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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. […]

Today I want to share a great foot care resource with you! Fixing Your Feet (4th Edition) by John Vonhof is a must read for anyone that works on feet – either as a healthcare professional or for personal care. Fixing your Feet covers all aspects of prevention and treatment techniques and products for anyone […]

I urge you to read the May, 2009, edition of the O & P Edge. There’s an excellent article “A Dynamic Solution for the Pediatric Symes Amputee” by Daniel Record, CP, LP, RN. The article discusses how Mr. Record and Charles Kinne, CO, fabricated an “articulated Symes ankle prosthosis” (ASAP) for Taylor Mcleod, a twenty-month-old […]

  We have noticed a significant increase in the number of orthoses being custom made for pets, especially dogs. shows very clearly how Tamarack™ joints are being used. Many of the orthoses shown on these pages – and the one at right – are “stifle” (knee) orthoses that are for stabilizing and managing a […]

The latest issue of the Tamarack Designer, the quarterly O&P newsletter of Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies, is now available for online viewing. The Tamarack Designer, Issue 02 Spring 2009, features a story about Tamarack, one of Marty Carlson’s most memorable clients, an important ShearBan® product update and overview of our durability testing equipment. If you received […]

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