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Weight-bearing casts for Achilles tear keep pace with nonweight-bearing

September 9, 2014

Use of a weight-bearing cast for the nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture produces outcomes that are at least equivalent to traditional nonweight-bearing casts, according to a randomized controlled trial from researchers in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Wearing the cure: 5 diseases wearables are tackling

September 9, 2014

Sometime in the near future, a wearable device will track every part of human physiology, every intake and output, and provide people with plans to optimize their lives for long-term health. The only question is whether you will use one device that tracks many health data points, or many devices that each do one thing really well.

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Why we walk

September 2, 2014

Why people walk is a hard question that looks easy. Upright bipedalism seems such an obvious advantage from the viewpoint of those already upright that we rarely see its difficulty. In the famous diagram, Darwinian man unfolds himself from frightened crouch to strong surveyor of the ages, and it looks like a natural ascension: you start out bending over, knuckles dragging, timidly scouring the ground for grubs, then you slowly straighten up until there you are, staring at the skies and counting the stars and thinking up gods to rule them

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Coral Joint Supplement

August 29, 2014

Coral introduces Coral Joint & Collagen Support, a supplement engineered to help maintain bone health and joint flexibility. Ingredients include above-the-sea EcoSafe coral minerals and vitamins D3, K1, and K2 for healthy bones; MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), GreenGrow glucosamine, and Pureflex chondroitin for joint health; undenatured Bio-Collagen UC-II to promote an immune response under extreme conditions; and Betaine HCL, calcium ascorbate, and malic acid for nutrient absorption.

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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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Square Toe Post-Op Shoe

August 29, 2014

Powerstep’s new Square Toe Post-Op Shoe is designed to provide protection for the foot following surgery or trauma. A rigid heel counter and ankle strap hold the foot securely in place to control motion in the shoe

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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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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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