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The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has announced a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury; also updating the stages of pressure injury. NPUAP believes the change to pressure injury vs. pressure ulcer more accurately describes pressure and shear-related injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin. Pressure Injury: A pressure injury is […]

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has just posted information about its 2016 NPUAP Research Symposium, hosted at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel, November 9, 2016. This is a great opportunity for clinicians, researchers, engineers, and others in the healthcare field to learn more about the latest developments in pressure ulcer (bedsore) prevention. No longer is […]

GlideWear® Forefoot Shear Protection Socks feature a patented, dual layer low friction zone that provides targeted shear reduction across the forefoot to prevent and relieve abrasion, friction, and shear-related skin breakdown. Unlike traditional dual layer socks, which can cause a loss of stability while walking with and without footwear, GlideWear is strategically positioned around the […]

Mobility Management magazine has named Comfort Company’s Vector-X wheelchair cushion with GlideWear technology one of their readers’ best picks for 2015. Vector X with GlideWear Testimonial: I love the GlideWear technology. When chosen for the right individual, it’s great to reduce the amount of shear force in the transfer, and I have found it to […]

Paul Davis from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA writes (5/26/2015), We have lived in a rural setting for 25 years.  We supplement our heat with a high efficiency wood burner.  Several times each year dead trees are felled to be cut into the appropriate size for splitting and firebox fit.  I am an AE amputee with a shoulder […]

Recommended reading for nurse, therapists, physicians, orthotists, prosthetists, and individuals who rely on assistive technology for daily activity. Skin Health: Prevention and Treatment of Skin Breakdown Written by Janet Dean, MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP. The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland. Published on the Transverse Myelitis Association website, Janet Dean’s […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2014 Washington, DC – According to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines; “Pressure Ulcers increase hospital costs significantly. In the US, pressure ulcer care is estimated to approach $11 billion (USD) annually, with a cost of between $500 (USD) and $70,000 (USD) per individual pressure ulcer.”1 […]

In partnership with Becker Orthopedic and clinicians, Charles Kuffel, MSM, CPO, FAAOP and Kevin Hines, CPO of Arise Orthotics and Prosthetics (Minneapolis, MN USA), Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch scientific & clinical case presentation. The presentation, New Intervention for the Management of Skin Breakdown […]

Whether you’re trying ShearBan (self-adhesive PTFE sheets & patches) or GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patches (2-ply silk-like shear reducing fabric) for the first time or are looking to optimize your patch size and placement for maximum performance and cost savings, SIZE does matter. This post serves to provide guidance and considerations in choosing the correct patch size […]

This article is intended to address the top three questions that healthcare providers and end-users have asked us regarding the GlideWear® Prosthetic Liner Patch by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. The GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patch is indicated for lower-limb amputees who experience discomfort and skin trauma in specific locations on the residual limb, providing immediate relief and lasting protection […]