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Do you wish you could add free motion or dorsiflexion assist joints after you’ve fabricated a thermoplastic, carbon fiber or leather brace? New Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps offer O&P practitioners, technicians and central fabrication companies a new installation alternative, using Tamarack’s pre-made cavity system for articulating orthopedic devices. George Garcia, CTO with Arizona AFO recently […]

The latest ShearBan flyer is now available on Tamarack’s website: http://www.tamarackhti.com/assets/pdf/2010_shearban_flyer.pdf The most exciting change that recently took place is that ShearBan Rivet Cover Patches are now packaged in 138 piece packs, instead of 120. The 15% increase in patches comes to you at no additional charge. Rivet cover patches are ideal for covering hardware […]

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies is delighted to announce the launch of our newly-redesigned Model 747 Tamarack Clevisphere™ Joint. In order to address customer concerns with regard to the dampener pad shifting out of place, we have engineered a recessed area within the Clevisphere Joint casting to more effectively hold the sound dampener pad in place. As […]

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 […]

We’re pleased to announce that our recently introduced Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps™ are now available in both black and natural color options. Image: Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps – currently available for large Tamarack Flexure Joints only Tamarack Flexure Joint Caps™ offer an efficient and durable alternative to traditional vacuum-formed joint cavity fabrication, while also making […]

A wearer of an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) may experience skin redness, blisters, or rubbing. These three forums for people with spina bifida (myelomeningocele), multiple sclerosis (MS), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) give many examples of various skin integrity problems associated with wearing an AFO. In addition to modifications of the orthosis, a clinician may […]

Several material and technical expert industry leaders discussed thermoplastics used for O&P applications in the March 1020 O&P Business News ( http://www.oandpbiznews.com/201003/2.asp) . While there is some need for O&P specific formulations (such as thinner and stronger) the economics of development makes it very difficult to attract suppliers because the O&P industry is so small. […]

  An intriguing article on an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) for running recently appeared in the September, 2009, issue of Prosthetics and Orthotics International. Authors David Bishop, Allan Moore, and Naveen Chandrashekar discuss a novel AFO. The AFO was designed for one of the authors who suffered peroneal nerve damage and as a result developed […]