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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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LunaPur M Material

September 26, 2014

nora systems offers LunaPur M, a transparent and flexible material made of pure EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). LunaPur M is an elastic material used in orthopedic shoe engineering and general orthopedics when a particularly flexible material is required for stabilizing purposes

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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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Rightstride D30 Insoles

September 26, 2014

D30 comfort insoles from Rightstride Orthotics feature smart-material technology based on a rate-sensitive dilatant fluid, in which viscosity increases with the rate of shear strain, so the choice of an orthotic material is no longer limited to soft or hard. The D3O is designed to absorb all the impact placed on it, dynamically adjusting its Shore value to accommodate the shifting weight of the patient.

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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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FDA OKs low-dose NSAID for OA pain

September 26, 2014

By Emily Delzell The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August approved Iroko Pharmaceuticals’ low-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for management of osteoarthritis pain. Zorvolex (diclofenac), which has dosage strengths that are 20% lower than currently available diclofenac products, was developed to align with FDA and other medical organization recommendations that NSAIDs be used at the lowest effective dose, according to the Philadelphia, PA-based pharmaceutical company. The approval was based on results from a phase 3 multicenter randomized controlled trial of 305 patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis, which showed 35 mg of Zorvolex taken three time a day significantly reduced pain at 12 weeks from baseline compared with placebo

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ProtoKinetics software shows reliability

September 26, 2014

By Emily Delzell An August study comparing ProtoKinetics Movement Analysis Software (PKMAS) with the widely used GaitRite system concludes the software from Havertown, PA-based ProtoKinetics is a reliable alternative processing method. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim collected data with GaitRite hardware from 86 healthy older people and 44 older adults who had undergone surgical hip fracture repair four months prior to study entry and derived temporal-spatial variables from raw footfall data using both GaitRite and PKMAS processing programs.

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Sports med experts offer ACL workshop

September 26, 2014

By Emily Delzell Sports medicine specialists from The Ohio State University and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital are offering their 12th Annual ACL Workshop in Cincinnati at the hospital’s Medical Education Resource Center on October 11.

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