Industry Announcements

Innovative companies provide information on new products to help keep you up to date on the latest advances in technology. Check out new product releases and enhancements to existing product lines.

Richie Braces now at Hersco!

Richie Braces now at Hersco

Hersco Ortho Labs is a Richie Brace partner lab! DPM’s often insist on dispensing the original Richie for cases of PTTD, ankle instability, arthritis and more. For FASTER Turnaround on your Richie orders send casts directly to Hersco.

Download Rx forms at Click on our Education tab for more great tips and casting methods.

Certified Pedorthists are available to answer any questions you may have regarding prescriptions.

Hersco Ortho Labs
1st in Customer Satisfaction and Orthopedic Excellence

New ALPS Thin Seamless Suspension Sleeve

New ALPS Thin Seamless Suspension Sleeve

Features include:

  • Thinner profile, 2mm
  • New black knitted fabric
  • Seamless, single piece construction
  • Formulated with ALPS gel, the SFB suspension sleeve seals with the skin without restricting circulation
  • Expected release date: Fall 2014

ALPS • 800.574.5426

Ottobock Single-Axis Feet from PEL

Ottobock Single-Axis Feet from PEL

The single-axis 1H32 feet from Ottobock are well suited for low-activity amputees who are primarily indoor walkers. The feet are designed to help patients quickly and securely reach a secure standing position and offer different heel heights and size ranges. Both feet have a natural shape, smooth surface, and formed toes. The single-axis foot is rated to be used up to a maximum weight of 100 kilograms / 220 pounds.

Features and Benefits:

  • Especially suitable for transfemoral fittings
  • High level of security
  • Natural appearance
  • Recommended for Otto Bock Mobility Grade 1

Contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or

New Posterior Spring AFO Provides Dynamic Energy Return!

Posterior Spring AFO

Cranston, RI – Custom Composite Manufacturing’s new Posterior Spring AFO provides dynamic energy return. The posterior strut stores and releases energy with every step and the dynamic foot plate delivers progressive flexibility as it moves toward the toe.

The Posterior Spring AFO is constructed of ultra light, prepreg carbon fiber and fits easily in the shoe. Standard custom foot bed, foam padding and Velcro® strap are included. For enhanced ankle control, a custom Proflex® SMO can be used.

Adjustable anterior shell and overlapping posterior section allow for compression of the proximal tiba. The anterior shell is removable for easy donning. The Posterior Spring AFO also features an open heel design allowing for compression of the heel section at heel strike, preventing sudden knee flexion and giving soft initial contact with the floor.

Suggested L Codes: L1945, L2755, L2820

Custom Composite Manufacturing

New Genesee Metro Liner from College Park

New Genesee Metro Liner from College Park

The new College Park Genesee liner provides the ideal benefits required of a gel liner in an affordable package. Shaped for fit and flexibility with cushioning comfort and excellent limb conforming properties, this durable liner accommodates a wide range of users. The unique fabric provides a superior fiber to gel bond, reduces pistoning and eases donning. Shear forces are absorbed to prevent skin friction as the mineral oil provides continuous moisture over the entire lifespan of the liner.

  • Mineral oil infused for continuous skin hydration
  • Retro-fits with industry standard liners of like thickness & profile
  • Longer length for the perfect fit
  • Suitable for K1-K3 levels

For more information, call (800) 728-7950 or visit

Orthofeet® Naples 883 from PEL

Orthofeet® Naples 883 from PEL

Relieve foot pain caused by bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis and more with the Naples 883 sandal from Orthofeet®. This comfortable sandal is designed with unique comfort features including anatomical orthotic support, extra toe room, customized fit and Ergonomic Stride™ sole.

  • First sandal approved by Medicare
  • Hell strap to adjust the grip around the heel
  • Stretchable design and lacing system for a customized fit throughout the forefoot
  • Unique tie-less fastening system allows wearers to adjust the strap on both sides of the show
  • Soft padded lining provides comfort and protection

Contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or

Iceross® Seal-In® X TF by Össur®. Make your move!

Iceross Seal-In X TF

Iceross Seal-In TF liners are a trusted choice of above-knee amputees seeking a comfortable expulsion solution. However, some users have irregular limb shapes, or other anomalies, that conflict with the location of the seal.

Introducing Seal-In X TF, with a moveable seal ring that can be optimally positioned to maximize comfort for each unique individual and proven Volume Adaptive Blades that change orientation to accommodate unique limb shapes and volume fluctuations.

