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7,744 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2005
Protecting Diabetic Feet

   Patients with diabetes now have two new options when it comes to protective footwear.    The T1230 and T1220 are the latest additions to the Ambulator Stretcher footwear series manufactured by Aetrex Worldwide. The shoes provide comfort and protection for patients who are diabetic or arthritic, and the shoes can accommodate a variety of foot injuries or conditions, according to the company.    Aetrex says the shoes feature high toe boxes, seamless spandex uppers and a removable depth of a half inch. The c

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5,410 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2005
Disguising Bumps And Bruises

   Summer activity can bring bumps and bruises for children, and a new scar product can help DPMs improve the appearance of kids’ scars.    The new Mederma® for Kids™ is formulated for children between the ages of 2 and 12, and can minimize the appearance of scars resulting from injury, burns, bug bites and surgery, according to manufacturer Merz Pharmaceuticals. The company says the product is also perfect for scars from childhood diseases and stretch marks from weight fluctuation.  

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10,726 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2005
Promoting Wound Healing

   The newest wound dressing uses a combination of several ingredients to remove exudate and promote healing.    In order to facilitate wound healing, Promogran Prisma™ Matrix combines collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) and silver ORC+, according to the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson Wound Management. The company says the chronic wound dressing removes the destructive elements of the wound, maintains a bacterial balance, reduces bacterial growth and utilizes silver to ensure healthy growth of tissue

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4,445 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2005
A Lighter Step

   Patients need to stay off their feet while recovering from various types of sprains and a new walker may let them do just that.    The StepLite® Easy Air™ Pneumatic-Gel Ankle Walker has a pneumatic gel “bladder” that contains multiple air and gel cells. These cells can be inflated and deflated to facilitate support and comfort, according to the manufacturer FLA Orthopedics.    The company notes the product is ideal for treating acute or severe ankle sprains, severe ankle or foot stra

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5,775 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2005
Brace Yourself

   For injured patients who need supportive and comfortable braces, clinicians may want to give an established product line another look.    The Aircast line of pneumatic walking braces, including the XP Walker™ (extra pneumatic), FP Walker™ (foam pneumatic) and SP Walker™ (short pneumatic), have been improved. The improved braces were unveiled recently at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.    In order to provide enhanced support and protection,

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7,590 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2005
A Step Toward A Perfect Fit

   The newest product for digital foot scanning expands on previously developed technology.    The iStep Footwear Integration Technology (FIT) expands on the iStep Pressure Plate, a computer system that measures arch type and pressure points as a patient walks, according to Apex Foot Health Industries, the manufacturer of both products.    The company’s patented FIT is particularly valuable in retail as the technology allows one to categorize patients based on their foot measurements, arch types and

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5,080 reads | 0 comments | 02/03/2005
Relieve Dry Skin

   Dry skin can be a problem for many patients in the winter.    Given this common problem, one may want to consider Umecta™, which can provide relief for moderately to severely dry skin. The JSJ Pharmaceuticals product contains 40% urea and SanoDerm™ technology, and is available in an 8-oz. tube.    The company notes Umecta also features a physiologic lipid base that is rich in omega-6 essential fatty acids. Such acids, which are readily absorbed into the epidermal barrier, can help in

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9,435 reads | 0 comments | 12/03/2004
Debriding For Successful Wound Healing

   For the latest in debriding diabetic ulcers, turn to the newest variation on a tried and true papain urea formula.    Gladase™-C is indicated for diabetic and decubitis ulcers, postoperative wounds, burns and various other wounds. Smith and Nephew Wound Management, the manufacturer of the product, says the papain-urea-chlorophyllin copper complex sodium in Gladase-C offers an enzymatic debrider that one can apply throughout treatment to help remove necrotic tissue and liquefy slough.  &

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9,058 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2004

When undergoing treatment for pressure ulcers and infections, your patients may want a dressing they can easily apply once a day. The AmeriGel Hydrogel Saturated Gauze Dressing may be the answer as it is the first antimicrobial hydrogel impregnated gauze, according to the manufacturer AmerX Health Care. The company says the product reduces the bioburden of the wound, facilitating a wound free of debris. The gauze is indicated for use on pressure ulcers (stage I to IV), diabetic skin ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, first- and second-degree burns and post-surgical wounds with dehiscence, acc

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7,858 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2004

With so many people dealing with dry skin and nail diseases, one cannot have too many options for treatment. That is why you may want to consider adding two new products to your armamentarium. Keralac® Lotion is a 35% urea-based moisturizer manufactured by Doak Dermatologics. Offering ingredients of vitamin E, lactic acid and zinc, Keralac Lotion can promote a favorable pH level, which can increase healing and protect against harmful bacteria, according to the company. Available in 7-ounce and 11-ounce bottles, Keralac Lotion has a light texture and patients can spread it eas

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