October 2009 | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Athletes seem to have a love / hate relationship with moleskin.  Some swear by it, while others recognize its faults, choosing to patch blisters with thinner materials that adhere and conform better to the skin.  Regardless of which side you take, I’d argue that people should stick to what works for them.   I regularly read […]

Recently published research out of Japan highlights the potential risk that calluses pose to people with diabetic neuropathy. A group at the University of Tokyo looked at signs of inflammation under calluses on diabetic and non-diabetic feet (Nishide et al. 2009). The Tokyo group used ultrasonographic and thermographic imaging techniques to find evidence of traumatized […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies and Richie Technologies announced last Friday that we signed a distribution agreement. The agreement is for distribution of the Richie Ulcer Guard with ShearBan Technology™. The Richie Ulcer Guard is a patch designed for prevention and treatment of diabetic ulcers. Distribution efforts for the Richie Ulcer Guard will mainly focus on the […]

Rob McCarthy, DVM, a Professor at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, wrote an article in the Journal of Small Animal Practice: “Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury in Dogs – Are We Really Making Any Progress? (This article is free if you click on the full text option.) Dr. McCarthy cites these widely published statistics: […]

Athlete’s foot and cracked heels lead to cellulitis? This can happen more often than you think. An article in the online version of the British Daily Mail recounts how Chris Banting noticed a scarlet streak on his left calf. He felt no pain or discomfort. He had it checked out, and the doctor determined it […]

A hot spot on the diabetic foot may indicate that an ulcer is about to form. Recent research has focused on foot temperature and inflammation as ways to predict ulcer formation. “Heat is one of the most sensitive things, one of the first things that happens when we begin to have tissue breakdown,” according to […]

The third issue of the Tamarack Designer newsletter has finally shipped to orthotists, prosthetists and certified pedorthists across the USA. If you’re a member of the O&P industry and haven’t been receiving our newsletter, you can read the online edition, using the link below. The Tamarack website also offers a sign-up form to subscribe to […]