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April 2015

FreeSport Knee Sleeve and Wrap

Breg has launched the FreeSport knee sleeve and wrap for athletes with mild to moderate discomfort, patellar maltracking, and related injuries such as runner’s knee. The FreeSport knee sleeve and wrap were created as a solution to issues of patient… Continue reading

April 2015

SenMoCOR Rehab System

SenMoCOR (Sensory Motor Control-Oriented Rehabilitation) offers the user and the clinician immediate visual feedback regarding sensory motor control with an easy-to-wear laser and laser targets. Developed by the International Academy of Orthopedic… Continue reading

April 2015

ProTech Met Foot Orthosis

Powerstep’s new ProTech Met offers the stability, support and comfort of the company’s ProTech Full Length Orthotic but has the added benefit of a built-in metatarsal pad, which helps spread and cushion the metatarsal heads to… Continue reading

April 2015

Spring Footwear From Spenco

Spenco introduces its new fashion-forward footwear for spring 2015. New this year are Crackle and Nightlight athletic slides, which capture the bright, rich color trend in popular footwear. Other sandals feature metallic embellishments, reptilian textures… Continue reading

April 2015

Curbell Transfer Paper Website

Curbell Plastics is introducing myDesignOandP.com, a new website that allows patients to explore patterns and colors of transfer papers to personalize thermoplastic orthotic and prosthetic devices. Involving patients, and pediatric patients in particular… Continue reading

April 2015

Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer

Hersco offers a new Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer as the latest addition to its line of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). The new Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer is an AFO designed for Chopart amputees who wish to remain active. Addressing concerns about AFOs feeling… Continue reading

April 2015

ManukaMed Honey Dressing

ManukaMed USA has launched an improved version of its ManukaHD Lite honey-impregnated dressing, designed to provide active absorption of wound exudates and maximum exposure to medical-grade Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) honey… Continue reading

April 2015

Expedition Foot Orthosis

Footmaxx has introduced the Expedition, a durable and lightweight orthotic device featuring a carbon fiber module, Poron XRD midlayer, and silver-infused X-Static topcover for… Continue reading

April 2015

Techmax Epoxy Resin

Streifeneder USA now offers Techmax Epoxy Resin, a new adhesive formulated specifically for technicians in the orthotics and prosthetics industry. Techmax is a durable, high-performance resin that is low odor, antibacterial, and contains no volatile… Continue reading

April 2015

Soft Opaque Now in Mulberry

Sigvaris offers one of the season’s on-trend shades, Mulberry, in its Soft Opaque hosiery collection. With the softness of microfiber and durable, breathable construction, Soft Opaque hosiery is designed to look and feel like designer fashion tights… Continue reading

April 2015

Cascade Dafo Strap Updates

Cascade Dafo announces two customer-driven improvements to the straps on its orthoses. First, both custom and prefabricated DAFO (Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis) solutions now have a clean, new look, thanks to upgraded Ultrasonic Welded Straps… Continue reading

April 2015

NATA study shows AT access improving

Just over a third of US high schools have at least one full-time athletic trainer, the gold standard of care recommended by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), according to a study published in February in the Journal of Athletic Training, the association’s scientific publication. Continue reading

April 2015

Össur, CAF fund 2015 Mobility Clinics

Foothill Ranch, CA-based Össur and the San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) in March announced a new multiyear global sponsorship agreement that continues their decades-long collaboration to support people with limb loss. Continue reading

April 2015

First PFA President Saul Marmer dies

Saul Marmer, CPed, the first president of the Pedorthic Footcare Association (established 1958) died March 16. He was 90. Continue reading

April 2015

Lim gains partners for prosthetic socket

Lim Innovations reported in March that it has generated more than 10 clinical partners and providers for its Infinite Socket, which the San Francisco-based company launched in limited market release in September 2014. Continue reading

April 2015

JOSPT board names Abbott editor-elect

The Board of Directors for JOSPT, the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, in an April editorial named J. Haxby Abbott, DPT, PhD, FNZCP, editor-elect of the publication. Abbott will replace editor Guy G. Simoneau, PT, PhD, ATC, who has helmed the journal since 2002. Continue reading

April 2015

Vionic founder Phillip Vasyli killed

Podiatrist Phillip Vasyli was stabbed to death in his home in Old Fort Bay on New Providence Island, Bahamas, on March 24. He was 59. Bahamian authorities have charged his wife, Donna Vasyli, with his murder. Continue reading

April 2015

Ankle exoskeleton lowers energy costs

A letter published online April 1 by Nature reported that an unpowered exoskeleton reduces the metabolic cost of walking by 7.2 ± 2.6% for healthy human users under natural conditions, savings comparable to those with powered devices. Continue reading

April 2015

BOC wins sales, customer service Stevies

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), based in Owings Mills, MD, won three business awards in February at the ninth annual Stevie Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Continue reading

April 2015

At-risk youth: ACL revisions plague pediatric populations

Two large studies presented in late March at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) added to the evidence that pediatric patients have an elevated risk of surgical revision after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction…

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April 2015

Most NFL players successfully return from Lisfranc injury, but it takes time

Almost all National Football League (NFL) players who sustain tarsometatarsal (Lisfranc) joint injuries return to competition, but very few do so quickly, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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April 2015

Habitual foot-strike patterns may persist in older runners after switch from shoes

Experienced runners older than 30 years are less likely than adolescents to change foot strike pattern when switching from traditional running shoes to barefoot running, which may increase their risk of injury, according to a study from the University of Kansas in Kansas City.

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April 2015

Inclination insights: Ankle motion predicts wedge insole effect

Motion analysis of the ankle joint complex may predict how a patient with medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) will respond to using a lateral wedge insole, according to a new study from the University of Salford in the UK.

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April 2015

MRI reveals cartilage change associated with altered kinematics after ACL injury

Altered tibial position during flexion and extension one year after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is associated with early cartilage changes, according to research presented in late March in Las Vegas at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

By Jordana Bieze Foster

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April 2015

Ankle fracture patients have elevated levels of synovial biomarkers for OA

Patients with acute intra-articular ankle fractures demonstrate elevated levels of biomarkers that are commonly associated with osteoarthritis (OA), suggesting that the degenerative process that leads…

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