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Charles Kuffel, CPO, FAAOP and I recently had the honor and privilege of presenting a 3 lecture instructional course at the 13th ISPO World Congress and ORTHOPÄDIE + REHA-TECHNIK 2010 in Leipzig Germany. Our course was titled “Friction Management for Neuropathic Foot Problems”. 21,200 visitors from 108 countries visited the fair and the ISPO World […]

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 […]

Today’s blog post highlights one of the most common locations for friction-induced skin trauma – the brims of orthotic devices such as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) or prosthetic socket. These locations are notorious for causing painful rubbing against the skin due to significant shear & pressure forces. Using a low-friction, adhesive-backed material such as […]

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 […]

We posted earlier about Haglund’s deformity. Since then, we have been getting steady traffic from people looking for ways to treat “pump bumps” or “bauer bumps” without surgery. We have two products that reduce pain and inflammation associated with rubbing from footwear: ENGO® (our consumer product) or ShearBan® (our professional product). ShearBan and ENGO are […]

Recently we introduced the new ShearBan® Product Guide – a step-by-step installation technique and resource booklet developed to improve the users’ experience with ShearBan®. The Guide is available in print format upon request and will soon be downloadable online at www.shearban.com. The most frequent un-asked question regarding ShearBan technology would have to be “When should […]