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There has been much discussion recently in a host of publications about the role of pressure and shear in the treatment and prevention of foot ulcers. Emily Delzell’s article, The role of rocker soles in reducing ulcer risk (Lower Extremity Review, August 2011) shares findings from a recent study, suggesting that rocker soles effectively reduce […]

Recently reported in Lower Extremity Review (LER), investigators from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University recently concluded a report, which analyzed shear and pressure measurements in relation to heel height in 10 female volunteers. The authors indicated that heel height had a greater influence on peak shear than peak pressure. In fact, shear forces were reported […]

Certified orthotist and prosthetist, Brent Wright, recently started his Lifenabled Blog to share practical tips and techniques for improving O&P device fabrication to obtain better patient outcomes. He’s excited to share fabrication tips/tricks, product reviews and patient outcomes with you, so be sure to subscribe to his blog! Yesterday, Brent shared his solution for patients […]

Bed sores, also referred to as pressure ulcers, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers, are a significant problem in hospitals and nursing homes, with regard to both the rising rate of occurrence (and financial expense) as well as prevention & treatment responsibility for caregivers. Jonathan Rosenfeld, J.D. (Illinois, U.S.A.) has developed a helpful website, Bed Sore […]

The February 2011 issue of The Academy TODAY focuses on the important topic of skin and soft tissue management. Whether you’re an O&P practitioner, vascular surgeon or physician who cares for patients with amputations, diabetes or vascular disease, take some time to read through the articles in this O&P Edge supplement. One of the articles, […]

In collaboration with Becker Orthopedic, we’re happy to present a new continuing education opportunity for practitioners, assistants, fitters and technicians in the O&P industry. Friction Management for Neuropathic Foot Problems explains the science behind friction management technology, presents clinical case examples, and demonstrates how to utilize friction management interface products. The American Board for Certification […]

Every few years, The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) compiles an updated report on the state of diabetes, worldwide, titled: IDF Diabetes Atlas. The report discusses the various types of diabetes, the global impact and what can be done to prevent and better manage diabetes. The fourth edition is available for online viewing or hardcopy purchase. […]

Early in 2010 we featured a blog post, titled: Haglund’s Deformity, Bauer Bump, or Pump Bump – Non-Surgical Treatment. Today we’ll delve deeper into the subject of friction-induced skin trauma and offer a simple solution to end heel irritation for good. Hot spots, blisters, calluses and other forms of skin irritation are all-too-often misdiagnosed by […]

In collaboration with Becker Orthopedic, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies is pleased to present a new PCE credit opportunity to practitioners, technicians, fitters and assistants in the O&P industry. Friction Management for Neuropathic Foot Problems details the science behind friction management technology, real-world clinical case studies and technical applications for friction management interface products. Friction Management for […]

If you’re an orthotist, prosthetist or pedorthists who treats patients with partial foot amputations, there’s a new article in the November 2010 issue of Lower Extremity Review that’s well worth your time. In the article, Partial foot amputation: Pedorthic management, Erick Janisse, CPed, CO and Dennis Janisse, CPed – both of National Pedorthic Services Inc. […]