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2,028 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2007

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-resista

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2,937 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2007

A new Doppler can document a patient’s vascular status from a number of angles. The Smartdop® 30EX is a lightweight, portable, bidirectional Doppler with a printer and large LCD display, according to the manufacturer Koven Technology. The device has an automatic cuff inflator which the company says aids in fast and accurate testing for ankle-brachial indices and tibial-brachial indices. With the Smartdop 30EX, one can use the Smart-V-Link® Software to save up to 30 waveforms. The company says one can calculate ratios automatically and optional PPG models are ava

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6,222 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2007

When grinding nails, DPMs can expose themselves to dust but a new device may protect them.    The portable BATVAC comes with a sheath that can be attached to drills, according to the manufacturer Jan L. The company says the product efficiently collects dust right at the bur.

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5,440 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2007

Clinicians have a new tool to treat the potentially serious peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

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5,644 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/2007

When faced with wounds, one might want to utilize the healing power of silver.    The Silver Shield™ Silver Antimicrobial Skin Wound Gel offers a clear and amorphous hydrogel that does not irritate, stain or discolor tissue, according to the product’s manufacturer Anacapa Technologies, Inc.

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4,845 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2007
Picturing Wounds Accurately

     As wounds progress through different stages of healing, it is important to have an accurate method of tracking their progress.      With the new PictZar® medical software program, one would take a digital photo and load that photo and a ruler into the computer, according to Medline Industries, the manufacturer of the software program. The company says the product then accurately calibrates to the ruler and measures the wound’s length, width, circumference and area.      Medline says

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5,980 reads | 0 comments | 02/03/2007
Positive Results From Negative Pressure Therapy

      For wound healing, DPMs might find success with the power of negative pressure therapy.       The Vario 18ci negative pressure wound therapy system is an AC/DC C/I aspriator and wound dressing kit that can promote healing and the development of granulation tissue, according to the manufacturer Medela Medical Technology. The company says the product can treat stage III and IV pressure ulcers, neuropathic and venous insufficiency ulcers, dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, skin grafts and fl

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6,102 reads | 0 comments | 11/03/2006
Patients come in many sizes and may need different sizes of bunion relief.

      The new Comfort Gel Skin™ comes in four different models with various gel thicknesses and options for covers, according to the manufacturer Gel Smart. The sleeves available are the 5 mm Comfort Bunion Relief Pad and the 3 mm Dress Bunion Relief Pad.       The company says the product combines flexibility with specialized textiles, which move with and conform to the gels. The gels add thickness while maintaining pliability and stretch for comfort, according

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4,397 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2006
Antifungal Agent In A Convenient Package

A tried and true podiatric moisturizer is now available in a more convenient form.      Naftin® Cream utilizes naftifine HCl 1% to treat conditions such as tinea pedis, according to the manufacturer Merz Pharmaceuticals. The cream has fungicidal and fungistatic activity against various organisms, according to the company.      Naftin is now available in a new 90-g size, which is reportedly in response to physicians’ requests for fewer refills for patients. The company says DPMs can use

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7,369 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2006
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 polyest

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