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Freedom 
Prosthetic Cover

October 29, 2014

The Freedom Cover is JAFO’s lightweight prosthetic limb cover that is designed to fit 90% of above-knee amputees. The product is designed to meet the needs of patients who are tired of heavy metallic covers and dislike waiting weeks for their prosthetist to finish making a hard calf replacement that is a permanent fixture. The universal Freedom Cover zips on and off.

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Big Easy
 Footwear

October 29, 2014

Orthofeet has introduced the new Big Easy line of stretchable shoes as a solution for patients with medical footwear needs. The washable shoes are available in both men’s and women’s sizes with widths of M, W, XW, and XXW. The shoes feature elastic uppers, which are designed to ease pressure on the foot and enhance comfort.

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Extreme Cold 
Thorlo Socks

October 29, 2014

Thorlo introduces its new Extreme Cold foot protection socks, engineered for maximum protection and comfort in the most extreme cold conditions. A cushioned instep and arch help provide a better fit, more support, and less pressure on feet for enhanced comfort, while strategically positioned padding helps reduce pressure, pain, moisture, and the risk of blisters. A ventilation panel provides extra moisture control.

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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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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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AAOS releases new guidelines for hip fracture, ACL injury, infant hip dysplasia

October 29, 2014

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on September 9 released three new clinical practice guidelines (CPG) featuring evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating hip fractures in patients aged 65 years and older, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and hip dysplasia in infants aged up to 6 months. “Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly” includes a number of recommendations aimed at reducing delirium in hip fracture patients, according to W. Timothy Brox, MD, chair of the hip fracture guideline work group.

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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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JBIT MedPro system sees strong sales

October 29, 2014

Missouri City, TX-based JB3 Innovations’ JBIT MedPro lower limb strengthening device has experienced 5000% growth over the past 18 months, the company announced in September. Former National Basketball Association player Jonathan Bender invented the device to help relieve his chronic knee pain. It can be used during athletic activities and incorporates a harness and two lengths of rubber tubing bands to apply tensile forces between points just behind the hips and the posterior aspect of the ankles

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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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