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Effect of oral nutritional supplementation on wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective randomized controlled trial

October 7, 2014

Among people with diabetes, 10-25 percent will experience a foot ulcer. Research has shown that supplementation with arginine, glutamine and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate may improve wound repair. This study tested whether such supplementation would improve healing of foot ulcers in persons with diabetes.

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More evidence ties some bone-building drugs to rare fractures

October 7, 2014

Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report.

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Diagnosing osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot: a pilot study to examine the sensitivity and specificity of Tc99m white blood cell-labelled single…

September 30, 2014

Diabetic foot ulceration poses a significant threat of osteomyelitis (OM) and subsequent amputation. The diagnosis of OM via imaging studies is difficult as radiographic findings do not present immediately and advanced imaging studies may be contraindicated or unavailable.

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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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DynaFlange Insole

September 26, 2014

The DynaFlange insole, exclusive to The Orthotic Group and Langer Biomechanics, introduces a new method of proprioceptive stimulation to awaken the nervous system, moving it out of a stuck posture with every step. Studied at Noraxon USA, a worldwide leader in human biomechanics research and bioinformatics, the DynaFlange was found to improve center of pressure and stability throughout the gait cycle

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Mobils by Mephisto

September 26, 2014

Mephisto USA introduces its new Mobils by Mephisto handcrafted women’s shoe collection, with multiple features to enhance the comfort of the wearer. All-over soft padding helps prevent pinching and rubbing. Anatomic Mobils Relax footbeds provide comfortable support but can be removed to accommodate ortho­- tic devices

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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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New Footwear Styles from Sole

September 26, 2014

The new footwear styles from Sole—which include the Navigate, Inhale, and Gasp—are designed to help the wearer feel confident and comfortable during any ambitious adventure. Made with moldable platforms that adapt to the shape of the wearer’s foot, Sole footwear is engineered to help soothe back and foot pain, improve balance and stability, and reduce plantar fascia strain. The Navigate is rugged, with minimal, adjustable straps that anchor the foot without being restrictive

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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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