- Volume 17 - Issue 4 - April 2004
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A new product combines diagnostic testing with equipment that may help facilitate easier reimbursement.
The Smartdop® 20EXR Doppler has Smart-V-Link™ Vascular Software that enables you to document your preoperative procedures for patient records and reimbursement. Koven Technology, the manufacturer of the product, says the software features complete ABI and TBI software for simple documentation and automatic calculation of ratios.
The Smartdop, which weighs just 2 pounds, also has an optional PPG plug-in module to measure toe pressures in patients with diabetes. Koven says it also accepts trade-ins of older non-invasive Dopplers.
Company: Koven Technology
Product: Smartdop® 20EXR Doppler with Smart-V-Link Vascular Software
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Fits Like A Glove
The shape of a new hemi-toe implant may help ensure a better fit for patients undergoing a first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty.
The new Cobalt Chrome/Titanium Hemi-Toe implant from Futura Biomedical is shaped like a trapezoid to match the geometry of a resected proximal phalanx. The implant features a cobalt chrome articulating surface and a titanium plasma spray coated stem, which encourages osseous integration, according to the company.
The company adds that the thin base of the hemi-toe implant facilitates preservation of the flexor tendon insertion site even when joint decompression is necessary.
Company: Futura Biomedical
Product: Cobalt Chrome/Titanium Hemi-Toe
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An Alternative To TCC?
Are you searching for an alternative to total contact casting?
Search no further than the Conformer Diabetic Boot. According to Bledsoe Brace Systems, the manufacturer of the product, the boot may replace the use of total contact casting in treating ulcerative or pre-ulcerative conditions. The company emphasizes that the boot’s dual density midsole can accommodate most Charcot conditions.
Bledsoe says the boot can facilitate “significantly lower” peak plantar pressures in comparison to the total contact cast. Not only can the boot facilitate normal walking and easy dressing changes, the company says the boot can be used for the duration of treatment.
Company: Bledsoe Brace Systems
Product: Conformer Diabetic Boot
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