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Toe-touch weight bearing: Myth or reality?
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Toe-touch weight bearing and partial weight bearing are commonly prescribed orders. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of toe-touch weight bearing and partial weight bearing regimens. Twenty-five orthopedic surgeons participated in the study. They were asked to answer a questionnaire regarding toe-touch weight bearing and partial weight bearing definitions, and were asked to bear weight partially according to the accepted definitions of each order. More

Diabetes experts focus on foot ulcer recurrence
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Clinicians seeking to preventing recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers in their patients have always faced significant challenges. Recent advances in risk assessment and ulcer management, combined with a dysfunctional reimbursement environment, may ironically make it easier to stop recurrence than to keep ulcers from developing in the first place. Even so, as research advances, clinicians must continually reevaluate the most efficacious approaches, because up to 60 percent of diabetic foot ulcers recur even with careful attention More

Koven Technology Introduces Hands-Free Vascular Testing... Now that's Smart!

Koven has simplified vascular testing with the BF8 flat vascular probe for our Smartdop Dopplers. The BF8 makes vascular testing with Doppler fast and easy.

When a runner presents with painful plantar lesions
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A 44-year-old competitive runner presented with a history of painful lesions on the plantar aspect of both feet. He stated that the problem initially began with the presence of a single lesion. He denied any history of trauma to the area and indicated that there has never been any bleeding from the site. Further lesions developed and they started to cause some discomfort while he was running. More

Flip-flops: Fashionable but functionally flawed
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There is much anecdotal evidence that flip-flops are not conducive to the health of individuals' lower legs and feet; however, when individuals are asked why they wear flip-flops, "comfort" is the usual response. Even though there is a negative stigma attributed to flip-flops by medical professionals with regard to foot and lower leg health, the masses still wear the light airy footwear. On any given sunny summer day, one can observe the popularity of the flip-flop footwear for all ages. More

Morton's extension carbon footplate orthotic found to benefit patients with hallux rigidus
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Patients suffering from the most common form of degenerative arthritis in the foot - hallux rigidus - showed improvement in pain and function by wearing a relatively inexpensive and simple over-the-counter shoe insert, according to recent research. More

Keeping your feet in shape
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Tired post-summer feet can look unsightly and most of us cannot wait to get into opaque tights and boots to cover them up. But bunions, heel pain and tender toes could mean that you are damaging your health. More

Orthotics in running shoes - What's the true story?
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Orthotics in running shoes must be one of the most controversial topics in the history of sport. Podiatrists say one thing, running shops another and then biomechanics specialists began adding fuel to the fire of what was right and wrong. It wasn't long before you had a multitude of companies producing what they thought was the perfect solution to all your running or cycling problems. More

Extreme foot fashions equal more doctor visits
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The extremes are "in" this year both super high-heels and flats. The bad part is that both styles are sending more and more women to the doctor. Tina Andrews loves high heels. "They make me feel so womanly." She wore them a lot until she started waking up in pain. More

UNB Professor tries to stomp out diabetic foot ulcers
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For the 30 percent of the population with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, there is new technology available to help control diabetic foot ulcers and prevent amputation. And you can get the treatment in the comfort of your own home. 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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