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Approaching treatment involving leg-length discrepancy
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Leg-length discrepancy is a condition concerning the difference in leg length which can cause issues such as disruption to normal gait patterns or pain to the spine and lower extremities. This musculoskeletal condition may be congenital, the result of a major injury such as a fracture, or from post-operative for procedures such as hip-replacement surgery. More

Motion during distraction beneficial in treatment of ankle osteoarthritis
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Incorporating motion at the time of distraction when treating ankle osteoarthritis had a sustained beneficial effect on outcome at two-years follow-up, according to a recently presented study. The findings were presented by Charles L. Saltzman, MD, at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans. According to Saltzman, initial reports show joint distraction is a promising new treatment approach for advanced arthritis. Early findings for the treatment showed efficacy with fixed distraction in the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis. More



FDA's OK will propel Lynch into sales push
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Sam Lynch parlayed a research discovery he helped to make as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard into BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc., one of the Nashville area's best corporate success stories in life sciences. Now, with U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval pending for its drug-medical device known as Augment, which speeds the growth of bone tissue after foot and ankle surgery, Lynch and his team hope to take the Franklin-based biotech firm to the next level. More

New device - ulcer healing orthosis - aids in preventing diabetic amputations
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With over ten million diabetics in the U.S. alone and approximately 150,000 amputations performed yearly, inventor and American board-certified prosthetist John E. Rooney developed a custom-made ankle-foot orthosis with the trade name Ulcer Healing Orthosis(R) or UHO(R). The U.S. patented device helps to support the lower leg and foot, reducing mechanical stress on the bottom of the ulcerated foot. This allows blood flow to the ulceration, encouraging healing to continue while walking. More



Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy - an all-natural approach to heal
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If you've come across news or heard talk at the gym or in the locker room about a new, minor treatment that is credited with inducing exceptionally speedy and full recoveries from orthopedic injuries and surgeries, most likely that it was about PRP therapy. Clinically referred to as "Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy," PRP is a holistic approach to speed the regeneration and healing of ligament, tendon and muscular injuries, reducing recovery time. More

Staying a stride ahead of injury
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Stripped down to a tank top and athletic shorts, Michael Gable stepped onto a treadmill surrounded by glowing red lights. With silver spheres stuck to his skin at every major joint, Gable, a senior lab assistant, started walking. A few yards away, his classmates watched a computer rendering of the test subject's movements in stick-figure form. More

Stem cell bone repair
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The ankle is made of three bones, the tibia (shinbone), fibula (the small bone toward the outside of the leg) and the talus (anklebone). There are two joints: an ankle joint and a syndesmosis joint (which connects the tibia and fibula). The ankle is a very flexible joint. It can move up and down and side to side. The ankle also takes on a tremendous amount of pressure and strain during movement. Strong bands of tissue, called ligaments, hold the bones in place and give the ankle stability. More



ESWT may provide more relief of chronic plantar heel pain than placebo treatment
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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy(ESWT) safely and effectively reduced recalcitrant chronic plantar heel pain, according to the findings of a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. "All the data right now were submitted to the FDA," Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, an investigator of the study said. He presented the results of the trial at the 2010 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans. More
FDM-T System from Noraxon USA Inc
The basic system FDM-T consists of a treadmill ergometer with an integrated, calibrated measuring sensor. The sensor element consists of high-quality capacitive force sensors. On an area of 150 x 50 cm the sensor unit consists of more than 5000 pressure / force sensors. More info
Welcome to the World of ERN
Our list of products includes more then just a nice little set of four round good-for-nothing burrs. We sell thirty different and distinctive burrs. These burrs range in size, shape and style, from the most aggressive to the best smoothers and one that could almost be called the all-one-one solution - "The Happy Burr." More info
The TOM-CAT makes you more profitable
The TOM-CAT Scanner minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes requires more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT Scanning system replaces traditional methods and produces better and faster results. More info



Darco Body Armor Night Splint

The only night splint on the market today that actively engages the windlass mechanism of the foot.
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