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Now this is cool: Nurse is first US osseointegrated amputee

September 16, 2014

Making history: Nurse is first US osseointegrated amputee | Lower Extremity Review Magazine : ‘ By Samantha Rosenblum It was a first for Las Vegas physical therapist Edward Dolegowski, PT: An amputee reported that her prosthesis felt like her leg.

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EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer

August 29, 2014

The new EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer from Med Spec is a low-profile version of the EVO Ankle Stabilizer.

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Impacto Ergo Mates

August 29, 2014

Among the newest additions to the Impacto Protective Products foot protection line are Ergo Mates.

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Ironman Insoles

August 29, 2014

Spenco introduces new Ironman insoles, specifically engineered to help endurance athletes conquer challenges.

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Orthoflex Thermoplastic

August 29, 2014

Orthoflex, new from Allied O&P Supply, is a flexible, formable thermoplastic material designed for below-knee socket liners, above-knee socket liners, ankle foot orthosis cushioning, inner booties, shock absorption, and other orthotic and prosthetic applications. The strong, durable material is designed to be easily formable through all standard processes, drape form, blister form, and vacuum forming. Recommended oven temperatures are between 280°-325° depending on thickness.

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Arcopedico Cork Sandals

August 29, 2014

Arcopedico USA takes a refreshing look at women’s comfort footwear with its cork sandals. The sandals feature bright hues, flirty wedges, leather and knit straps, anti-slip thermal rubber, and lightweight soles made from natural Portuguese cork.

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Robotic ankle training for CP transitions from lab to clinic

August 29, 2014

Robotic training device setup.

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Early focus on gross motor skills may benefit children with autism

August 29, 2014

This child, aged nearly 4 years, was diagnosed with microcephaly, autism spectrum disorder, and hypotonia.

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BMI does not drop after surgical realignment for Blount disease

August 29, 2014

An adolescent male patient with left-sided Blount dis- ease who continued to gain weight despite realign- ment of his leg. (Photo courtesy of Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD, MPH.) Weight loss requires other tactics By Hank Black Surgical correction of the varus alignment that is characteristic of Blount disease does not lead to greater patient activity or reduction in body mass index (BMI), according to a recent study

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Analysts predict sluggish market for robotic orthopedic surgery systems

August 29, 2014

London, UK-based market information firm GlobalData reported in July that computer-assisted and robotic surgery are expected to remain the reserve of top-tier hospitals, mostly in developed countries, and that the technology has been slow to gain general acceptance. Robotic surgeries will have a minimal impact on the orthopedic power tools market, which is forecast to be worth almost $1.7 billion by 2020, reported GlobalData, which also noted the cost-effectiveness of robotic devices for high-volume surgeries, such as large joint reconstruction and spinal fusion, remains to be justified, particularly in the current economic climate.

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