Category Archives: Archives

March 2020

MediKaki Opens in Penang, Malaysia

MediKaki, a new shoe store “that is offering more than shoes,” recently opened in Penang, Malaysia. A team lead by Mogan Naidu, MD, will be screening and assessing patients and will also provide a range of affordable house shoes, depth shoes with custom orthotics, and full custom footwear. Naidu is a wound care provider, head of… Continue reading

March 2020

CSF2 Merges with Solati Health

Custom Silicone Fabrication of San Francisco (CSF2), a company that develops custom silicone products for amputees and prosthetic solutions, has merged with Solati Health, Reno, NV. The addition of CSF2 will be the foundation of Solati’s interface liners and fabrication capabilities. The merger will enable Solati to expand its line of prosthetic products and technologies. Continue reading

March 2020

Sensor Medica Opens First US Biomechanical Clinic in Idaho

Sensor Medica USA has opened its first biomechanical clinic at its North American headquarters, located at 919 South Utah Ave, Idaho Falls, ID. The clinic uses the company’s own technology to offer complete gait and motion analysis, posturographic analysis for balance control, fall risk assessment, range of motion evaluation of all the articulations, a running lab using baropodometric and… Continue reading

March 2020

DMSO-free Viable Cellular Bone Allograft

Orthobiologics are a group of treatment options that use substances naturally found in the body in an intensified concentration. Royal Biologics, an orthobiologics company specializing in the research and advancement of regenerative cellular therapy and novel orthobiologic solutions, announced the launch of… Continue reading

March 2020

daniPro Nail Recovery Treatment

daniPro Nail Recovery Treatment is a new development in nail treatment that incorporates coconut, passiflora, apricot, avocado, and salicornia oils. The deep treatment is formulated to target dry, brittle nails to make them feel stronger and silkier. As with all daniPro products, Nail Recovery Treatment is infused with undecylenic acid to… Continue reading

March 2020

Balance, Stability, Accuracy, Distance, Comfort

The new SQAIRZ golf shoe features a less rounded, squarer toe box, which helps the golfer with alignment on every shot. The geometry of the toe box also provides room for the toes to sit naturally in the shoe and facilitates proper range of motion for the feet. The base under the forefoot is 2mm wider than most other golf shoes, providing additional balance and stability. Continue reading

March 2020

Waterproof All-Terrain Prosthetic Knee

LegWorks’ ATK (all-terrain knee) HydraPro is a low-maintenance, waterproof, and highly functional 4-bar prosthetic knee joint that is designed to meet the physical demands of active amputees; it is offered with or without stance flexion. The company’s patented Autolock Technology stance phase controller is engineered to… Continue reading

March 2020

Swedish Ankle Foot Orthosis

Elite Orthopaedics has brought to market the Swedish Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO). This new, multifaceted AFO is designed to prevent foot drop and heel cord tightness, and to support the foot in a proper position. Indications include mild foot drop secondary to cerebrovascular accident and other neurological conditions. Continue reading

March 2020

New Tea Tree–Infused Foot Wipes

Tea Tree Ultimates Foot Wipes from PediFix help clean sweat and odor, dirt and grime, fungus, bacteria, and germs from skin surfaces. Practitioners can keep the wipes in the treatment room for quick patient cleanup before exams. The tea tree wipes are also helpful for diabetic and post-op foot care. Patients in nursing homes are also targeted users for the wipes, as are individuals who wear sandals and other open shoes. Continue reading

March 2020

High-Performance Sports Insoles

VKTRY Performance Insoles from VKTRY Gear are engineered specifically for sports usage. The insoles are designed to return the energy an athlete generates into explosive power, which translates to improved speed and agility. The insoles feature a patented carbon fiber design that, according to third-party research, has been proven to increase explosiveness by 9.3%. Continue reading

March 2020

PIVOT: NEW AND IMPROVED CENTER RIVET

Pivot is an articulated, self-aligning, low-profile AFO hinge newly available from LaunchPad. It is designed to be fabricated similarly to a flexure joint, meaning an alignment jig is unnecessary.  Pivot provides the mechanism of movement that allows practitioners to control sagittal plane motion without the bulk of traditional urethane hinge bodies or double-action ankle joints. Continue reading

March 2020

VACOcast Diabetic Boot – Vacuum Technology Creates Cast-like Stability

OPED Medical now offers the new VACOcast Diabetic – the ideal boot for diabetic foot syndrome, ulcerations of the foot, post-operative care after toe and forefoot amputations, diabetic neuro-osteoarthropathy, and DNOAP and Charcot foot. Studies show same results as TCC, but more effective! Continue reading

