May 2009 | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Please read Tamarack™ Habilitation Technology‘s most recent white paper “Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Dogs.” This white paper discusses the surprising statistics regarding ligament ruptures and surgeries for dogs. About 1.2 million dogs undergo surgery for torn ligaments every year. Most of these surgeries are for torn cranial cruciate ligaments (CCL) – the canine equivalent […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Minneapolis, MN is pleased to welcome Catherine Lussenhop as a summer intern. Catherine will be working with Tamarack’s founder, Marty Carlson, CPO, on a number of writing projects. Catherine will be a junior this fall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she is studying physics. She is also interested in […]

  Please read an article by Stefania Fatone, PhD, and colleagues published in the May, 2009 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The title of the article is “Effect of Ankle-Foot Orthosis Alignment and Foot-Plate Length on the Gait of Adults with Poststroke Hemiplegia.” The research compares the gait patterns of stroke […]

Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies has begun shipping its redesigned retail packaging for ENGO® Patches, focusing on the product attributes that best serve its growing running, hiking and fashion-oriented customer base. With an emphasis on rubbing and blister relief, its unique application inside footwear- not on skin, and long-lasting protection, the new package better communicates that ENGO® […]

Need a hot topic for a scintillating dinner table conversation for this evening? Or, have you have finished watching the paint dry and you are looking for something else to do? Your friends at Tamarack have come to the rescue with our all-new Tamarack L-Code List! Whoa, you say . . . Where can I […]

Here are dramatic photos showing the value of ShearBan® and ENGO® in helping to prevent skin trauma. As mentioned in a previous post, research on ShearBan® is being done at the world renowned Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. We now have results of preliminary tests. In those tests, the Cleveland Clinic used a […]

We are engaged in some exciting projects here at Tamarack involving ways to use ShearBan® to prevent and treat diabetic foot ulcers. We have received numerous reports over the years about the effectiveness of ShearBan® in preventing and treating diabetic foot ulcers. Now we are seeking evidence-based research. First, we have been working with the […]

Tamarack™ is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of our all-new glidefree™ transfer board strips with ShearBan® technology, in June 2009.   Skin tissue trauma occurs during transfers from a wheelchair to another chair or bed, causing pain and the risk of infection. The risk of skin damage increases during wet transfers, from a shower […]

Our post on May 8, 2009, discusses using Tamarack™ Dorsiflexion Assist Flexure Joints in a prosthosis for a person with a Symes amputation. Another prosthosis using Tamarack™ Dorsiflexion Assist Flexure Joints is discussed in a recent article that appeared in the February, 2008, issue of the Academy Today. The article is titled “Partial Foot Device […]

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) developed one of the clearest and most complete guides to fabricating articulated ankle foot orthoses using Tamarack™ Flexure Joints. The Guide is called: “Manufacturing Guidelines: Ankle-Foot Orthosis.” Pages 18 to 22 of the guide are devoted to fabrication of an articulated AFO using the Tamarack™ Flexure Joint. […]