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New procedure can ease pain from ankle arthritis without limiting the ankle’s mobility

October 21, 2014

It’s a surgery that is becoming increasingly more common. Ankle replacements usually are needed because of a bad accident or arthritis. But artificial ankles have come a long way and not all of them are the same

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‘Magic foot’ helps kids with nerve problems walk

October 14, 2014

Walking is something most of us take for granted, but for those with a condition called “foot drop” it can be a slow and frustrating challenge. For one little boy that’s about to change, thanks to a gadget that will put some power in his step. Eight-year-old Connor Chaney just got a shock and surprise.

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Achilles oddity: Heeled shoes may boost load during gait

October 7, 2014

A recent study using innovative technology has questioned the potential role of standard running shoes with slightly elevated heels for the prevention and treatment of Achilles tendon pathology. For many years, inadequate heel offset has been anecdotally implicated as a factor in tendinopathy of the Achilles, and elevating the heel to address this does seem to make sense.

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Allard ToeOff 2.0

September 26, 2014

Allard USA announces the ToeOff 2.0 ankle foot orthosis, with the same functionality as the original ToeOff plus new enhancements based on patient feedback. The D-Ring straps with Alligator Tabs are easily applied for right or left hand “pull” and reduce the risk of losing a strap. MicroFix high-strength hook material is preapplied for faster and easier application of SoftKit or ComfortKit.

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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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littleSteps in New Sizes

September 26, 2014

Nolaro24 introduces new sizes for littleSteps, its prefabricated foot orthoses specifically designed for kids. Four new sizes (00, 0, 8, and 9) have been added to the line, which now accommodates kids from toddler size 5 up to adult/children’s size 9

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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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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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Sigvaris Sleeves Now in Red

September 26, 2014

In response to popular demand, Sigvaris now offers its sports performance sleeves in red. Sigvaris performance sleeves help improve circulation and flush out lactic acid after a workout

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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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