March 2020

Help Prevent Venous Issues with OS1st Graduated Compression Travel Socks

Another 1st!  OS1st® has applied our medical grade manufacturing technologies and unsurpassed quality to an increasing consumer health and protection need, travel health and safety.  OS1st® TS5™ Travel Socks have medically correct graduated compression for the prevention of venous issues related to long term sitting, such as air travel and other forms of extended immobility. Continue reading

March 2020

Master Foot & Ankle Biomechanics with New & Improved Class “When the Feet Hit the Ground Everything Changes”

When the Feet Hit the Ground….Everything Changes is a beginner to intermediate live/in person course designed to advance the mastery of foot & ankle biomechanics. As the first point of contact to the ground, the feet play a major role in lower-extremity chain mechanics. With proper treatment and mechanical correction, debilitating injuries can be both overcome and prevented. Continue reading

February 2020

Guest Editorial: Understanding Pronation

As a podiatrist, athlete, coach, and independent running shoe proprietor, I have always had an interest in biomechanics and the impact on lower extremity overuse injuries and conditions. Perhaps the most well-known biomechanical term, pronation, is also the most misunderstood. In his recent article, Benno Nigg et al.

By Mark Mendeszoon, DPM Continue reading

February 2020

One Claudication Question May Be Quick Screen for PAD

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects more than 200 million adults around the world. If identified early, PAD is highly treatable and may prevent patients from suffering major adverce cardiac events (MACE) and major adverse limb events (MALE). The most important criterion for definition of PAD is an ankle-brachial index (ABI) below 0.90.

By Lynn Soban, PhD, MPH, RN Continue reading

February 2020

Science Meets Fun on National Biomechanics Day: April 8, 2020

National Biomechanics Day (NBD) is a worldwide celebration of biomechanics in its many forms for middle- and high-school students and their teachers. Designed to introduce biomechanics science and its applications to young minds around the world, the event seeks to teach young people about all that biomechanics contributes to society with the hope of encouraging them to pursue it as a career. Continue reading

February 2020

Study Shows Heel Lifts Affect Biomechanics, Muscle Function

Clinicians use a variety of in-shoe heel lifts to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions. The mechanics of how these orthotic devices work, however, is unclear. So a group from LaTrobe University in Australia put together a study that asked this question: Do heel lifts affect lower limb biomechanics and muscle function during walking and running? Continue reading

February 2020

1064-nm Laser Technique Shows Positive Results for Onychocryptosis

Onychocryptosis, more commonly known as in-grown toenail, affects nearly 20% of all patients who present a foot problem to their doctor. Current treatments include incisional procedures and nonincisional procedures, such as chemical matrixectomies and physical matrixectomies using a carbon dioxide laser.

By Keith Loria Continue reading

February 2020

Custom AFO With Walking Shoes Improves Balance, Reduces Fear of Falling for Seniors

Research shows that one out of every four older Americans falls annually. Fall-related injuries continue to be a costly and debilitating health risk, costing the US healthcare system about $50 billion annually. More importantly, falling once doubles an older adult’s risk of falling again, increasing their fear of falling and negatively impacting quality of life. Continue reading

February 2020

White Paper: Foot Pronation

Over the past decades, pronation has been discussed as a potential risk factor for injuries or as the mechanism behind impact damping. However, little is understood about pronation. The objectives of this paper were to (a) define and differentiate between the terms of pronation and eversion, (b & c) underline the importance and problematic aspects of pronation.

By Benno Nigg, Anja-Verena Behling, and Joseph Hamill Continue reading

February 2020

Tech Takes On Diabetic Foot Ulcers

DFCON2019* showcased new technologies coming online to aid in the treatment and prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are the most common complication of diabetes. Up to a quarter of patients with diabetes will suffer at least one DFU in their lifetime which can lead to amputation or death.

By Lynn Soban, PhD, MPH, RN Continue reading

February 2020

Expert Commentary: Lymphedema of the Lower Extremities

Often overlooked, lymphedema of the lower extremities is becoming more common as aging, obesity, and cancer therapies all take their toll. Detection is key to getting appropriate treatment. Lymphedema of the lower limbs is a common, complex, and highly treatable disease that begs recognition by healthcare providers.

By Stanley G. Rockson, MD Continue reading

February 2020

Patient Presentations Improve Communications, Increase Efficiency

A legal encounter with a patient led this podiatrist to rethink how and what he communicates with patients. Many of us are increasingly pushed to provide a greater amount of care along with reducing costs or increasing the value of each patient office visit.

By Donald Pelto, DPM Continue reading

February 2020

Battery-Powered Headgear Could Short-Circuit OA Joint Pain

Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, PhD, ANP-BC, an associate professor with Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), believes knee pain can be stopped by administering tiny electrical charges to the brain’s primary motor cortex. The brain is an electrochemical organ that processes pain, according to Ahn, and his team is trying to desensitize the areas tied to knee pain. Continue reading