Harnessing The Power Of Silver

A new dressing utilizes the healing power of silver to combat post-op infections.

Acticoat™ Post-Op can help fight the risk of infection after orthopedic, soft tissue and other surgical procedures, according to the manufacturer Smith and Nephew.

The company notes the tri-laminate dressing consists of a perforated Silcryst™ nanocrystalline silver wound contact layer, an absorbent hydrocellular foam layer and a transparent, waterproof adhesive top film, IV 3000™.

Further, the company says Acticoat has activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Smith and Nephew says Acticoat Post-Op has bactericidal activity, protecting against endogenous and exogenous bacterial infection.

Surgeons can leave the dressing in place for up to a week as the dressing provides continuous antimicrobial activity, and such wear time may decrease the costs associated with frequent dressing changes, according to the company.

Company: Smith and Nephew
Product: Acticoat™ Post-Op
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The Essence Of Comfort And Style
The dilemma in choosing shoes can often be comfort versus style but a new shoe combines the best of both.

The Essence Collection offers a new line of women’s casual shoes with state-of-the-art comfort technology, according to the manufacturer Aetrex Worldwide. The styles include Slip-Ons, Mary Janes and Lace Ups.

Aetrex says the shoes also feature polyester fabrics that transfer moisture while providing breathability and comfort. The shoes also have 1/4-inch removable depths in two layers, an Aetrex Performance Insole and a Mozaic™ Customization layer, according to the company.

Company: Aetrex Worldwide
Product: Essence Collection
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A More Restful Splint
A new nighttime splint may facilitate more restful sleep for patients with plantar fasciitis.

The Plantar Fasciitis Splint is a nighttime positioning splint that fits anteriorly on the leg, leaving the bottom of the foot free for safe ambulation, according to the manufacturer 3-Point Products.

The company says the product is composed of a lightweight plastic shell and cushioned neoprene straps.

The Plantar Fasciitis Splint pulls the toe into a corrective stretch instead of attempting to pull the foot up, according to 3-Point. It says the pulling motion means patients will not apply pressure to the splint even if they stretch against the splint while asleep.
Company: 3-Point Products
Product: Plantar Fasciitis Splint
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A Simple Plan For Nutrition
Every patient has unique nutritional needs and a new program can help patients keep track of their dietary needs and compliance.

Simply Yours is a personalized nutrition program allowing DPMs to customize each patient’s nutritional supplement needs and dosages, according to the manufacturer Douglas Laboratories.
The company adds that practitioners can combine dosages into daily morning and afternoon slots for the week’s regimen.

Douglas Labs says the program improves patient compliance and can lead to more positive outcomes. The company adds that the simplified dispensing in Simply Yours reduces confusion and the product is portable and convenient.

Company: Douglas Laboratories
Product: Simply Yours
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