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Active patients often need specialized products to protect vulnerable knees and ankles. Now you may recommend the PPT Gel Stirrup Ankle Support, which reduces sprains and injury-related pain and edema. According to the manufacturer Langer, the ankle support contains a two-chambered bladder of air and gel for cold therapy use. Langer says the cushioning brace controls eversion and inversion, and allows for normal plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. Not only does the contoured shell closely adhere to the ankle in athletic shoes, Langer says you’ll find that the ankle support is adjustable so it will fit any size and can be worn on either foot. For additional information, circle 397 on your reader service card. Hidden Benefits Are your patients looking for shoes that give them more stability? If so, you may want to check out the “Hidden-Depth” Rocker Soles, the latest addition to the Amublator Footwear line from Apex. According to the company, these new soles offer “major improvements” in the shoe’s aesthetics and stability. Apex says the new soles offer rocker bottoms and triple depth for additional protection and comfort. The Ambulator line also offers the benefits of wide toe boxes, removable insoles and padded collars. For additional information, circle 310 on your reader service card. Neat As A Pin Perhaps one of your patients has recently had an amputation and is struggling to find the right orthotic solution. To help your patient, you may want to look into the improved Pin Siloliner from Silipos. It now has a more flexible, smaller distal end cap and the company believes this improvement will help enhance comfort and fit for amputees, geriatric patients and those with neuropathy. Made with a polymer gel to prevent patients’ skin from further breakdown, the liner offers more comfort and flexibility than its predecessor. For additional information, circle 398 on your reader service card or visit Under Pressure Whether you’re trying to ensure an accurate prescription for foot orthoses or identifying areas of potential ulceration, analyzing pressure distribution is useful in many areas of podiatry. Now Sensor Products has introduced the Podia-Scan, the latest device to measure static plantar foot pressure. According to the company, the Podia-Scan includes a sensing mat and Windows-based image analysis software. Sensor Products says you can use the mat to analyze the patient’s foot implant while the software performs further analysis. Sensor Products says using the Podia-Scan can help you determine degrees of pronation or supination, screen diabetic and other neuropathic patients, monitor degenerative foot disorders and allows you to detect scoliosis in the early stages. For more information, circle 399 on your reader service card or visit Consider The Source People are always curious about health-related issues and it stands to reason that they may have questions or concerns about their feet. If your patients are looking for a general source of information about their feet that they can refer to from time to time, you may want to steer them toward the Podiatry Sourcebook. The Podiatry Sourcebook offers information ranging from the practice of podiatry to a variety of foot conditions, injuries and diseases. The book is broken down into five major categories including: Your Feet, Foot Conditions, Diseases that Affect the Foot, Foot Injuries and Additional Help and Information. Each section provides information ranging from treatment options to foot care. Published by Omnigraphics, the book sells for $78 and has been compiled through nonprofit organizations, government agencies and periodicals. For additional information, circle 400 on your reader service card or visit

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