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April 2017

Pedoped Insole for Load Analysis

novel GmbH introduces the Pedoped insole, the latest advancement in its load measuring technology. The product features one large sensor that covers the entire surface of the foot to accurately measure the normal ground reaction force under the foot independent of… Continue reading

April 2017

FasciaFix Sleeve

The PediFix Footcare Company offers the FasciaFix Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve, a new compression sleeve to help relieve heel and arch pain related to plantar fasciitis. By compressing and supporting the arch in two directions, the new plantar fasciitis compression… Continue reading

April 2017

Updated Custom Diabetic Inserts

Apex Foot Health Industries reintroduces Apex Custom Diabetic Inserts (CDI) with an entirely new ScanCast 3D technology application to scan and submit orders. Apex ScanCast 3D orders are fabricated to precisely fit Apex footwear, as well as other brands, with… Continue reading

April 2017

Noraxon Ninox Camera System

Noraxon USA has released the Ninox camera system, a port­able, USB-powered, high-definition camera system with integrated LED light for capturing and analyzing human movement data. The camera system is designed to give biomechanics researchers… Continue reading

April 2017

Navy Midtown Socks for Men

The Sigvaris Midtown Microfiber compression collection for men now includes navy socks in two compression levels, 15-20 mm Hg and 20-30 mm Hg. The compression socks are designed to be comfortable and durable while providing therapeutic relief. Continue reading

April 2017

Astro XO Exoskeleton

Astro Medical introduces the Astro XO flexible exoskeleton designed to rehabilitate ankle power and forward propulsion to treat soft tissue and joint disorders (such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis) that affect gait. Continue reading

April 2017

Partial Foot Prosthesis

New from Custom Composite Manufacturing is the Partial Foot Prosthesis, specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs of Chopart and Lisfranc (transmetatarsal) amputees. The Partial Foot Prosthesis is designed to help restore normal foot biomechanics and facilitate the… Continue reading

April 2017

EO2 oxygen delivery device heals DFUs

Results of a randomized controlled trial presented in March at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) in Houston found continuous diffusion of oxygen (CDO) with San Antonio-based EO2 Concepts’ Trans Cu O2 System was more effective for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) than standard approaches. Continue reading

April 2017

BOC manager, sales team win Stevies

The Owings Mills, MD-based Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) in March announced its receipt of awards in two categories at the 11th annual Stevie Awards gala, held February 24 in Las Vegas by the Fairfax, VA-based Stevie Awards group. Continue reading

April 2017

Sigvaris marks North American expansion

Peachtree City, GA-based Sigvaris in March celebrated the grand opening of its expansion for its North American headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included local city officials, employees, and members of the company’s founding family. Continue reading

April 2017 goes live, tells ToeOff story

Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA announced in late March that its new website,, is live. The site features the history of its ToeOff ankle foot orthosis, a “40 Reasons” section detailing the company’s process from manufacturing to social responsibility, and links to Allard suppliers worldwide. Continue reading

April 2017

DonJoy introduces TriFit OA knee brace

San Diego-based DJO Global in March launched the OA Reaction TriFit Knee brace from DonJoy, the company’s latest osteoarthritis (OA) knee brace designed to provide pain relief to those with moderate to severe knee OA. Continue reading

April 2017

Paceline buys Orthomerica’s Seal PVA biz

Matthews, NC-based Paceline in late March acquired Orlando, FL-based Orthomerica’s Seal PVA business. Continue reading

April 2017

ABC funds journal issue for AOPA papers

The Washington, DC-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) announced in March that the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) will sponsor the 2017 AOPA World Congress Presidential Papers, the top 10 clinical education submissions to the congress of original research backed by a full manuscript. Continue reading

April 2017

Ottobock acquires BionX active ankle

Austin, TX-based Ottobock HealthCare in March acquired prosthetic foot and ankle maker BionX Medical Technologies, headquartered in Boston, MA. Continue reading

April 2017

KD, OREF award orthopedic researchers

Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) in March at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented four awards of $20,000 each to scientists for conducting outstanding musculoskeletal research. The meeting took place March 14-18 in San Diego. Continue reading

April 2017

HHS data validate KOOS JR. survey

Investigators from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) on March 14 presented research at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in San Diego that confirms a seven-question survey developed at the Manhattan-based center is a valid and efficient tool for assessing patient outcomes following revision total knee replacement. Continue reading

April 2017

Curbell aids high school prosthetic project

Orchard Park, NY-based Curbell Plastics in March provided technical expertise and donated material to students in the Technology and Engineering (STEM) Program at Wilson High School in West Lawn, PA. Continue reading

April 2017

PCL brace reduces peak PFJ pressures

The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics on March 31 published a study of Foothill Ranch, CA-based Össur’s Rebound PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) brace, showing the device significantly reduced peak patello­femoral joint (PFJ) pressures in in PCL-deficient knees compared with no brace. Continue reading

April 2017

Tekscan launches gait analysis system

Boston, MA-based Tekscan on April 28 introduced the worldwide release of its Strideway gait analysis system. The modular pressure mea­surement system provides kinetic, temporal, and spatial gait parameters, as well pressure and force data. Continue reading

April 2017

Protecting hip implants: Gait patterns help predict wear rates

Patient-specific implant wear rates following total hip arthroplasty (THA) are more strongly associated with gait patterns than component positioning, according to research from Chicago that suggests implant wear could be reduced with the use of predictive wear models.

By Katie Bell Continue reading

April 2017

Hallux valgus angle and pain improve after year of custom toe separator use

A custom-molded silicone toe separator can help reduce hallux valgus angle and pain in patients with hallux valgus, according to research from Thailand.

By Jordana Bieze Foster

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April 2017

Even in older women, mechanical loading leads to Achilles adaptation

Fourteen weeks of mechanical loading is associated with Achilles tendon adaptations in senior women, according to German findings suggesting older age should not exclude patients from exercise-based Achilles rehabilitation.

By Jordana Bieze Foster Continue reading

April 2017

From prints to prison: Forensic podiatry and gait analysis gain ground

Increasingly, lower extremity experts are being called on to assist with crime scene investigations by analyzing footprints, shoe prints, and the gait patterns of shadowy figures on security videos. For members of this fledgling field, as Sherlock Holmes famously said, the game is afoot.

By Shalmali Pal Continue reading

April 2017

Protocol helps improve TKA outcomes, cut costs

A multidisciplinary joint replacement program is improving patient outcomes, decreasing complications, and shortening hospital stays, which helps to lessen clinical anguish following total knee arthroplasty as well as the financial burden on patients and the healthcare system.

By Katie Mullen, SPT; Jon R. Cook, PT, DPT; Meghan Warren, PT, MPH, PhD; and Tarang Jain, PT, PhD, DPT Continue reading