Spenco allows practitioners to dispense high-quality, prescription orthotic devices in the office in less than 10 minutes with no need for glue or a grinding machine. Quickthotics insoles incorporate Total Support Technology and can be customized with a die-cut, self-adhesive varus heel and valgus forefoot wedges; interchangeable arch supports; heel lifts; and removable plugs to incorporate first metatarsal cut-outs and calcaneal dells. A 30-page booklet outlines a biomechanical examination protocol and an evidence-based approach to using the product.

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Genium
 Protector

October 29, 2014

Ottobock announces the launch in the US and Canada of the Genium Protector cover for its Genium Bionic Prosthetic System.

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ComfortFit 
Stabilizer Brace

October 29, 2014

On September 1, ComfortFit Labs released the new ComfortFit Stabilizer Brace.

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Software suppliers Opie, Futura merge

October 29, 2014

Company officers for Gaines­ville, FL-based Opie Software and Clearwater, FL-based Futura International announced the merger of their two companies and introduced a new prac­tice network, the Opie Choice Network, in September at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic 
Association (AOPA) National Assembly in Las Vegas. The newly combined organization has a staff of more than 65 people and brings together more than 1700 locations using Opie or Futura software. The network provides a range of services to optimize the success of its members’ practices while increasing the focus on data in all aspects of an operation, company officials said

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JBIT MedPro system sees strong sales

October 29, 2014

Missouri City, TX-based JB3 Innovations’ JBIT MedPro lower limb strengthening device has experienced 5000% growth over the past 18 months, the company announced in September. Former National Basketball Association player Jonathan Bender invented the device to help relieve his chronic knee pain. It can be used during athletic activities and incorporates a harness and two lengths of rubber tubing bands to apply tensile forces between points just behind the hips and the posterior aspect of the ankles

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