Category Archives: Archives

November 2020

Postcards From Main Street: Missives From the 3D Front Lines

3D printing has been making countless inroads into everyday work routines.  Here, O&P professionals share their use of the technology. As this month’s cover conveys, three-dimensional (3D) printing has created breakthrough opportunities across the spectrum of lower extremity challenges.

By Janice T. Radak and Friends Continue reading

November 2020

Clinical Applications of Custom 3D Printed Implants in Complex Lower Extremity Reconstruction

The authors present four cases of complex lower extremity reconstruction involving segmental bone loss and deformity – failed total ankle arthroplasty, talus avascular necrosis, ballistic trauma, and nonunion of a tibial osteotomy.

By Rishin J. Kadakia, MD, Colleen M. Wixted, Nicholas B. Allen, Andrew E. Hanselman, MD, and Samuel B. Adams, MD Continue reading

November 2020

LER Pediatrics: Can’t Vs Doesn’t Understand: Coaching Toward Cognitive Abilities

Clinicians deal with clients and patients with a range of abilities. This author provides expert guidance on meeting patients and clients where they are to succeed in communicating.

By Eric Chessen, M.S. Continue reading

November 2020

Patient Guidance: Three Easy Steps to Eliminating Heel Pain Without Visiting a Doctor

By far, the most common cause of heel pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. This condition is an injury to a ligament on the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. This ligament runs the length of the foot from the heel bone to the base of the toes.

By Paul J Betschart, DPM, FACFAS Continue reading

November 2020

A New Product for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic OA

A team of investigators at Boston Children’s Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital received a Military Medical Research and Development Award from the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program (JWMRP) in 2016 to advance the development of a novel treatment for… Continue reading

November 2020

American Limb Preservation Society is Established

The American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) has been established to advance the science and clinical care surrounding limb preservation as well as support year-round efforts to advocate for best practices that champion prevention and lead to better health… Continue reading

November 2020

Researchers Develop Smart Suit to Monitor Physiological Data

The current technology used to monitor an athlete’s performance ranges from small wearable fitness trackers to elaborate clinical monitoring equipment. Fitness trackers are compact and lightweight but can only collect data from a single point, which is… Continue reading

November 2020

Prophylactic Dressing Standards Initiative is Launched

The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) have announced the launch of the Prophylactic Dressing Standards Initiative (PDSI) and the establishment of a dedicated international task force to lead… Continue reading

November 2020

NYCPM to Join Touro College & University System and NY Medical College

New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) will join the Touro College & University System and New York Medical College. Touro President Alan Kadish, MD, and NYCPM President Louis Levine signed a Membership Agreement in an… Continue reading

November 2020

Texas’ First Podiatry School to Open in 2021

Texas’ first school of podiatry could potentially open in fall 2021 at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) after being approved by the University of Texas System board of regents. The school of podiatry will be housed within the Division of Health Affairs… Continue reading

November 2020

“CAN YOU ADJUST?” REVOFIT™ EDUCATIONAL SERIES OFFERS 2 NEW COURSES

Click Medical offers free online RevoFit education that allows practitioners to learn how to identify the best patient candidates for RevoFit Technology, understand how adjustability saves time and money, and fabricate a… Continue reading

November 2020

BIONESS L100 GO SYSTEM FES

Bioness has launched the L100 Go System, which is a lower extremity technology that utilizes functional electrical stimulation (FES) to help patients with foot drop related to upper motor neuron disease/injury. Leveraging the success of the… Continue reading

November 2020

STRIDE IN STYLE WITH SOCKET SOCKS

Socket Socks prosthetic covers are flexible, comfortable, and affordable prosthetic fashion covers for adults and children. The covers are made from a 4-way stretch Lycra fabric that fits the unique curves and edges of all sockets like a glove… Continue reading

November 2020

SKINEEZ HYDRATING DIABETIC SOCKS

Skineez Skin-Reparative Hydrating Diabetic Socks are infused with 5 key skin-healthy benefits: retinol, shea butter, apricot kernel oil, vitamins A and E, and rose hip oil. This patented product delivers 24-hour hydration. Continue reading

November 2020

SENSORIA SMART KNEE BAND: KNEE REHAB IOT PATIENT JOURNEY

The Sensoria Smart Knee Band consists of 2 Sensoria Core Devices, each with its own 9-axis IMU (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer). One is placed above and 1 is placed below the knee to baseline the patient before total knee… Continue reading

November 2020

WEARABLE MOVEMENT-ANALYSIS SOLUTION

PodoSmart is an easy-to-use web-based solution that allows healthcare professionals to clinically assess patients with mobility disorders. Using smart insoles connected to a mobile application via Bluetooth, objective measurements of… Continue reading

November 2020

NURVV COACHING APP AND INSOLES

NURVV is the pioneer of foot-based wearable technology using biomechanics. It’s on a mission to provide runners with the power to understand what their bodies are truly capable of and find their true potential. Continue reading

November 2020

KISS ANKLE SAFETY AND REHAB SYSTEMS

US surgeons prescribing Australian KiSS Ankle Systems are redefining orthopedic bracing use post-injury and avoiding immobilization for lateral ankle sprains (LAS). KiSS is a biomechanically customized intervention prescribed for… Continue reading

October 2020

How Well Did You Read This Issue?

Test your knowledge of information from this issue of Lower Extremity Review and the world in general with our new crossword puzzle feature.

October 2020

Secrets of Speed: Seven Smart Steps to Getting Faster

Athletes in all sports are constantly looking for an edge. Often, the focus is on increasing speed. The importance of high-intensity training cannot be underestimated, but there are prerequisites. These are part of the MAF Method, allowing athletes to develop a lasting individualized plan to improve fitness — including speed — while also maintaining optimum health.

By Phil Maffetone, DC

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October 2020

Studies Show Masks, Gaiters Work to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Since the spring, it has been demonstrated that masks are a critical deterrent to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19, the worldwide pandemic that has claimed more than 240,000 American lives, and more than 1.25 million lives globally. Experts are agreed now that transmission of the virus is predominately by respiratory droplets when people sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. Continue reading

October 2020

Using Shockwave, Foot Core Exercises to Manage Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction/tendinopathy (PTTP) is a common debilitating condition. The diagnosis is largely clinical with physical examination sufficient to make the determination. Patients will commonly complain of pain in the medial foot and behind the medial malleolus that worsens with prolonged standing and activity. Continue reading

October 2020

5-year Mortality, Costs of Diabetic Foot Complications Comparable to Cancer

The purpose of this brief report was to refresh a 2007 data summary comparing diabetic foot complications to cancer with the best available data as they currently exist. Since that time, more reports have emerged both on cancer mortality and mortality associated with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), Charcot arthropathy, and diabetes-associated lower extremity amputation. Continue reading

October 2020

Gait Speed as Risk Tool for Falls

Keeping older adults physically active is critical to health maintenance and walking is a key form of exercise for this population. However, foot pain represents a leading cause of mobility limitations and lower quality of life in older individuals. Nearly 25% of adults report foot pain, and those with frequent foot pain are at double the risk of falling. Continue reading

October 2020

Improved Patient-Provider Relationship Boosts Outcomes

While a good patient-provider relationship has been the bedrock of today’s much-needed patient satisfaction scores, such relationships are also proving to boost functional outcomes. In a recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine, physician researchers from Case Western Reserve University… Continue reading