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March 2015

OHI expands lower extremity offerings with Apex foot health division purchase

Ronkonkoma, NY-based Orthotic Holdings Inc (OHI) has purchased Aetrex Worldwide’s Apex Foot Health & Wellness division, the companies reported on March 3. The new entity will be known as… Continue reading

March 2015

Olympic marathoner’s family sues Vibram

The family of Olympic mara­thon runner Abebe Bikila in February filed a lawsuit in Tacoma, WA, federal court seek­ing up to $15 million in damages from minimalist foot­wear maker Vibram for… Continue reading

March 2015

AOPA invites O&P research proposals

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) on February 27 unveiled its slate of 2015 RFPs (request for proposals), inviting O&P research project submissions. Continue reading

March 2015

BOC is OPAF Silver Sponsor for 5th year

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) announced in February that the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is for the fifth consecutive year a Silver Level Sponsor with a… Continue reading

March 2015

Tenex minimally invasive fasciotomy system eases plantar fasciitis pain

Data presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting in March in Atlanta show percutaneous ultrasonic fasciotomy using Tenex Health’s technology relieves plantar fasciitis pain. Continue reading

March 2015

Olympian opens Algeos Innovation Suite

Olympic heptathlete Kelly Sotherton on February 24 officially opened Algeos’s £50,000 ($74,000) state-of-the-art medical technology center at Birmingham Metropolitan College’s Matthew Boulton Campus in the UK. Continue reading

March 2015

Sols offers direct-to-consumer insoles

New York City-based Sols announced in late February that it has secured $11.1 million in a Series B funding round to boost its consumer product pipeline. Continue reading

March 2015

JCSMS poster pick shows good results for percutaneous fibular fracture repair

The coauthor of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science’s (JCSMS) pick for Graduate Student Fellow Poster presented his work on February 21 at the JCSMS annual meeting in Memphis, TN, showing good results for… Continue reading

March 2015

Becker Orthopedic consolidates ops

Becker Orthopedic announced in February that it is consolidating operations at Albany, OR-based Becker Oregon with Becker Orthopedic’s main central fabrication services at the company’s headquarters in Troy, MI. Continue reading

March 2015

Spenco 2nd Skin sales on the rise

Waco, TX-based Spenco reported in early March that sales of its 2nd Skin first aid products have climbed steadily over the last two years, rising 9% in 2013 and 11% in 2014. Continue reading

March 2015

AlterG partners with PT provider network

Fremont, CA-based AlterG reported on February 25 its new partnership with the national Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN), based in Calabasas, CA. Continue reading

March 2015

Hewett to head Mayo sports med research

Sports medicine expert Timothy E. Hewett, PhD, will join the Mayo Clinic on July 1 as director of sports medicine research and biomechanics. Continue reading

March 2015

UK unis to host international PFP events

The University of Manchester and the University of Central Lancaster in the UK announced in February plans to host two international events on patello­femoral pain this September. Continue reading

March 2015

NATA gives first youth sports safety awards

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association on March 2 presented its inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to three recipients at the annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Irvine, TX. Continue reading

March 2015

Triton device debuts at Hanger event

Birmingham, AL-based Hanger on February 3 debuted its Triton smart ankle at the annual Hanger Education Fair and National Meeting in Las Vegas, where practitioners fit two amputee patients with the microprocessor-controlled prosthetic ankle-feet. Continue reading

March 2015

Retraining gains: In-field cadence cues reduce impacts

In-field gait retraining, which cues a modest increase in step rate, can help address biomechanical risk factors associated with tibial stress fracture in runners, according to research from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Continue reading

March 2015

Study finds triceps surae injury rate associated with age in soccer players

Older elite male soccer players sustain significantly more triceps surae injuries than do their younger counterparts, and could benefit from targeted training to prevent such injuries… Continue reading

March 2015

Most baseball players return from ACL reconstruction, but play in fewer games

Nearly all Major League Baseball position players who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction return to play at least 30 games, but those who do return play in fewer games… Continue reading

March 2015

Double bonus: AFOs improve dual-task gait in two ways

Wearing ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) is associated with both physical and cognitive performance during dual-task gait in children with myelomeningocele, according to research presented in… Continue reading

March 2015

Plantar flexion resistance alters knee flexion, foot strike in stroke patients

Increasing the plantar flexion resistance of an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) reduces knee hyperextension and changes foot strike pattern during gait in chronic stroke patients, according to research presented in… Continue reading

March 2015

More restrictive orthotic devices boost balance over time in children with CP

Balance improves over time in children with cerebral palsy (CP) who switch from a dorsiflexion-free orthotic device to a more restrictive one, according to research from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Continue reading

March 2015

Ring Lock Knee 
Joint 1402-B

The design of the Modular Ring Lock Knee Joint, model 1402-B, is intended to minimize size and weight without compromising strength or durability. Universal coronal and sagittal contours… Continue reading

March 2015

StabiloGen Eco
Knee Brace

Bort-Swiss Orthopedic Supply offers the new StabiloGen Eco (114 520J)—a knitted knee brace designed to prevent knee pain and provide patellar stabilization. The knee brace is engineered to… Continue reading

March 2015

Home Heart Beats
AFO Assist

The Original AFO Assist from Home Heart Beats is a lower body dressing aid used by stroke survivors, patients with multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy, and other physically challenged… Continue reading

March 2015

Therapeutic Plus
Diabetic Insoles

Barefoot Science has introduced Therapeutic Plus insoles for patients with diabetes. The 3D two-tone mesh top layer, designed for enhanced durability and adaptability, is also… Continue reading