New Products February 2009

Orthotics For Kids

   A new line of orthoses may provide relief for children suffering from flatfoot.

   ProLab Orthotics says the P3 Functional Kiddythotics™ provide effective orthotic therapy for young children with flexible flatfoot.

   The company says the functional prefabricated Kiddythotics are compromised of a rigid polypropylene shell, a deep heel cup, medial flange, medial heel skive, and a 4/4 rearfoot post.

   ProLab adds that new color-coded sizes are available.

   Company: ProLab Orthotics
   Product: P3 Functional Kiddythotics
   For more info, circle 399 on your reader service card

Simplifying The UseOf NPWT Dressings

   The debut of a new dressing may facilitate quicker and easier use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) dressings with the VAC therapy system.

   The VAC® Simplace™ Dressing offers a newly designed VAC GranuFoam™ Dressing and a 3M™ Tegaderm™ Dressing, exclusively designed for use with the VAC therapy system, according to Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI).

   KCI says key benefits include the spiral-shaped and pre-scored GranuFoam dressing, which is easier to place into the wound site. In order to help facilitate optimal wound healing, the 3M Tegaderm dressing conforms to the body and flexes with the skin.

   Company: KCI
   Product: VAC® Simplace™ Dressing
   For more info, circle 400 on your reader service card

Slam-Dunk Orthotics

   A new orthotic may be just what basketball players are looking for on the court.

   Sportmaxx™ Pro Basketball orthotics have been designed for basketball athletes in order to provide improved support, according to the manufacturer Footmaxx. The company says the custom orthotics help control the biomechanics of athletes and the multi-directional demands on their feet.

   Sportmaxx adds that the orthotics also address the increased forefoot shock associated with steps on a basketball court and facilitate more shock absorption when athletes are jumping or quickly changing direction.

   Company: Footmaxx
   Product: Sportmaxx™ Pro Basketball Orthotics
   For more into, circle 401 on your reader service card

Treating Different Foot Types

   A new orthoses system offers a more detailed categorization of foot types to help facilitate improved results with custom orthoses prescriptions.

   Nolaro24, LLC says the RX24 Quadrastep System takes the medical model of 24 foot types and breaks them down into six subclassifications that group together similar foot types.

    The foot types include severe pes cavus, mild pes planus, neutral, moderate pes planus, abductovarus forefoot and severe planovalgus feet, according to Nolaro24, LLC.

   With each pair of orthoses, the company provides a patient education card that points out possible clinical symptoms, key foot attributes and gait characteristics. Nolaro24 says the RX24 Quadrastep System is easy to learn and reduces the need for costly and messy foot impressions.

   Company: Nolaro24
   Product: RX24
   For more info, circle 402 on your reader service card

Preventing And Treating Foot Fungus

   Chances are you have more than your share of athletic patients looking for possible remedies for athlete’s foot.

   Drymax Socks reportedly offer a dual layer design that helps keep feet dry and comfortable in cold, hot and even wet conditions, according to the product’s manufacturer Drymax Socks.

   The company maintains that Drymax fibers are hydrophobic. They do not wick and repel water, according to Drymax Socks. The company says these socks “dry at the speed of sweat.”

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