lower extremity review

NZ Manufacturing 
Catalog

October 29, 2014

NZ Manufacturing has released its newest catalog of 
resistance exercise products designed for rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports training, and fitness applications. The catalog includes a variety of in-water and dry-land swim training products, including StrechCordz products for aqua­tic aerobics and for novice or high-level competitive swimmers and triathletes. TurfCordz products for athletes are designed for strength training, explosive start drills, increasing speed, and improved flexibility

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Arcopedico Fall Styles

October 29, 2014

Arcopedico USA introduces its fall 2014 line of women’s shoe styles. W12 is a school-inspired Oxford trouser shoe that features across-the-arch support to bolster tired feet, a lace-up upper that conforms to the shape of the foot, and an anatomical footbed

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Arcopedico 
Fall Styles

October 29, 2014

Arcopedico USA introduces its fall 2014 line of women’s shoe styles. W12 is a school-inspired Oxford trouser shoe that features across-the-arch support to bolster tired feet, a lace-up upper that conforms to the shape of the foot, and an anatomical footbed.

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ComfortFit Stabilizer Brace

October 29, 2014

On September 1, ComfortFit Labs released the new ComfortFit Stabilizer Brace. With falls being the leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in older adults, ComfortFit is pleased to offer a product that will increase lower extremity stability and help decrease the risk of falls. The ComfortFit Stabilizer Brace is designed to decrease pain, improve mobility, reduce postural sway, increase ankle stability, and facilitate muscular coordination

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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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