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August 2017

Össur brace mimics native ACL function

The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine on July 6 epublished study data showing support with an Össur dynamic force anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) brace better matches the angle-dependent forces of a native ACL than a static force ACL brace. Continue reading

August 2017

Orthotic designer John Sabolich dies

John Alan Sabolich, CPO, owner and clinical director of Scott Sabolich Prosthetics & Research in Oklahoma City, OK, died July 23. He was 68. Continue reading

August 2017

AOFAS launches awareness campaign

The Rosemont, IL-based American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) in July launched a consumer awareness campaign and website to help the public recognize the value of seeking a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon for foot and ankle care. Continue reading

August 2017

APMA contributes ‘Choosing Wisely’ list

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) on August 1 published a “Choosing Wisely” list from the Bethesda, MD-based American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Continue reading

August 2017

Pacira’s Exparel cuts post-TKA opioid use

The Journal of Arthroplasty in August published data showing local infiltration analgesia (LIA) with liposomal bupivacaine (LB) made by Parsippany, NJ-based Pacira Pharmaceuticals improves pain scores and reduces opioid use after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared with LIA alone. Continue reading

August 2017

CIHR MSK institute names Kahn director

The Ottawa, Ontario-based Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in July appointed Karim Khan, PhD, scientific director of its Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, effective October 1. Continue reading

August 2017

Cleveland Clinic to host wound care event

The Cleveland Clinic announced in July that it plants to host the 2017 Limb Salvage and Woundcare Symposium October 6-7 in Independence, OH. The continuing medical education event will feature lectures, panel discussion, and case studies focused on limb revascularization and wound care for patients with diabetes. Continue reading

August 2017

Flip Flops: Biomechanical critiques resonate with clinicians and designers

It’s no secret by now that traditional flimsy flip flops are associated with gait alterations that can contribute to more serious issues, but for many patients, flip flops are a hard habit to break. A new generation of “comfort” flip flops offers an alternative, but clinicians remain wary.

By Shalmali Pal Continue reading

August 2017

Early warnings: Data support aggressive intervention

Osteoarthritis (OA) is commonly thought of as a disease that takes decades to manifest. But two new studies suggest some critical aspects of the ankle OA disease process actually develop quite quickly, emphasizing the importance of early intervention.

By Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading

August 2017

Physical examination could help predict risk of osteoarthritis after ankle sprain

Pain, swelling, and impaired motion within a year of an ankle sprain are associated with signs of early ankle osteoarthritis (OA), according to research from the Netherlands that could help clinicians identify and intervene early in at-risk patients.

By Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading

August 2017

Associations between history of injury and ankle shape have OA implications

Variations in ankle shape—some related to race—are associated with history of ankle injury, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that may have implications related to risk of post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (OA).

By Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading

August 2017

Cuboid height revisited: Study disputes link to Charcot ulcers

New research from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, raises questions about the clinical utility of assessing cuboid height to determine risk of midfoot ulcer development in patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy.

By Keith Loria Continue reading

August 2017

Charcot expert underscores midtarsal correction risks as well as successes

Surgical correction of midtarsal deformities related to Charcot neuroarthropathy can have a high success rate, but patient comorbidities should be carefully considered, according to research presented in July at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society in Seattle.

By Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading

August 2017

Statin users demonstrate decreased incidence of diabetic foot infection

Statin use may be protective against diabetic foot infection, according to research from Iran published in the July issue of Wounds.

By Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading

August 2017

Out on a Limb: Seeking a safer preseason

Anyone watching the injuries accumulate during the most recent National Football League (NFL) preseason might be en­couraged by the league’s  plans to shorten the pre­season from four weeks to three. But the medical literature suggests a much better way to reduce the incidence of preseason injuries.

Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor Continue reading

August 2017

Genesis XPS Pedorthic Shoes

Xelero introduces Genesis XPS pedorthic shoes for men and women. The shoes, which have a narrower outsole than the company’s Matrix models for a less-bulky appearance, feature an XPS propulsion… Continue reading

August 2017

RunScribe Wearable Sensors

RunScribe is a new wearable sensor system for data-driven runners, coaches, and clinicians to analyze stride. By capturing every foot strike, RunScribe provides a comprehensive view of a runner’s mechanics over the… Continue reading

August 2017

ProSelfCare Bum Wrap

The Bum Wrap from ProSelfCare is a fanny-pack style wrap that fits around the hips. It combines a hot/cold compress with therapy balls in an adjustable wrap to target and relieve muscle knots and trigger point pain in the… Continue reading

August 2017

Quadrastep E+ Orthoses

Nolaro24 introduces the Quad­ra­step E+ orthotic device to its Quadrastep System line, which provides custom-to-foot-type prefabricated foot orthoses as a state of the art alternative to traditional custom orthotic management. Continue reading

August 2017

Easy Walk Experience Shoes

New from Arcopedico USA is the Easy Walk Experience Collection of Portuguese-made comfort and travel footwear for active lifestyles, with a lower price point and new fabric technology. Continue reading

August 2017

MediCordz Lower Body Kit

Responding to customer requests, NZ Manufacturing now offers the MediCordz Core Stabilization Lower Body kit. Designed in conjunction with therapists from multiple disciplines, the Lower Body kit provides a… Continue reading

August 2017

Instavit Vitamin D Spray

Instavit now offers supplemental vitamin D in a spray delivery system to help improve lower extremity bone health in patients who have difficulty taking supplements in pill form. Referred to informally by the company as the… Continue reading

August 2017

BRD Sport G18 Knee Brace

The new BRD Sport G18 Knee Brace, with anatomically contoured 3D knit construction, now is even more comfortable and easier to apply. The knee sleeve is intended to aid recovery and reduce pain and… Continue reading

August 2017

Pro-Select Ankle Brace

New from Elite Orthopaedics is the Pro-Select Lace Up Ankle Brace, which retails for $12. The brace is intended for patients with chronic weak ankles, post ankle trauma, postop ankle… Continue reading

August 2017

Performance Protein Powder

Designer Protein’s Essential 10 Performance Protein supplement provides nutrients to aid postworkout recovery, alleviate muscle aches, and replenish electrolytes. Continue reading