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July 2020

SQAIRZ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ICONIC GOLFER SIR NICK FALDO

SQAIRZ, Windham, NH, a company whose new line of golf shoes was engineered around a patented square toe and other performance innovations, announced it has entered into a long-term partnership with legendary golfer Sir Nick Faldo. Continue reading

July 2020

CLIPPERPRO OMEGA SELECT TOENAIL CLIPPER

The Clipperpro Omega Select Toenail Clipper was designed by a team of 3 orthopedic surgeons to improve and modernize the basic nail clipper and to help provide a solution for people who suffer with arthritis in the hand. By combining their decades of experience using precision surgical instruments with state-of-the-art manufacturing… Continue reading

July 2020

NOW AVAILABLE: GUIDELINE FOR PREVENTION, TREATMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS/INJURIES

The 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries is now available for purchase. Developed and published by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel, and the… Continue reading

July 2020

Tuli’s Plantar Fasciitis Insoles

Medi-Dyne has added Plantar Fasciitis Insoles to its Tuli’s brand product line. According to the company, these high-quality, yet affordable full-length replacement insoles were created for people who suffer from plantar fasciitis. Made from EVA material, Tuli’s Plantar Fasciitis Insoles provide cushioning using… Continue reading

July 2020

TS5 TRAVEL SOCKS

OS1st TS5 Travel Socks were designed with the active traveler in mind. Made with medical-grade compression, these socks help improve circulation by reducing the risk of blood clots, treating and preventing pain related to deep vein thrombosis, providing enhanced oxygenation, and reviving legs after long stretches of immobility. Continue reading

July 2020

CMS TO RESUME PRE- AND POST-PAYMENT AUDITS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized Medicare contractors (eg, DME MACs, RACS, SMRCs, etc.) to once again perform pre-payment and post-payment audits as part of their medical review responsibilities. Continue reading

July 2020

WALKASINS LOWER-LIMB SENSORY NEUROPROSTHESIS

Walkasins is an external, lower-limb sensory neuroprosthesis intended to replace the lost nerve function used for detection and signaling of foot pressure sensation. RxFunction developed Walkasins to help improve balance in patients who experience gait and mobility problems due to… Continue reading

July 2020

SKININTEGRA RAPID CRACK REPAIR CREAM

SkinIntegra’s Rapid Crack Repair Cream formula is powered by urea and rich plant seed oils that provide the full spectrum of omega essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and proteins needed to help repair depleted, cracked skin. Continue reading

July 2020

CYCLING CME ROAD BIKE TOUR, ITALY 2021

Cycling CME  will run a 7-day continuing medical education road bike trip June 5-12, 2021, through Italy’s Tuscany region mixing CME, cycling, food, and culture. The base will be at Villa Nonno Fernando, a 19th century stone farmhouse. Continue reading

July 2020

ÖSSUR LAUNCHES NEW UNLOADER ONE X KNEE BRACE

Össur has expanded its line of Unloader One knee braces with the launch of the Unloader One X. The Unloader One X maintains the design elements of the classic Unloader One knee brace, including the patented Össur 3-Point Leverage System, which is clinically proven to improve mobility by… Continue reading

June 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.

June 2020

Peroneal Tendonitis: Workup and Nonsurgical Treatment

More than “just a sprain,” accurately diagnosing peroneal tendonitis in a timely manner helps patients recover faster and avoid long-term sequelae from this painful condition. Peroneal tendon disorders have traditionally been considered a rare source of ankle symptoms.

By Kevin Haag, DPM, PGY-3, and Marshall Solomon, DPM Continue reading

June 2020

A Multifactorial Perspective on Lower-Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation

Limb loss alters pain, touch, and proprioception in countless ways that are not yet fully understood. Understanding how to more realistically evaluate the efficacy of both proactive and reactive interventions meant to address these alterations will improve outcomes and quality of life for those living with lower-extremity amputation.

By Austin Davids, MSOP, CPO, and Jeffrey Yau, PhD  Continue reading

June 2020

Recovery and Regeneration Strategies for Foot Performance: Part I

These 2 complex processes are necessary components of quality training programs for athletes at all levels. This article, which covers fundamentals, is the first in a 2-part series. Taking care of the recovery and regeneration of the foot is an integral part of a well-rounded approach to high performance development.

By Antonio Robustelli, MSc CSCS Continue reading

June 2020

Using Functional Movement Assessments to Prevent Lower Extremity Injuries

It seems like every time sports analysts talk about the most recent game—whether it’s football, basketball, baseball, college, or professional—they’re discussing another athlete’s season-ending injury. While the spectrum for the severity of injuries varies, athletes—individuals who we…

By Sami Ahmed, DPT, CES, SFMA, CMTPT Continue reading

June 2020

Manipulation of the Myofascia: Motivations, Methods, and Mechanisms

Foam rolling and roller massage, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and percussion massage are all the rage amongst consumers all along today’s fitness continuum. But what is the evidence base for the countless claims proponents offer? These authors provide a review of the peer-reviewed literature.

By Linden A. Lechner, BSc; Michael A. Rosenblat, PT, PhD(c), CEP; and Leanne M. Ramer, PhD Continue reading

June 2020

What If the Ankle Is More Than a Class 2 Lever?

The realm of orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) is based on gaining leverage for patients and eking out power when strength is not plentiful. A physical therapist will work with a patient over time to gain power through strengthening exercises where the surgeon may be focused on securing a torn ligament or fracture in hours.

By Thomas J. Cutler, CPO, FAAOP Continue reading

June 2020

Extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19

While the respiratory pathology of COVID-19 has taken center stage over the last 6 months, data is beginning to accrue related to its extrapulmonary manifestations, and they are many and widely variable. Continue reading

June 2020

Mask Studies

The experts all agree that frequent hand washing, masks and social distancing are key to keeping down the rate of infection. Studies back that up: A meta-analysis of more than 150 studies, recently published in… Continue reading

June 2020

If You Don’t Have a Mask…

While wearing a mask is now mandated in many places or at least strongly recommended, there are still times where patients or passersby won’t be wearing them and won’t be practicing good cough hygiene. What to do then? Continue reading

June 2020

The Impact of The COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Humanitarian Efforts: A Crisis Within a Crisis

The sun is rising as a mass of people gather outside the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan. It is the first day of the Atlantic Humanitarian Relief (AHR) October 2018 Medical Mission. One hundred volunteers from 15 different countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden…

By Windy Cole, DPM Continue reading

June 2020

Cooling Insoles Offer New Approach to Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention

A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. This new device, detailed in an article published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, could eventually prevent thousands of diabetes-related amputations each year. Continue reading

June 2020

Sjogren’s Musculoskeletal Pain Not Related to Enthesitis

An assessment of entheses involvement using ultrasonography has found that musculoskeletal pain in patients with Sjogren’s Syndrome is not due to enthesitis. This prospective study included 25 Sjogren’s female patients (mean age, 53.2 + 11.3 yrs) and 25 sex and age-matched controls (mean age, 50.6 + 9.7 yrs), who all… Continue reading

June 2020

APP HELPS REDUCE OA PAIN

By performing a few simple physical exercises daily and receiving information about their disease regularly, 500 patients with osteoarthritis (OA) were able to, on average, halve their pain in 6 months—and improve their physical function. Continue reading

June 2020

VR SHOWS PROMISE FOR EARLY DETECTION OF MS BALANCE ISSUES

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often have a greatly increased risk of falling and injuring themselves even when they feel they’re able to walk normally. Now a team led by scientists from The University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill School of Medicine has… Continue reading