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Get Closure On Wounds

A new primary wound closure product may offer your patients comfort and a good cosmetic appearance.      The Steri-Strip S Surgical Skin Closure can be helpful in managing low-tension lacerations and surgical incisions, according to the product’s manufacturer 3M. The company cites a recent study that demonstrated that closure of surgical wounds with the non-invasive device was two minutes shorter than with simple running sutures.      Steri-Strip is made of soft polyurethane pads and interlaced polyester filaments. The company says patients can wear them for seven to 10 days and take short showers without additional covering. The product also allows for more accurate wound alignment, leading to better cosmetic results, according to 3M.      Company: 3M      Product: Steri-Strip S Surgical Skin Closure      For more info, circle 399 on your reader service card

These Shoes Were Made For Walking

For your active patients, it is important they have a walking shoe that provides protection as well as comfort.      With this in mind, patients may want to slip their feet into the 557 walking shoes, which feature the materials Abzorb® and N-Durance®. New Balance, the manufacturer of the shoes, says the materials provide both shock absorption and maximum durability in areas with high wear.      The 557 also has an outsole that stabilizes the foot during gait, notes the company. New Balance adds that the shoe’s outsole is durable and its leather upper provides comfort, breathability and durability.      Company: New Balance      Product: 557      For more info, circle 400 on your reader service card

Reducing Pain And Stimulating Muscles

Podiatrists may turn to a new muscle stimulator to remedy a variety of podiatric problems.      The Lectra+4 is a four-channel, multi-mode interferential and muscle stimulator with sequential stimulation. The manufacturer Medi-Stim, Inc. says the product is indicated to manage chronic pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase blood circulation and increase range of motion.      Lectra+4 allows treatment of several areas at the same time and patients can use it at home, according to Medi-Stim. The company says the product features 23 pre-programmed treatment protocols, a patient compliance monitor and permits one to control the individual channels. It is also available as Lectra+2, a two-channel unit.      Company: Medi-Stim      Product: Lectra+4      For more info, circle 401 on your reader service card

Soothing Aching Feet

If your patients need something to soothe their aching feet, they may want to turn to a new foot spray.      The Kool ‘N Fit® Foot Spray, which can relieve burning or swollen feet, is all natural, antibacterial and antiseptic, according to the manufacturer Kool N’ Fit. The company says one of the spray’s ingredients is teatree oil, which has antifungal and medicinal qualities.      The foot spray also contains menthol, camphor, extracts of eucalyptus oil, melaeuca oil, peppermint oil and various other inactive ingredients, notes the company. It is available in 4-oz. and 8-oz. bottles.      Company: Kool ‘N Fit      Product: Kool ‘N Fit® Foot Spray      For more info, circle 402 on your reader service card

An Innovative Implant

The past few years have seen the development of increasingly sophisticated implants and one company has reportedly developed the first pyrocarbon foot implant.      The Ascension® PyroSphere® has received FDA approval and is indicated for patients with foot arthritis, according to the manufacturer Ascension Orthopedics, Inc. The company notes the implant is designed for the fourth and fifth tarsometatarsal joints.      The PyroSphere is composed of On-X® Carbon, which Ascension says is superior to other pyrocarbon materials. The material demonstrates increased durability and prolongs the life of the implant, according to the company.      Company: Ascension Orthopedics, Inc.      Product: Ascension® PyroSphere®      For more info, circle 403 on your reader service card

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