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August 2014

Comfortmaxx Orthoses

New from Footmaxx is the Comfortmaxx hand-crafted custom orthosis line featuring 100% merino wool and designed with comfort in mind. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months and cool in hot months… Continue reading

August 2014

Coral Joint Supplement

Coral introduces Coral Joint & Collagen Support, a supplement engineered to help maintain bone health and joint flexibility. Ingredients include above-the-sea EcoSafe coral minerals and vitamins D3, K1, and… Continue reading

August 2014

EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer

The new EVO Quatro Ankle Stabilizer from Med Spec is a low-profile version of the EVO Ankle Stabilizer. The Quatro’s boot design has been modified to reduce the coverage around the midfoot and allow for… Continue reading

August 2014

Impacto Ergo Mates

Among the newest additions to the Impacto Protective Products foot protection line are Ergo Mates. Ergo Mates are designed to reduce fatigue, pain, and discomfort when walking or standing for long periods. Continue reading

August 2014

Ironman Insoles

Spenco introduces new Ironman insoles, specifically engineered to help endurance athletes conquer challenges. Available in Ironman Race and Ironman Train configurations, the insoles offer a combination of cushioning… Continue reading

August 2014

Orthoflex Thermoplastic

Orthoflex, new from Allied O&P Supply, is a flexible, formable thermoplastic material designed for below-knee socket liners, above-knee socket liners, ankle foot orthosis cushioning, inner booties, shock absorption… Continue reading

August 2014

Square Toe Post-Op Shoe

Powerstep’s new Square Toe Post-Op Shoe is designed to provide protection for the foot following surgery or trauma. A rigid heel counter and ankle strap hold the foot securely in place to control motion in the shoe. Continue reading

August 2014

Arcopedico Cork Sandals

Arcopedico USA takes a refreshing look at women’s comfort footwear with its cork sandals. The sandals feature bright hues, flirty wedges, leather and knit straps, anti-slip thermal rubber, and lightweight soles made… Continue reading

August 2014

Robotic ankle training for CP transitions from lab to clinic

A robotic system developed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), previously shown to have efficacy in a research lab setting, is also effective when used in a physical therapy clinic for ankle training in children with…

By Hank Black Continue reading

August 2014

Early focus on gross motor skills may benefit children with autism

In children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), lower fine and gross motor skills are associated with higher disease severity scores, according to new research that supports the concept of earlier motor skills intervention in this population.

By Shalmali Pal Continue reading

August 2014

BMI does not drop after surgical realignment for Blount disease

Surgical correction of the varus alignment that is characteristic of Blount disease does not lead to greater patient activity or reduction in body mass index (BMI), according to a recent study.

By Hank Black Continue reading

August 2014

Analysts predict sluggish market for robotic orthopedic surgery systems

London, UK-based market information firm GlobalData reported in July that computer-assisted and robotic surgery are expected to remain the reserve of top-tier hospitals, mostly in developed countries, and that the technology has been slow to gain general acceptance. Continue reading

August 2014

Pedorthic groups announce symposium

The Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) and the Pre­scription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association (PFOLA) announced in July the two organizations will partner for the annual PAC Symposium in 2015. Continue reading

August 2014

DME admins to reject claims with errors

Beginning September 1, paper claims that are billed with incorrect modifiers will be returned as “unprocessable,” according to Nash­ville, TN-based CGS Administrators, the Jurisdiction C Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor (DME MAC). Continue reading

August 2014

O&P Social launches new platform

O&P Social, a social media site for O&P, pedorthic, and allied health professionals, in July revamped its site, oandpsocial.com, with new functions and features. Continue reading

August 2014

Insoles decrease sensitivity to pain

A study epublished on July 16 reported that shock-absorbing insoles (SAIs) made by Otto Bock Scandinavia in Norrköping, Sweden, reduce pain sensitivity and perception in young soccer players playing on artificial turf. Continue reading

August 2014

Self-adapting dressing reduces costs

Santa Clara, CA-based Osnovative Systems reported in July that a study of its self-adaptive wound dressing showed the product reduced wound care costs by 30%. Continue reading

August 2014

Sigvaris offers education, marks 150 years

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris North America is offering several educational opportunities to practitioners who fit compression hose and stockings, the company announced in July. Continue reading

August 2014

US district court dismisses AOPA suit

In August the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision granting the government’s motion to dismiss the case the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) filed in May 2013 challenging the Medicare… Continue reading

August 2014

Tekscan demos devices at biomech event

Tekscan introduced attendees of the seventh World Congress of Biomechanics, held in Boston July 6-11, to a variety of its lab based biomechanical assessment and application technology solutions. Continue reading

August 2014

ACFAP installs DeCaro as new president

The American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP) installed Louis J. DeCaro, DPM, on July 25 as its new president. DeCaro, who is currently in private practice in West Hatfield, MA, and directs several adult and pediatric biomechanics clinics, specializes in podopediatrics. Continue reading

August 2014

Bacterin filler effective for talar defects

Patients with osteochondral defects of the talus and previously failed microfractures who underwent malleolar osteotomy and implantation of Belgrade, MT-based Bacterin’s allograft bone graft material had positive outcomes at two-year follow-up, according to a study epublished in July by The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. Continue reading

August 2014

Down syndrome group honors Veldman

The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) on July 12 presented SureStep CEO Bernie Veldman, CO, with its 2014 Exceptional Meritorious Service at its annual conference in Indianapolis. Continue reading

August 2014

Diabetic shoes cut lower extremity risks

Milwaukee, WI-based Dr. Comfort released results in July of a study showing people with type 2 diabetes who wear therapeutic shoes lower their likelihood of developing foot ulcers and undergoing lower limb amputations. Continue reading

August 2014

CaerVision appoints new director

Frederick, MD-based CaerVision, in July appointed Sarah Brey­meier senior director of its Podiatry Network, which provides educational and marketing content for televisions and monitors in practitioners’ waiting and exam rooms. Continue reading