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Women, blacks at greater risk for bunions

December 9, 2014

A large cohort study has confirmed several risk factors associated with hallux valgus: female sex, African-American race, older age, pes planus and knee/hip osteoarthritis (OA). The study, published online in Arthritis Care and Research found the highest prevalence of hallux valgus in African-American women: 70 percent.

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Regrowing cartilage could be the answer for people suffering from osteoarthritis in knees

December 1, 2014

There’s a glimmer of hope for some of the millions of people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knees. Researchers have found a way to regrow cartilage in the knee and perhaps even prevent knee-replacement surgery, WCBS-TV’s Dr.

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Can wearing heels into your 70s save you from deadly accidents?

November 24, 2014

When should a woman stop wearing high heels? It may sound frivolous, but, in fact, high heels — and their effect on balance — could have serious implications for women’s health and even their lifespan

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High heels: Elevating the discussion

November 4, 2014

The biomechanical implications of high-heeled shoes are well known, and now dramatic weight-bearing images and new study findings are taking practitioner and patient awareness to the next level. But many women are still sacrificing their feet for fashion.

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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

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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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Redesigned Bunion Bootie

October 29, 2014

After months of focus group testing, surveying, measuring, and analyzing user feedback, Bunion Booties now have a new design. Bunion Booties are designed for patients who prefer not to undergo surgery or are poor candidates for surgery, or as part of a postoperative protocol for those who have already undergone bunion surgery. Odor- and bacteria-resistant Bunion Booties gently but effectively separate the big toe from the other toes to help reduce tension, and their low profile allows them to be undetectable in most shoes, while minimizing bulk and pressure on the sensitive area of the patient’s foot.

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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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Vibration
 Therapy Wraps

October 29, 2014

Brownmed introduces the Vibrating Knee and Elbow Wrap and the Vibrating Shin and Calf Wrap—two new products under the Intellinetix brand that harness the power of vibration therapy to help relieve arthritis pain and joint swelling. Each new Intellinetix product seeks to take the demonstrated benefits of whole body vibration and apply them to specific parts of the body to provide targeted relief. Rechargeable and easy to use, the vibration therapy products can be turned on and off with a push of a button.

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Genium
 Protector

October 29, 2014

Ottobock announces the launch in the US and Canada of the Genium Protector cover for its Genium Bionic Prosthetic System.

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