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4,292 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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5,588 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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7,360 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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4,869 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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8,951 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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8,927 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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7,438 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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4,453 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2004

Are you looking for one cream that can combat several skin conditions? Salex™ Cream may be just what your patients need. It utilizes 6% salicylic acid to fight hyperkeratotic skin disorders, such as keratosis plantaris, ichthyosis and psoriasis, according to Healthpoint, the product’s manufacturer. The cream helps facilitate the removal of excess keratin and the company also notes that the product has a new Multivesicular Emulsion System (MVE™). This MVE technology aids in hydration, lubrication and improving blood flow in the skin. For your patients’ comfort, Salex i

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3,779 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2004

When treating diabetic patients who have neuropathic ulcers, it can be challenging to apply a wound care ointment with a wooden applicator or cotton swab due to pain tolerance issues. However, a new spray version of Panafil® may be able to address these concerns. Healthpoint, the manufacturer of Panafil Spray, says the spray is light so it doesn’t hurt a sensitive wound bed and facilitates easier access with tough to reach areas of irregularly-shaped wounds. The company also emphasizes that using the spray minimizes the potential for cross-contamination, a significant benefi

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4,120 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2004

A new cushion may help keep your patients’ heels cool and comfortable while speeding up the healing process. For patients suffering from plantar fasciitis, the Sol Step™ provides cushioning and absorbs shock of the heel’s plantar aspect, according to the device’s manufacturer, Brown Medical. The company says the product’s neoprene stocking-like support offers a comfortable fit and the compression to the heel and arch accelerates healing. Sol Step’s Sealed Ice™ pad cushions each foot. The company says the product can also provide up to 20 minutes of col

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