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May 2017

OpWalk Carolinas donates care in Cuba

Three Charlotte, NC-based healthcare organizations on May 10 sent medical staff and resources to Cuba to perform critical hip and knee replacements. Continue reading

May 2017

Podimetrics mat system predicts DFUs

A study epublished on May 2 in Diabetes Care found Somerville, MA-based Podimetrics foot mat and monitoring system, designed to assess plantar temperature asymmetries and predict diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), detected most DFUs and was well-accepted by patients. Continue reading

May 2017

AAOS releases guidelines for hip OA

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in April released a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Continue reading

May 2017

BOC moves to expanded headquarters

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) reported in May that it will move from its current offices in Owings Mills, MD, to a larger space in the same city. The BOC will close during the June 1-6 transition. Continue reading

May 2017

CMTA study is AAOS “Game Changer”

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) in April announced a study sponsored by the Glenolden, PA-based nonprofit found the three leading procedures for treating heel deformities don’t correct the problem adequately. Continue reading

May 2017

Allard USA appoints Williams CEO

Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA announced in May the appointment of Dennis Williams, CO, BOCO, as CEO. He assumed responsibilities on May 1, succeeding James Button. Continue reading

May 2017

NATA wins ASAE excellence award

The Carrollton, TX-based National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) announced in May its win of a Gold Circle Award in the website category at the American Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE) 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference, held May 2-3, in Washington, DC. Continue reading

May 2017

OPTP releases professional catalog

Minneapolis, MN-based Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products (OPTP) in April published the 37th edition of its semiannual professional catalog. 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

allardafo.com goes live, tells ToeOff story

Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA announced in late March that its new website, allardafo.com, 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

March 2017

SALSA study reports on Orpyx smart insoles

A study published in January found alerts given by Calgary, Canada-based Orpyx Medical Technologies’ smart insoles at least once every two hours could help enhance patients’ adherence to offloading cues. Continue reading

March 2017

FIMS makes CSMR its official journal

The Indianapolis, IN-based International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) in February made Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR) the organization’s official journal. It’s now available to all FIMS members at acsm-csmr.org. Continue reading

March 2017

ACFAS conference draws record crowd

The Chicago-based American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) reported in March that its 75th anniversary annual Scientific Conference, held February 27-March 2 in Las Vegas, drew more than 1900 foot and ankle surgeons and featured a sold-out exhibit hall, making it the largest-ever conference for the organization. Continue reading

March 2017

AAOS appoints Arend chief executive

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in February announced the appointment of Thomas E. Arend Jr, CAE, as CEO. Arend, whose appointment is effective April 1, will work directly with the AAOS board of directors and executive management team to oversee a staff of 250 and manage an annual budget of $60 million. Continue reading

March 2017

APTA launches PT outcomes registry

The Alexandria, VA-based American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) launched the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry at its Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX, held February 15-18. Continue reading