- Volume 18 - Issue 2 - February 2005
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Relieve Dry Skin
Dry skin can be a problem for many patients in the winter.
Given this common problem, one may want to consider Umecta™, which can provide relief for moderately to severely dry skin. The JSJ Pharmaceuticals product contains 40% urea and SanoDerm™ technology, and is available in an 8-oz. tube.
The company notes Umecta also features a physiologic lipid base that is rich in omega-6 essential fatty acids. Such acids, which are readily absorbed into the epidermal barrier, can help in maintaining skin hydration and elasticity more effectively than applications that contain mineral oil or petroleum, according to JSJ.
Company: JSJ Pharmaceuticals
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Flexibility And Liberty
The newest line of orthotics and footwear is tailored to patients with diabetes.
When patients with diabetes need a device to accommodate sensitive feet, one may want to consider the Diabeticflex. The product reportedly contours to the foot, relieves pressure on the bottom of the foot and prevents ulcers, according to the Orthotic Group, the manufacturer of the product.
Also available from the Orthotic Group is the casual Liberty shoe, which utilizes the Diabeticflex. The company says the shoe’s upper combines breathable, stretchable Lycra with genuine leather. The Orthotic Group notes the shoe’s midsole is composed of a compression molded EVA to promote stable cushioning. The shoe also features a durable outsole designed with a rocker bottom and slip-resistant tread.
Company: The Orthotic Group
Product: Diabeticflex and Liberty
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Something To Ease The Pain
Patients may recoil from the prospect of getting stuck with a needle but a new product may offer relief.
DPMs can use Pain Ease® to abate the pain caused by injections, IVs, venipuncture, minor surgery, minor sutures and minor sports injuries, according to Gebauer, the manufacturer of the product.
The company says the nonflammable product is a topical anesthetic skin refrigerant that one may use for minor open wounds, skin and mucous membranes.
Pain Ease is available in Mist or Medium Stream Spray. The spray can be helpful in treating myofascial pain, muscle tension and restricted motion, according to Gebauer.
Product: Pain Ease®
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Lift Up Their Heels
Prior to surgery, patients with femur fractures may need help in controlling movement and keeping their legs elevated.
Look no further than the Heelift® Traction Boot. The boot applies up to 10 pounds of skin traction to help stabilize femur fractures, according to manufacturer DM Systems. The product also elevates the leg and offers footdrop and rotational control.
Heelift can help prevent heel and lateral malleolar ulcers, according to the company. It also notes that the product averts peroneal nerve pressure injury at the head of the fibula and provides forefoot support, thus avoiding contracture of the heel cord. DM Systems says Heelift’s tricot backing offers the full benefit of traction with no friction between the boot and the bed.