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October 2014

NZ Manufacturing 
Catalog

NZ Manufacturing has released its newest catalog of 
resistance exercise products designed for rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports training, and fitness applications. The catalog includes a variety of in-water and dry-land swim training… Continue reading

October 2014

Freedom 
Prosthetic Cover

The Freedom Cover is JAFO’s lightweight prosthetic limb cover that is designed to fit 90% of above-knee amputees. The product is designed to meet the needs of patients who are tired of heavy metallic covers and dislike waiting week… Continue reading

October 2014

Redesigned
 Bunion Bootie

After months of focus group testing, surveying, measuring, and analyzing user feedback, Bunion Booties now have a new design. Bunion Booties are designed for patients who prefer not to undergo surgery or are poor candidates for surgery… Continue reading

October 2014

Big Easy
 Footwear

Orthofeet has introduced the new Big Easy line of stretchable shoes as a solution for patients with medical footwear needs. The washable shoes are available in both men’s and women’s sizes with widths of M, W, XW, and XXW. Continue reading

October 2014

Extreme Cold 
Thorlo Socks

Thorlo introduces its new Extreme Cold foot protection socks, engineered for maximum protection and comfort in the most extreme cold conditions. A cushioned instep and arch help provide a better fit, more support, and less pressure on… Continue reading

October 2014

Kydex-Pro
 Contracture Boot

New from the Leeder Group is the Kydex-Pro ankle contracture boot. Kydex is a strong and relatively hard thermoplastic material, with a hardness of 90 on the Rockwell R scale, but can be easily molded and reformed in the field. Continue reading

October 2014

Contact LT
 Digitizer

Amfit announces the release of the Contact LT for digital casting and design of custom foot orthotics. The Contact LT (or “light”) is smaller and lighter than the full-featured Contact Digitizer, but still sturdy enough for full weight-bearing scans. Continue reading

October 2014

Vibration
 Therapy Wraps

Brownmed introduces the Vibrating Knee and Elbow Wrap and the Vibrating Shin and Calf Wrap—two new products under the Intellinetix brand that harness the power of vibration therapy to help relieve arthritis pain and joint swelling Continue reading

October 2014

Quickthotics 
Insole System

The new Quickthotics Component Insole System from Spenco allows practitioners to dispense high-quality, prescription orthotic devices in the office in less than 10 minutes with no need for glue or a grinding machine. Continue reading

October 2014

Genium
 Protector

Ottobock announces the launch in the US and Canada of the Genium Protector cover for its Genium Bionic Prosthetic System. The Genium Protector cover’s shin component is combined with a protective footshell. Continue reading

October 2014

Arcopedico 
Fall Styles

Arcopedico USA introduces its fall 2014 line of women’s shoe styles. W12 is a school-inspired Oxford trouser shoe that features across-the-arch support to bolster tired feet, a lace-up upper that conforms to the shape of the foot, and an… Continue reading

October 2014

ComfortFit 
Stabilizer Brace

On September 1, ComfortFit Labs released the new ComfortFit Stabilizer Brace. With falls being the leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in older adults, ComfortFit is pleased to offer a product that will increase lower extremity… Continue reading

October 2014

AAOS releases new guidelines for hip fracture, ACL injury, infant hip dysplasia

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on September 9 released three new clinical practice guidelines (CPG) featuring evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating hip fractures in patients… Continue reading

October 2014

Software suppliers Opie, Futura merge

Company officers for Gaines­ville, FL-based Opie Software and Clearwater, FL-based Futura International announced the merger of their two companies and introduced a new prac­tice network, the Opie Choice Network, in… Continue reading

October 2014

Ottobock to support 2016 Paralympics

Duderstadt, Germany-based Ottobock HealthCare announced in September that it will provide technical services for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading

October 2014

JBIT MedPro system sees strong sales

Missouri City, TX-based JB3 Innovations’ JBIT MedPro lower limb strengthening device has experienced 5000% growth over the past 18 months, the company announced in September. Continue reading

October 2014

Kinematix offers wearable O&P tracker

Kinematix, which has a US office in Cambridge, MA, released on October 3 a wearable sensing device that can be embedded in orthotic and prosthetic devices to measure wear-time compliance and provide evidence of clinical efficacy. Continue reading

October 2014

CMS adds two OTS knee orthosis codes

The Centers for Medicare and  Medicaid Services (CMS) made effective on October 1 two new off-the-shelf (OTS) knee orthosis codes. Continue reading

October 2014

Sigvaris calls for photo contest entries

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris North America launched a photo contest in October to raise awareness of venous issues and promote leg health. Continue reading

October 2014

Freedom Innovations knee enters market

Irvine, CA-based Freedom Innovations in September released its new microprocessor knee prosthesis. The Plié 3 Microprocessor Controlled (MPC) Knee is designed to adjust to walking, running, uneven terrain, and occasional water exposure. Continue reading

October 2014

AOPA announces new board members

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced in September at its National Assembly in Las Vegas the organization’s newly elected executive committee officers and board members for the 2014-2015 term. Continue reading

October 2014

Townsend brace improves knee function

A poster presented at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly, held in September in Las Vegas, found that use of a decompressive knee brace from Bakersfield, CA-based Townsend Design significantly… Continue reading

October 2014

Echometrix patents ultrasound method

The US Patent and Trademark Office on September 19 awarded Madison, WI-based Echometrix a patent for its ultrasound technology for the dynamic functional analysis of injured and healing tissues. Continue reading

October 2014

Dr. Comfort supports cancer research

Milwaukee, WI-based Dr. Comfort is offering the Tonya, a tall, stylish pink slipper for women, and pink versions of its Victory and Victory Plus athletic shoes in honor of October’s Breast Cancer… Continue reading

October 2014

Hornfisher joins OHI as channel manager

Ronkonkoma, NY-based Orthotic Holdings, Inc (OHI) announced October 1 that Russell Hornfisher has joined its development team as O&P channel manager. Continue reading