lower extremity review

MyPainAway Fibro Cream

January 29, 2016

Topical BioMedics has launched MyPainAway Fibro Cream powered by Topricin, a new product for the topical treatment of fibromyalgia pain. Naturally formulated to address the issues causing the aches and pains of fibromyalgia, the cream is intended to help the body rid itself of toxins and excess fluids at the pain site, taking pressure off the capillaries so oxygen and nutrients can flow back into the cells. This may help reduce the duration and intensity of fibro­myalgia episodes and improve restful sleep patterns

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Nail Creations Cosmetic Covers

January 29, 2016

Nail Creations are an attractive, safe, temporary cosmetic solution for damaged, infected, or missing toenails. These temporary, cosmetic grade cover-ups create the illusion of a healthy, beautiful toenail for a day at the beach or an evening out in open-toed shoes, while helping to protect the missing or damaged nail during the healing process

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Microfiber Shades Socks

January 29, 2016

Sigvaris North America has announced Microfiber Shades, a fun, new line of microfiber compression socks for people who need to wear graduated compression but want more playful socks with a pop of color.

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OdysseyK2 Prosthetic Foot

January 29, 2016

The OdysseyK2 from College Park has a curved hydraulic ankle, Intelliweave composite foot base, and customizable dual StrideControl.

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Balance Walking Poles

January 29, 2016

Balance Walking Poles are designed to align the spine during gait, keeping patients comfortably erect and allowing them to walk longer with better form. The poles offer an easy way to increase muscle engagement while decreasing joint loads.

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Exo-L ankle brace limits risky motion

January 29, 2016

A Dutch-designed ankle brace limits the inversion–plantar flexion motion responsible for most ankle sprains without limiting plantar flexion or dorsiflexion, according to results of a 12-person study published in November 2015 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine . The investigators tested participants’ talocrural and subtalar joint mobility with a 3D computed tomography (3D CT) stress test before and after application of the ankle brace, made by Delft-based Exo-L. They assessed range of motion during dorsiflexion to plantar flexion and combined eversion and dorsiflexion to combined inversion and plantar flexion

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Ottobock brings Bionx ankle to Europe

January 29, 2016

Duderstadt, Germany-based Ottobock reported in December that it has signed an exclusive deal with Bionx to distribute the Bedford, MA-based company’s motor-driven ankle in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Scandinavia.

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PediFix marks 130 years at APMA event

January 29, 2016

Quincy, MA-based PediFix Footcare Company celebrated its 130th anniversary with customers and friends at the October 2015 American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Region One Conference in Boston. PediFix offers an assortment of more than 200 therapeutic products, including Visco-Gel and Pedi-Gel digital devices, postoperative splints, an in-office OTC dispensing program and, most recently, ShoeZap, a 15-minute UV shoe sanitizer. Celebrations will continue throughout 2016, according to Jon Case, president of the family-owned company, which was established by Case’s great grandfather, Heinrich Berkemann, in Germany in 1885

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Tekscan broadens practitioners’ reach with tablet-based apps, automated documentation, and more

January 28, 2016

By LER Staff Tekscan, the Boston-based developer of tactile pressure measurement systems and software, is building on its userfriendly technology with a new focus on freeing its practitioner-users from their desks and laptops with seamless interfaces between mobile devices and the company’s software.

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Leading innovation in gait and balance measurement

January 28, 2016

By LER Staff According to ProtoKinetics cofounder Michael Rowling, accurate, objective gait analysis is no longer optional for clinicians who desire to help their patients retain, gain, or regain the independence so integral to their daily lives. 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.

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