New Products


5,684 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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5,120 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2007

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

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5,503 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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4,716 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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5,809 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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5,974 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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4,126 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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6,817 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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4,891 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2006
More Specific Orthotics

Do you need orthotics that are specifically tailored to the pathologies of your patients?    You may not need to look any further than three new Pathology Specific Orthoses. ProLab Orthotics/USA says it designed the three new orthotics to meet the specific pathomechanics of each diagnosis. Understanding the pathomechanics of each patient’s diagnosis is essential to ensuring optimum treatment outcomes, according to the company.    With the three new Pathology Specific Orthoses, ProLab now offers a total of 14

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4,636 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2006
Treating Wounds From Every Angle Patients can now use two tested wound care products in a spray emulsion form.

   Accuzyme and Panafil are perfect for elderly patients, particularly those who suffer from arthritis, according to Healthpoint, the manufacturer of both products. The spray emulsion format does not require direct contact from the patient or person applying the enzymatic debridement products. Healthpoint says the “no touch” application may reduce the chance of infection and help prevent disturbing the wound bed.    Healthp

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