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Spenco Slides and Sandals

July 27, 2016

Spenco Medical Corporation’s new line of sandals and slides is characterized by summery stripes, bright colors, and a new width option. New to the Spenco footwear line are the Breeze open-toe slides and sandals for men and women and the Montauk closed-toe slide for women. Breeze styles, created for athletes in need of recovery footwear, feature breathable uppers, soft synthetic linings, and a slight heel lift

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EcoPure Coral Powder

July 27, 2016

EcoPure Coral Powder is derived from coral that is harvested “above-sea” to help protect the ocean. This powder, featured in the Coral Complex3 supplement from Coral, is also available on its own.

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Össur Rebound Hip Brace

July 27, 2016

Össur has launched Rebound Hip, a comfortable, lightweight postoperative brace for patients recovering from hip arthro­scopy, gluteus medius repair, or hamstring repair surgery. The universal belt fits hip circumferences up to 48″, and an optional belt extender accommodates hip circumferences up to 67″

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Aquaroll System

July 27, 2016

The Aquaroll System from AquarollUSA is designed to enhance treatment of the foot, ankle, and other extremities. The Aquaroll bead hydromassage system combines 30,000 glass beads and water in motion to create a standing wave

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CuraMedix OrthoPulse Ultra

July 27, 2016

The OrthoPulse Ultra from Cura­Medix is an acoustic pressure wave device that combines EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology), innovation, and performance to help physicians eliminate their patients’ musculoskeletal pain. The system includes a compressed air ballistic pulse wave generator, a D-Actor hand piece, and three applicators. EPAT is a noninvasive treatment method designed to help damaged tissue regenerate and heal.

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ISPO reports on disability rehab outreach

July 26, 2016

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) in March published the final report on its joint program with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on disability rehabilitation in the developing world. The ISPO-USAID report, “Rehabilitation of people with physical disabilities in developing countries,” details the program’s successful activities, which include 112 candidates from 34 countries in its scholarship program completing their study to become prosthetists, orthotists, and orthopedic technologists (a 95% student progression rate due to rigorous selection criteria); measuring the impact of its programs in 13 countries; and pro­gress in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the first WHO Standards for Prosthetics and Ortho­tics Service Provision. Download the full report at ispoint.org .

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GlobalData predicts slow joint surgery mkt

July 26, 2016

London, UK-based GlobalData on June 29 forecasted slow expansion through 2022 for the global hip and knee reconstruction market, which encompasses 39 countries and includes primary, partial, and revision hip and knee replacements, as well as hip resurfacing. Sluggish growth will see the market increase at a compound annual growth rate of 2.5%, from just under $14 billion in 2015 to $16.46 billion by 2022, according to the research and consulting firm

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West first female sports medical head in NFL

July 26, 2016

The Washington Redskins on June 15 announced that Robin West, MD, is the team’s new director of sports medicine, which also makes her the first female head team physician in the National Football League.

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Treatment of distal toe calluses and ulcerations

July 19, 2016

When calluses or ulcers develop on the distal aspect of the lesser toes, offloading pressure from the distal end of the digit is essential for healing to occur. Research suggests that toe crest pads offer an inexpensive but effective means of offloading and healing these distal wounds.

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Special footwear may not improve knee arthritis

July 19, 2016

Shoes with modified midsoles designed to relieve pressure on the knee joint don’t improve pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis any more than a new pair of regular walking shoes, according to an Australian study. Knee osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear of the knee joint, may affect up to a quarter of women and 15 percent of men over age 60, the researchers write in Annals of Internal Medicine .

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