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Allard ToeOff 2.0

September 26, 2014

Allard USA announces the ToeOff 2.0 ankle foot orthosis, with the same functionality as the original ToeOff plus new enhancements based on patient feedback. The D-Ring straps with Alligator Tabs are easily applied for right or left hand “pull” and reduce the risk of losing a strap. MicroFix high-strength hook material is preapplied for faster and easier application of SoftKit or ComfortKit.

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LunaPur M Material

September 26, 2014

nora systems offers LunaPur M, a transparent and flexible material made of pure EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). LunaPur M is an elastic material used in orthopedic shoe engineering and general orthopedics when a particularly flexible material is required for stabilizing purposes

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Modular Ring Lock

September 26, 2014

Becker Orthopedic offers the new Modular Ring Lock Knee Joint, model 1402-B. Like the traditional Modified Ring Lock, the new model has no protrusions in the flexed position

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Rightstride D30 Insoles

September 26, 2014

D30 comfort insoles from Rightstride Orthotics feature smart-material technology based on a rate-sensitive dilatant fluid, in which viscosity increases with the rate of shear strain, so the choice of an orthotic material is no longer limited to soft or hard. The D3O is designed to absorb all the impact placed on it, dynamically adjusting its Shore value to accommodate the shifting weight of the patient.

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Stabilizing Speed Pro

September 26, 2014

New from DJO Global is the DonJoy Stabilizing Speed Pro ankle brace, designed to meet the needs of demanding athletes. Improving on the Stabilizing brace design that has been associated with a 61% reduction in the incidence of ankle injuries, the Stabilizing Speed Pro features a contoured design made with rugged ballistic nylon, reinforced eyelets, a 3″ circumferential compression strap, and removable articulated stays. In addition to all the benefits of the Stabilizing Pro ankle brace, the new Stabilizing Speed Pro ankle brace features a “speed-lacing” system that makes applying the brace fast and easy

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Air Active Kinegen Knee

September 26, 2014

Streifeneder USA introduces a new addition to its Kinegen Knee Line: the Kinegen.air-active 3A1800. Using polycentric technology, the knee joint provides an expanded range of motion with flexion angles up to 150°, as well as extra mechanical stance-phase safety in the event of stumbling. An adjustable, pneumatic twin chamber provides pneumatic swing-phase control, which, along with the dynamic performance of the joint linkage, facilitates a harmonic and natural gait.

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Pioneering O&P engineer Dudley Childress dies after 47-year career

September 26, 2014

By Emily Delzell Dudley S. Childress, PhD, professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and director emeritus of the Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center (NUPOC) in Chicago, died on August 6 after a long illness. He was 79.

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CMS begins fingerprinting of O&P owners

September 26, 2014

By Emily Delzell The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on August 6 began its anticipated fingerprint-based background check for certain providers the agency classifies as “high-risk,” a category that includes anyone who owns more than 5% of a company supplying orthoses, prostheses, or durable medical equipment. Not all providers and suppliers in the high-risk screening category will be included in the first phase of the background checks, CMS reported. Individuals selected for the first round of checks will be notified by a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and have 30 days from notification to be fingerprinted.

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Chronic Ulceration and Sinus Formation due to Foreign Body: An Often-Forgotten Problem

September 25, 2014

Foreign bodies like residues of suture or mesh may lead to a foreign body reaction, cavity formation and continuous secretion and perhaps ulceration. We present a more than 9 years long medical record of a 49 year old man after a simple surgical procedure

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Conservative Surgery of Diabetic Forefoot Osteomyelitis: How Can I Operate on This Patient Without Amputation?

September 25, 2014

Surgery is necessary in many cases of diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

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