To learn more about Seal-In X TF, call (800) 233-6263 or visit today.

Guard Industries, Inc. Cast Saw Repairs

Guard Cast Saw Repairs

Endolite Institute presents Virtual Education

Endolite Institute presents Virtual Education

Endolite Institute is proud to introduce Virtual Education. Join, learn and gain credits for free. Learning is at your own pace, on your own schedule and time. All modules have been approved and accredited by ABC & BOC. Voice overs lead you through the modules and presentations. Watch interactive videos that demonstrate the products and how they function. Evaluate and assess the video as it goes along using on screen tools to mark angles, points of contact, etc. You will receive virtual education credits for completing courses online that you have previously completed in person allowing for credit awards for education review. Once a module is completed, you can return to it at any time to review the material, videos and your quiz answers. To learn more and register for free, visit

Trautman Expansion Arbors from Fillauer

Trautman Expansion Arbors from Fillauer

Fillauer’s NEW Trautman Expansion Arbors are designed to prevent the sanding cone from flying away. When the expansion arbor spins, it expands and applies pressure to the inside of the sanding sleeve — holding the sleeve on the arbor.

Features & Benefits:

  • Provides a smoother grinding surface for straighter lines and higher quality finish
  • Eliminates grinding chatter that hard grinding surfaces gives
  • Available in three sizes and as a kit of three
  • Available in 1/2-13, 5/8-11 and M16 threads to fit most O&P machinery


RCAI Thoracic Lumbar Support from PEL

RCAI Thoracic Lumbar Support from PEL

The new Torso-Thoracic Lumbar Support with side panels (463TLSO) by RCAI is indicated for chronic back pain, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic thoracic instability, herniated disc, compression fracture and degenerative disc disease. The rigid, heat-moldable Kydex® back panel of the Thoracic Lumbar Support offers stabilization and healing of the spine while improving posture and relieving pain.

Features and Benefits:

  • Rigid side panels feature bendable metal stays
  • Conforms to the patient’s anatomy
  • Can be removed in the latter stages of the healing process
  • Strap design relieves load on thoracic intervertebral discs

Contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or

Introducing the New Apex Rotating Display


Aetrex is excited to introduce the new Apex Rotating Display. The unique design is compact, efficiently holds up to 40 footwear samples and looks great in any professional office setting. The two sided floor display has a large mirror, functional storage compartment and casters for mobility. The display package includes 40 half pair fitting inventory, a molding pillow, Apex foot measuring device and informative consumer literature. We are confident the new display will help you elevate your practice image, increase sales, and improve patient care.

Purchase your Apex Rotating Display for only $299 and receive your next 10 pair of Apex footwear at a 50% discount - a $300 value!

For additional information visit or contact our customer service department at 1.800.526.2739.

RHEO KNEE® 3 by Össur®. A perfect balance of stability and dynamics.


Featuring a new gyroscope and kinematic sensor, RHEO KNEE 3 offers increased (and smoother) resistance across a wider range of stance flexion. This improved support from heel strike to toe off helps increase the confidence of all users whether walking on varied terrain, ramps and stairs, or merely standing. However, it is especially reassuring to low K3 users.

At the same time, we didn’t sacrifice the dynamics that RHEO KNEE is known for and that high K3 users expect. In fact, we improved them! With a more powerful actuator and a faster, more consistent swing extension, RHEO KNEE 3 makes it even easier for high active users to walk their way.

Key Features:

  • NEW! Actuator and kinematic sensor enhance stance stability and dynamics.
  • NEW! Redesigned extension assist for faster and more natural swing extension.
  • NEW! 300lb weight limit and up to 3 days of battery life.
  • “Zero Lag” actuator provides an instant response.
  • Effortless swing intiation enables a smoother gait.

Contact your Össur rep or call (800) 233-6263 today to get certified or demo RHEO KNEE 3.

Bledsoe Jet Pediatric Knee Brace from PEL

Jet Pediatric Knee Brace

The Jet™ knee brace is designed specifically with children in mind. The shorter frame of the Jet fits proportionally to a child’s leg length. Additionally, the hinge has been reduced to match the anatomy of the smaller knee. To prevent brace migration, the frame contours around and captures the medial condyle.

Features and Benefits include:

  • Lightweight aircraft aluminum frame provides support, strength and durability
  • Reduced hinge size
  • Condylar suspension points
  • Spaces pads for adjustment and unloading option
  • Available in hot pink, neon green or black

For more information, visit or call 1-800-321-1264.


