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Dr. Metin Yavuz is one of the leading researchers on the biomechanical forces causing diabetic foot ulcers. He started his work at the Cleveland Clinic and has continued it at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Yavuz contributed a superb article to the May, 2010 issue of Lower Extremity Review entitled: Plantar Shear: Casting […]

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have explored the effect of various diseases on plantar shear stresses while walking. In a 2009 article in Gait & Posture, Dr. Metin Yavuz and colleagues examined hallux valgus, a degenerative joint disease in which the big toe deviates laterally and the first metatarsal bone deviates medially. Generally, the researchers […]

Over the past few years, manufacturers and healthcare professionals in the specialized field of orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics and podiatry have begun focusing more intensively on the prevention of diabetic foot wounds, including calluses and plantar foot ulcers. With more advanced product technologies, healthcare providers can more effectively evaluate “at-risk” areas for re-ulceration to prevent skin […]

On Saturday April 17th, 2010, two representatives from Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies will display a few of Tamarack’s newest products to the Minnesota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (MN APTA). While Tamarack’s primary product line focuses on the orthotic/prosthetic and pedorthic industry, a growing number of physical therapists in the USA are seeing patients […]

Over the past 15 years Tamarack Habilitation Technologies has done extensive lab research to learn about the static coefficient of friction (CoF) of materials commonly used in the Orthotic and Prosthetic industry. We have always been curious about bare skin as a comparison material. The CoF is the force resisting the relative lateral (tangential) motion […]

By Catherine Lussenhop     A new paper in Assistive Technology, the journal of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Association of North America (RESNA), suggests that the relation between interface pressure and the formation of pressure ulcers is not as clear-cut as many assume it to be.     Researchers in the Netherlands reviewed previous studies about interface […]