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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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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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Streifeneder USA solidifies relationship with German partner, increasing its impact in the O&P market

February 25, 2015

By P.K. Daniel Tampa, FL-based Streifeneder USA is a comprehensive supplier and product development company with a lineage of providing wide-ranging options in the fields of prosthetic devices, orthotic devices, bandages, machines and tools, as well as materials and items required in orthotic workshops. Streifeneder ortho.production GmbH, headquartered in Emmering, Germany, has been a fixture of the orthopedic landscape for the better part of a century.

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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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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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Hands-on development, manufac­turing, design, and customer service help Ped Lite stand out

February 25, 2015

By Brigid Galloway Many businesses claim to be customer-centric, but few back up that aspiration like Ped Lite President Scott Sutter. More than a dozen years ago, Sutter started his own durable medical equipment (DME) company.

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P.W. Minor, a classic shoe company, gets new life

February 24, 2015

By Shalmali Pal When new management takes over an established business, the game plan is often “out with the old, in with the new.” When Andrew Young and Peter Zeliff acquired the P.W. Minor shoe company of Batavia, NY, they made a choice to keep the old along with introducing the new.

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Acor Orthopaedic responds to customer need for better-quality laminates

February 24, 2015

By Larry Hand Listening to its customers and acting on their wishes is paying dividends for Acor Orthopaedic, a manufacturer and supplier of orthopedic materials and orthoses based in Cleveland, OH. When customers asked for more durable laminates, Acor updated its manufacturing processes to supply just that. “Acor has changed its materials handling processes,” Director of Sales Joseph Merolla told LER .

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Eponymous brace remains mainstay of evolving company

February 24, 2015

By Cary Groner In 1996, after 15 years of sports podiatry practice, Douglas Richie, DPM, was frustrated by the ongoing challenge of fitting sport ankle braces to patients who also wore custom foot orthoses. The two products should have worked naturally together, but, because neither was made with the other in mind, the result was often ungainly and uncomfortable. “I didn’t really know anything about ankle foot orthoses at the time, but no podiatrists did,” Richie said

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