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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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Contact LT
 Digitizer

October 29, 2014

Amfit announces the release of the Contact LT for digital casting and design of custom foot orthotics. The Contact LT (or “light”) is smaller and lighter than the full-featured Contact Digitizer, but still sturdy enough for full weight-bearing scans. The Contact LT allows 3D contact digital casting using 538 sensor pins under operator variable pressure to obtain plantar contours

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Vibration
 Therapy Wraps

October 29, 2014

Brownmed introduces the Vibrating Knee and Elbow Wrap and the Vibrating Shin and Calf Wrap—two new products under the Intellinetix brand that harness the power of vibration therapy to help relieve arthritis pain and joint swelling. Each new Intellinetix product seeks to take the demonstrated benefits of whole body vibration and apply them to specific parts of the body to provide targeted relief. Rechargeable and easy to use, the vibration therapy products can be turned on and off with a push of a button.

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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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Arcopedico 
Fall Styles

October 29, 2014

Arcopedico USA introduces its fall 2014 line of women’s shoe styles. W12 is a school-inspired Oxford trouser shoe that features across-the-arch support to bolster tired feet, a lace-up upper that conforms to the shape of the foot, and an anatomical footbed.

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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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Kinematix offers wearable O&P tracker

October 29, 2014

Kinematix, which has a US office in Cambridge, MA, released on October 3 a wearable sensing device that can be embedded in orthotic and prosthetic devices to measure wear-time compliance and provide evidence of clinical efficacy.

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Sigvaris calls for photo contest entries

October 29, 2014

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris North America launched a photo contest in October to raise awareness of venous issues and promote leg health. Wearers of the company’s compression socks and hosiery can enter the “Show Us How Sigvaris Makes Your Legs Feel” contest by submitting a “creative” photo on the company’s Facebook or Twitter pages by December 31

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