Fast Fit® goes blue

Cascade Dafo’s popular line of prefabricated Fast Fit orthotics have a new, streamlined look.

HotDog®, PattiBob®, and Chipmunk® shoe inserts now feature a breathable, blue fabric covering, improving the durability of these effective, low-profile solutions, while keeping feet cool and comfortable.

Fast Fit® shoe inserts provide dynamic, flexible pronation control for patients with a fully-correctable foot position. The orthotics feature defined plantar surface contours, enhancing comfort and providing sensory feedback to the patient.

Fast Fit products are available in a range of pediatric and adult sizes and backed by Cascade Dafo’s Full (90-Day) Warranty.

For information about Fast Fit, or any of our custom orthoses, visit or call 800.848.7332.

Helping Kids Lead Healthier, Happier Lives®.

Loretta Sheldon
Director of Business Development and Education

FLAG – Force Limiting/Auto Grasp for Motion Control ETD and Hand

Force Limiting/Auto Grasp for Motion Control ETD and Hand

A new feature is now available for Motion Control terminal devices (MC ETD and MC Hand ProPlus versions)

  • Force Limiting stops grasp force at ~2 lb allowing the grasping of delicate objects and reducing the fear of injuring someone due to overgripping
  • Each "pulse" increases the gripping force by ~2 lb
  • Auto Grasp detects a socket or electrode "slip", and automatically increases grip force
  • Suggested L-Codes: L6881, L6882, L7009, & L7499

For more information and availability, contact Motion Control at 888.696.2767 or A Fillauer Company

Guardian Suction Liner

Guardian Suction Liner

New ALPSTM Guardian Suction Liner - Features raised GripGelTM bands that grip the socket wall to form a secure interface between the socket and liner to prevent slippage or premature release. Low modulus GripGelTM bands stretch against the socket wall, while the inner wall conforms easily to the residual limb, to ensure there is no restriction of blood flow or stiffening to inhibit donning. Key features include full length inversion for ease of donning and a high performance knitted fabric cover.

Contact ALPS Customer Service at (800) 574-5426 or email for more information.

Kentucky Recommends Addition of BOC as Testing Provider for Licensure Candidates


Owings Mills, Maryland (July 8, 2014) - In a recent decision by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Board of Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics, the Board affirmed the conclusion of an independent report that found that the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) and American Board for Certification (ABC) certification exams are equally valid testing options. The Kentucky Board voted to recommend adding BOC to the Commonwealth’s licensure regulations as a testing provider for licensure candidates.

The Kentucky Board is the only O&P licensure board in the nation that has commissioned an independent psychometric evaluation of both the ABC and BOC exams. On July 2, the Amputee Coalition posted the report on their website, indicating that they shared this information “Because we want amputees to be equipped with unbiased, expert information about their prosthetists’ qualifications…”

For more details, including links to the report, go to

CONTACT: Carrie Green, 410-581-6222

Acor New Products


Darco Wound Care Shoe from PEL

Darco Wound Care Shoe

The Darco Wound Care Shoe is the perfect product when needing to offload wounds on the plantar aspect of the foot for a long period of time.

Features and benefits:

  • Four multi-density insoles allow for ultimate in customization and precisely targeted off-loading
  • Ultra-soft Plastazote© lining provides a virtually friction-free contact surface that won’t exacerbate existing wounds
  • Genuine leather upper can be modified or cut away to provide even greater levels of pressure relief
  • Sold in pairs to eliminate discrepancies in shoe height and the potential associated knee and hip pain

For more information, visit or call 1-800-321-1264.

Introducing Vista® 639 LSO 4 Panel

Vista® 639 LSO 4 Panel

Aspen’s most substantial LSO, the new Vista 639 LSO offers comfort and compliance with added support around the entire torso. With coverage from the symphysis pubis to the xiphoid process coupled with overlapping lateral and anterior panels, this clinically effective brace provides optimal support in all three planes of motion. Designed to be easily modified, the xiphoid extension can be adjusted to contour to varying anatomies. This one-size adjustable brace offers both modularity and versatility and can be seamlessly stepped down to provide the needed support as the patient recovers. Code L0639 approved.

Aspen Medical Products


Tamarack Introduces the GlideWear™ Prosthetic Liner Patch…


A new low friction fabric technology that dramatically reduces friction and related shear forces between the skin and prosthesis.

GlideWear Prosthetic Liner Patches are indicated for amputees who encounter irritation and skin breakdown from prosthetic liner and socket use.

