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5,550 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/2010
A New Tool For Gastroc Recession A new surgical system may make it easier for podiatrists to perform gastrocnemius recession.    Surgeons can use the Integra™ Endoscopic Gastroc Release (EGR) System for the treatment of equinus contracture, according to the manufacturer Integra LifeSciences. | Continue reading

5,449 reads | 0 comments | 08/19/2010
Rebound From Injury A new short leg walker can accomodate differences in lower extremity anatomy and help patients avoid re-injury.    The Rebound™ Air Walker is a short leg walker with a full circumferential shell and toe bumper, which can protect patients from re-injury, according to the manufacturer Ossur. It adds that the walker features an integrated air pump that provides easy inflation/deflation and consistent compression. The device also has front placement straps that permit easy application, according to the company. | Continue reading

3,473 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2010
Optimizing The Power Of Silver A tried-and-true line of silver dressings is getting an expansion.    The Acticoat™ brand of dressings is branching out with the launch of the Acticoat™ Flex 7 Ribbon and Acticoat™ Post-Op antimicrobial dressings. Both use nanocrystalline silver as a barrier to more than 150 pathogens, including 188 strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to the manufacturer Smith and Nephew. | Continue reading

6,584 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/2010
Online Answers For Reimbursement Do have questions about reimbursement for wound care products?    A new online guide may have the answers. Smith & Nephew recently introduced the Smith & Nephew Wound Management Reimbursement Resource Center, which includes the company’s complete line of wound care products. The guide is available at us/10209.htm. | Continue reading

4,029 reads | 0 comments | 03/25/2010
Customized Locking Plates For Surgeons    New locking plates may help surgeons match internal fixation to the patient’s bone type.    The new VLP™ Foot Variable-Angle Locked Plating System has several plate designs as well as a range of screw types to provide a more individualized approach for patients with all bone types, according to the manufacturer Smith & Nephew.    The company notes that the plating system offers flexibility with locking screws that allow placement 15 degrees off the center axis in any direction. | Continue reading

7,748 reads | 0 comments | 02/01/2010
Accommodations Made Easy    A new workstation may provide more comfort and accessibility for physicians when treating patients.    Care Exchange™ Workstations can easily accommodate electronic medical records, digital diagnostics and electronic prescriptions, all in the procedure room. The manufacturer, Midmark Corporation, says physicians can have everything completed before the patient even leaves the office. | Continue reading

3,260 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2009
Information At Your Fingertips    Do you need a range of orthotic information located at one convenient source?    Now ProLab Orthotics may have the answer. The company notes that its new Web site,, can be a resource for practitioners, residents and podiatry students. | Continue reading

4,051 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/2009
Pain-Free Dressing Removal    Removing wound dressings may cause discomfort for the patient, not to mention possible trauma to the wound.    However, the Silvercel Non-Adherent antimicrobial dressing features a non-adherent layer that enables the dressing to control infection and minimize trauma with dressing changes, according to the product’s manufacturer Systagenix Wound Management. | Continue reading

4,926 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/2009
Making An Early Diagnosis    Are you looking for a way to facilitate a quick diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?    Look no further than the Revo® 1100 Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic system, which has recently been enhanced with the VascuLink® networking and reporting software. The VascuLink software allows for physicians to diagnose peripheral arterial disease quickly, according to the manufacturer Unetixs Vascular. | Continue reading
Dr.’s Remedy® Enriched Nail Polish

6,057 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/2009
Nails With Polish And Protection    In addition to cosmetic improvement, a new nail polish may provide protection for nails.    Dr.’s Remedy® Enriched Nail Polish offers a line of nail polishes that may help reduce nail fungus with the natural ingredients in the polish, according to the manufacturer Dr.’s Remedy. | Continue reading