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Fish oil may help with diabetic neuropathy

May 19, 2015

A study published in the Journal of Neurophysiology shows that fish oil supplements can restore the condition of nerves damaged from diabetes in mice. Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy.

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What CMS envisions for physician quality reporting programs

May 12, 2015

Data-driven and value-based decision making is here to stay, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been one of the drivers of this change in healthcare. The new CMS Physician Quality Reporting Programs Strategic Vision will help them to evolve, making better use of data collected and adding value for their stakeholders.

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A look ahead: Most women physicians feel financially prepared

April 28, 2015

For women physicians, life never slows down. Patient appointments, lab results, medical records, prescription refill requests — it’s all in a day’s work, and the list could go on

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Open wedge metatarsal osteotomy versus crescentic osteotomy to correct severe hallux valgus deformity – a prospective comparative study

April 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 27 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jens Ulrik Wester , Ellen Hamborg-Petersen , Niels Herold , Palle Bo Hansen , Johnny Froekjaer Background Different techniques of proximal osteotomies have been introduced to correct severe hallux valgus. The open wedge osteotomy is a newly introduced method for proximal osteotomy. The aim of this prospective randomised study was to compare the radiological and clinical results after operation for severe hallux valgus, comparing the open wedge osteotomy to the crescentic osteotomy which is our traditional treatment

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Pedors Genext Dress Orthotic

April 26, 2015

The new Genext Dress Orthotic from Pedors Shoes has been designed with a lower profile to fit into almost any dress or casual shoe. Using the original Genext cork and rubber shell for orthotic support, a memory foam component has been added to give the arch a softer, more cushioned feel. The thermoplastic poly­urethane base layer provides durability, and the microfiber topcover finishes the device attractively

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FreeSport Knee Sleeve and Wrap

April 26, 2015

Breg has launched the FreeSport knee sleeve and wrap for athletes with mild to moderate discomfort, patellar maltracking, and related injuries such as runner’s knee.

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SenMoCOR Rehab System

April 26, 2015

SenMoCOR (Sensory Motor Control-Oriented Rehabilitation) offers the user and the clinician immediate visual feedback regarding sensory motor control with an easy-to-wear laser and laser targets. Developed by the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US and available from OPTP, the SenMoCOR system stimulates implicit learning, allowing users to internalize their movement errors and self-correct. Using the three included straps, the laser can be positioned for hip, knee, or ankle control; the user can then aim the laser at the target and guide a feedback dot using controlled body movements.

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Spring Footwear From Spenco

April 26, 2015

Spenco introduces its new fashion-forward footwear for spring 2015. New this year are Crackle and Nightlight athletic slides, which capture the bright, rich color trend in popular footwear.

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Curbell Transfer Paper Website

April 26, 2015

Curbell Plastics is introducing myDesignOandP.com, a new website that allows patients to explore patterns and colors of transfer papers to personalize thermoplastic orthotic and prosthetic devices. Involving patients, and pediatric patients in particular, in the selection of colors and patterns that appeal to them increases the likelihood that they will wear their O&P devices as prescribed.

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Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer

April 26, 2015

Hersco offers a new Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer as the latest addition to its line of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). The new Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer is an AFO designed for Chopart amputees who wish to remain active. Addressing concerns about AFOs feeling stiff and unnatural, this new AFO features a hinged ankle and flexible foot plate with a segmented dynamic filler that allows flexion before providing a ‘stop,’ which protects the resi­duum and prevents shoe vamp collapse

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