Defeating Athlete's Foot
- Volume 16 - Issue 5 - May 2003
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When treating those who suffer from athlete’s foot, you may want to consider a new lotion that combines two ingredients to offer relief.
The topical lotion deFEET® uses the advanced transdermal drug delivery system of PENtoCORE, which facilitates deeper penetration of the active ingredient of tolnaftate.
BioChemics, the manufacturer of the product, says deFEET relieves athlete’s foot infection and itchy, scaly, burning feet.
In fact, a clinical trial at the New England Medical Center showed that deFEET cured 100 percent of patients in 10 days, according to the company. It adds that many runners and athletes have been using the lotion.
Company: BioChemics, Inc.
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Best Of Both Worlds
The latest shoe in Etonic’s DRx® line is stylish enough to please your patients but also comes complete with traits designed by DPMs.
The Pro Control III, slated to arrive this fall, has a TPU medial post for motion control as well as Stable Air® chambers in the heel and forefoot to enhance shock absorption and cushion feet.
Also included in the design are a compression molded EVA/PU midsole, a sturdy Everdure® outsole and Dri-Lex® lining to wick moisture away from feet. Double depth sizing ensures the shoe will fit with orthotics.
The shoes are available in black or white full-grain leather uppers or brown nubuck uppers in various sizes.
Product: DRx Pro Control III
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Cream Of The Crop
Certainly, you see more than your share of tough heels and calluses in your office.
Now there’s a new cream that may provide some relief for these patients. Doak Dermatologics offers the DPM™ Cream, a non-prescription foot moisturizer with 20% urea, menthol and peppermint oil. The company says the cream is especially beneficial for hard-to-moisturize areas such as heels and calluses.
Doak adds that the product (in 6-ounce tubes) will only be available in podiatry offices.
Company: Doak Dermatologics
Product: DPM Cream
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Guarding Against Morton’s Neuroma
Are you looking for a more mininally invasive option in treating Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis?
The ISOGUARD™ System may be right up your alley. Koby Surgical, the manufacturer of the system, says it offers simplicity and effectiveness.
The company says the ISOGUARD enables you to perform procedures such as Morton’s neuroma decompressions via one small incision instead of using endoscopic equipment.
Among the four instruments in the ISOGUARD System is one that allows you to isolate the plantar fascia or the deep transverse metatarsal ligament, according to the company.
It notes this key benefit enables podiatric surgeons to protect surrounding tissue and cut a pre-determined amount of fascia or ligament with a disposable blade.
Company: Koby Surgical
Product: ISOGUARD System
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