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Hallux valgus and plantar pressure measurement

April 21, 2015

Researchers and clinicians have found that plantar pressure assessment can help document the dynamic effects of hallux valgus surgery, postoperative physical therapy, and footwear or orthotic interventions, particularly in cases involving less than optimal results after surgery.

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Double bonus: AFOs improve dual-task gait in 2 ways

April 14, 2015

Wearing ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) is associated with both physical and cognitive performance during dual-task gait in children with myelomeningocele, according to research presented in February at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) in New Orleans.

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Predicting recurrence after clubfoot treatment

April 7, 2015

In the search for factors that predict recurrence after use of the Ponseti method for successful treatment of idiopathic clubfoot, conclusive evidence is in short supply. However, the one factor that is consistently associated with the risk of recurrence is compliance with brace wear.

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Heel pain gains: Studies support multimodal treatment

March 31, 2015

Multimodal physical therapy is associated with significant symptom relief in patients with plantar heel pain, but may be most effective for those with symptoms lasting less than seven months, according to research presented in February at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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I just played with the future: PadBot and Telepresence Robots for all of us?

March 27, 2015

Greetings from SALSA. I just spent a few minutes postoperatively wandering around my friend Perry Mayer’s clinic in Hamilton, Ontario. This was courtesy of Perry’s very own PadBot , which allows simple controls from iPhone/Android to allow interaction and easy movement.

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OHI expands lower extremity offerings with Apex foot health division purchase

March 27, 2015

Ronkonkoma, NY-based Orthotic Holdings Inc (OHI) has purchased Aetrex Worldwide’s Apex Foot Health & Wellness division, the companies reported on March 3. The new entity will be known as Apex Foot Heath Industries, LLC, and will stay at Apex’s current location in Teaneck, NJ

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Tenex minimally invasive fasciotomy system eases plantar fasciitis pain

March 27, 2015

Data presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting in March in Atlanta show percutaneous ultrasonic fasciotomy using Tenex Health’s technology relieves plantar fasciitis pain.

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JCSMS poster pick shows good results for percutaneous fibular fracture repair

March 27, 2015

The coauthor of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science’s (JCSMS) pick for Graduate Student Fellow Poster presented his work on February 21 at the JCSMS annual meeting in Memphis, TN, showing good results for percutaneous fibular fracture repair compared with a standard open procedure. American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow in Training Andrew Yun, DPM, presented “Percutaneous Plating of Fibular Fractures,” which detailed the use of a minimally invasive percutaneous technique that uses a plate-screw construct for distal fibular fractures.

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Becker Orthopedic consolidates ops

March 27, 2015

Becker Orthopedic announced in February that it is consolidating operations at Albany, OR-based Becker Oregon with Becker Orthopedic’s main central fabrication services at the company’s headquarters in Troy, MI. Having a single, centrally located facility will increase efficiency, expand capacity, and improve customer and technical support, according to a company release.

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AlterG partners with PT provider network

March 27, 2015

Fremont, CA-based AlterG reported on February 25 its new partnership with the national Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN), based in Calabasas, CA. The collaboration will allow the PTPN’s independent rehabilitation providers to get education about AlterG technology, which includes the Anti-Gravity Treadmill and the Bionic Leg, and advice for branding and marketing their businesses.

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