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Over the past few years, manufacturers and healthcare professionals in the specialized field of orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics and podiatry have begun focusing more intensively on the prevention of diabetic foot wounds, including calluses and plantar foot ulcers. With more advanced product technologies, healthcare providers can more effectively evaluate “at-risk” areas for re-ulceration to prevent skin […]

Over the years, we’ve had quite a few customers inquire about the difference between Tamarack’s blue and beige-colored ShearBan® Sheets. We want to let everyone know that there aren’t any physical differences between the two products beyond the colors. So which option is right for you? ShearBan® Sheets & Precut Oval Patches are available with […]

A few simple preventative measures can go a long way to keeping your feet healthy. Daily foot care is particularly important for diabetics; especially for those with peripheral neuropathy, although everyone should wash, inspect and care for their feet daily. Here are a few highlights from a recent WebMD article about Diabetic Foot Care: Wash […]

India was named the world’s “diabetic capital” at the International Diabetes Federation Conference in Copenhagen in November 2006. I learned this from a very informative piece by Ajit Kumar Varma MD and Stephanie C Wu DPM MsC, called Diabetic Foot Care: The State of Play in India. Here are some of the observations and facts […]

Shear offloading is an all-too-often undervalued component of skin injury prevention & treatment. Traditional diabetic foot ulcer & blister treatment calls on pressure management techniques – material ablation or viscoelastic remolding and padding, to resolve skin trauma. What frequently get’s left behind is the shear component of skin tissue trauma. In 1998, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies […]

Marty Carlson, the founder and co-owner of Tamarack and I were looking through some old seminar materials on neuropathic ulcers that Marty had. The National Hansen’s Disease Center, then located in Carville, Louisiana, had conducted the seminar. Included in the materials was a 1983 article written by Dr. Paul W. Brand, the legendary physician who […]

Calluses are a particular problem for people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. An earlier post entitled Callus Prevention on Diabetic Feet through Friction Reduction explores in greater depth why callusing poses a risk. One way to deal with calluses on the diabetic foot is debridement. However, debridement of calluses should only be undertaken by a healthcare […]

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists 36th Annual Meeting and Symposium is coming up soon – Feb 24-27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. You can view the program at www.academyannualmeeting.org. If you see patients with diabetic / neuropathic foot problems and are looking for an edge in ways to address commonly seen problems, please consider […]

We’re pleased to announce the official launch of our new ShearBan® Ovals product – a variation of the original ShearBan 9″x12″ sheets. For over 15 years, Tamarack™ has been committed to the research, testing and development of low-friction technologies, including our ShearBan® and ENGO® product lines. ShearBan® offers a long-lasting solution in the clinical setting […]

Diabetic foot ulcers are deadly according to a recent study from Norway. After adjusting for demographic and lifestyle factors, people with diabetes and a history of foot ulcers were 2.3 times more likely to die during follow-up than were non-diabetic subjects. Among those subjects with diabetes, foot ulcer history was associated with a 38% increased […]