AFO Archives | Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Effective immediately, the new 5-Pack will replace the larger “bulk” 10 pair package of Tamarack Flexure Joints (offered since Summer 2012); resulting in a more practical option for O&P clinics and central fabrication facilities around the world. Now available, the Tamarack Flexure Joint 5-Pack includes 5 pair of Tamarack Flexure Joints and one free molding dummy kit. […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies is pleased to announce the availability of an adjustable plantarflexion motion control option! The Tamarack Plantarflexion Limiter Kit provides 30 degrees of precision adjustability. Kits are available in medium and large sizes, can be used with thermoplastic and carbon fiber construction, and include a set of reusable Molding Dummies. Tamarack Flexure Joints […]

  Explore the November 2014 issue of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies’ e-Newsletter… In an effort to provide more frequent product, clinical-technical education, and industry-related information to the customers we serve, Tamarack has begun producing a new monthly e-Newsletter, mailing to opt-in subscribers and also available through our social media pages.   Each month, we’ll share new […]

Occasionally, we receive a call asking about whether or not we recommend installing the Clevisphere™ Joint (Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.) backwards to create a rear-entry style ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), designed to allow adjustable dorsiflexion control. Due to the stress translated to the material during high activity – and risk of fatigue cracks near the joint […]

Over the years, we’ve noticed that the trim gaps between the footplate and calf section of some custom-fabricated articulating ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) samples are excessively large, sometimes measuring up to 1/4” between the two sections. The purpose of this post is to highlight the importance of keeping your trim gap as close as possible to […]

We’re excited to share a new resource to make it easier for orthotists and therapists to select the right Tamarack Flexure Joint components and ankle-foot orthosis design options for their patients.  The Tamarack Flexure Joint Indications for Use Guide provides valuable information about AFO design, clinical indications, functional considerations, and contraindications to ensure that each […]

We recently ran across a great technician tip for securing Tamarack Molding Dummies to a plaster cast without using tacks, featured on orthotictechnicians.com.  Check it out! A simple way to set up tamarack joints. Have any of you been frustrated setting tamarack blanks or have had problems removing the blanks post-drape? I have been using […]

If you’re having trouble installing dorsiflexion assist (model 742) Tamarack Flexure Joints in the thermoformed joint cavities, consider ordering the inexpensive and invaluable Tamarack Spanner Wrench. Developed for this very purpose, the Tamarack Spanner Wrench is designed to hold the brass flange nuts in place when installing or adjusting Tamarack Flexure Joints.       […]

If you’ve ever needed shorter or longer screws to properly secure Tamarack Flexure Joints to a thermoplastic or carbon fiber brace, and the hardware supplied in the pack wasn’t the correct length for your needs, we’ve got you covered. On page 20 of the new Tamarack Flexure Joint Product Guide (2nd edition – August 2011), […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies is pleased to announce that Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps, the new external mounting option for installing Tamarack Flexure Joints, are now available in large and medium sizes. Purchasing Information: Part Number Description Size Color 741-CAP-LB Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps Large Black 741-CAP-LN Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps Large Natural 741-CAP-MB Tamarack Flexure Joint […]