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STS XXL Slipper Sock

March 1, 2016

The STS Company has developed a new size of its slipper casting sock for those individuals with very large feet who are in need of custom foot orthotic devices. The Extra-Extra Large (XXL) Slipper Sock is designed to create an accurate model of the foot for the fabrication of custom orthotic devices for patients whose shoe size is a men’s 15 or larger

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ToeSnug Buttress Pad

March 1, 2016

Evenup is excited to introduce its new product, the ToeSnug Buttress Pad, for treating hammertoes, hard and soft corns, metatarsalgia, and spreading and overlapping toes. For toes that are contracted and bent, the ToeSnug acts as a bumper above the toes to reduce dorsal pressure from footwear.

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TriZone Knee Brace

February 29, 2016

DonJoy, a DJO Global company, is proud to introduce the TriZone Knee Brace. Featuring compression knit and silicone materials, TriZone is a lightweight, low-profile knee sleeve designed for performance as well as protection from knee pain. The TriZone Knee Brace combines the benefits of proprioception and compression in one fast application

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Swede-O Thermal Supports

January 29, 2016

Swede-O announces a new generation of Thermal Supports engineered with MVT2 (Micro Ventilated Thermal) technology, which is designed to provide compression and warmth for pain relief in patients with sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, arthritis, and other painful conditions. The microventilated, breathable membrane with moisture-wicking technology provides a free flow of air for added comfort, while the soft thermal lining captures and retains body heat to help relieve pain. Swede-O’s Thermal Support line includes lower extremity products in a wide range of sizes to fit most body types.

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KanoPrint Direct Forming Station

January 29, 2016

Kano-Labs has updated its KanoPrint Direct Forming Station, designed for the creation of custom total contact corrective orthotic devices—with the foot either in a subtalar-neutral, nonweightbearing position or in a corrected position—while accounting for soft tissue expansion. The KanoPrint 2.0 station is about 20% smaller than the original and about 50% lighter in weight, so it can be moved between rooms more easily. Updates include the ability to take two impressions at once and the option of positioning the controls on either the front or the back of the unit to accommodate user preferences

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Microfiber Shades Socks

January 29, 2016

Sigvaris North America has announced Microfiber Shades, a fun, new line of microfiber compression socks for people who need to wear graduated compression but want more playful socks with a pop of color.

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Unequal Insoles from Spenco

January 29, 2016

Spenco and Unequal Technologies have collaborated to produce insoles for athletes at risk for lower extremity stress injuries. Unequal Protective Cushioning provides ultra-thin comfort, and Unequal Protective Stability has a lightweight orthotic cradle

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OdysseyK2 Prosthetic Foot

January 29, 2016

The OdysseyK2 from College Park has a curved hydraulic ankle, Intelliweave composite foot base, and customizable dual StrideControl.

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Ossur hosts Boston bombing survivors

December 18, 2015

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky in September visited Össur’s global headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, to discuss their experiences as recent amputees and to learn about innovations in prosthetic limbs. In April 2013, then-newlyweds Downes and Kensky were spectators standing near the marathon’s finish line. Both lost lower limbs as a result of the explosion and wear Össur prostheses

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AAOS clarifies guidance for ACL injuries

December 18, 2015

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in October released a new appropriate-use guideline for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to clarify recommendations from its 2014 ACL injury guidelines. The AAOS 2014 Clinical Practice Guideline, “Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries” recommended that reconstructive surgery occur within five months of ACL injury to protect the knee joint and that, in young adults aged 18 to 35 years, autografts are preferable to allografts for ACL reconstructions.

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