To apply, simply position the patch between the prosthetic liner and skin each day for continuous protection.

Choose from 2 sizes. Sold 2 patches per pack.

For more information please contact
Becker Orthopedic
(800) 521-2192 / (248) 588-7480

Arizona Optima Brace

Arizona Optima Brace

The Arizona Optima Brace is a thermoplastic custom articulated ankle foot orthosis with anatomic ankle axis hinge placement providing unrestricted sagittal ankle motion. The leg uprights are aligned perpendicular to the foot plate and feature a fully adjustable closure system. The custom low profile design allow for easy shoe fit.

If you’re ordering this brace style through anyone else you’re paying too much. By ordering directly from Arizona AFO, you are getting unbeatable quality made by one of the most respectable central fabrication centers in the country and all at an unbeatable price.

Go to to find out how much you will be saving by switching to Arizona AFO.

Symphony knee: harmony between security and fluidity

Symphony knee

The Symphony is a 6-Bar polycentric knee designed for patients who need both safety and dynamics. It orchestrates the phases of the gait cycle to offer an harmonious solution among security, comfort and fluidity.

The p-MRS system mechanically detects the different gait phases and adapts stability accordingly. At heel strike, the system locks the knee geometrically and then cushions heel strike by a stance flexion dampening feature. Plus selective lock function enables the patient to lock the knee manually whenever security is needed.

At the pre-swing phase, the Symphony unlocks for a smooth and effortless switch to swing phase. The powerful and compact-sized hydraulic cylinder ensures a natural gait.

Contact information:
Leslie Roberts
Nabtesco PROTEOR – USA
S82 W18717 Gemini Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150
Toll Free : 855.517.4414

Guard Industries, Inc. Duraflex™

Guard Duraflex

Ottobock 3R106 Modular Knee Joint from PEL

Ottobock 3R106 Modular Knee Joint

The Ottobock 3R106 Modular Knee Joint delivers improved function and easy adjustability. A new double-chamber pneumatic system makes the knee joint much more powerful while it precisely and reliably controls swing phase. The benefits of the knee’s proven security and the large 170° flexion angle are complemented by a higher weight limit, more fitting options, and simpler adjustments.

Features and benefits:

  • High stance phase stability due to polycentric joint structure
  • Broad range of walking speeds
  • Large flexion angle
  • Four modular connector options to accommodate all amputation levels

For more information, visit or call 1-800-321-1264.

EASE by Therafirm® Gradient Compression Hosiery from PEL

EASE by Therafirm<sup>®</sup> Gradient Compression Hosiery from PEL

The new EASE by TherafirmTM opaque gradient compression hosiery is designed to help improve circulation and relieve moderate ankle and leg swelling and leg fatigue. Featuring a silicone dot band for comfortable all-day wear and reinforced toe and heel for durability, the EASE by TherafirmTM opaque gradient compression hosiery line is innovative and affordable.

  • Ultra stretchy yarns for garments that are easier to put on and more comfortable to wear
  • Lab-tested true gradient compression gradually decreases towards the top of the stocking to promote blood flow
  • Moisture wicking CoolMax® fibers provide dry comfortable coolness
  • Super soft, breathable opaque material
  • Available in 15-20mmHg, 20-30mmHg, 30-40mmHg support levels, in a wide variety of colors and styles

Contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or

Go sleeveless with the Unity™ Sleeveless Vacuum System by Össur®

Unity™ Sleeveless Vacuum System

Until now, all advanced vacuum systems have required a sleeve to maintain vacuum. The problem is, sleeves are bulky. They bunch behind the knee, restricting range-of-motion. They can also puncture, leading to a loss of vacuum.

Enter Unity. Building on established Seal-In® technology, the Unity Sleeveless Vacuum System by Össur is the first advanced vacuum solution to generate 15-22 inHg of vacuum without a sleeve.

Unity Sleeveless Vacuum is compatible with a variety of Flex-Foot feet, including low activity, low profile and microprocessor solutions.

Visit to learn how to get certified and check out the entire line of Unity-compatible Flex-Foot feet, including low-profile and microprocessor solutions.

Orthomerica Introduces the NEW FUZION™ AFO


Orthomerica’s Fuzion AFO was developed to allow GREATER FIT, FUNCTION and FREEDOM for challenging foot deformations compared to traditional AFOs. The circumferential wrap of the Fuzion firmly and comfortably holds the foot in a more structured biomechanical position instead of trying to seat the foot with two or three straps. The Fuzion’s design and materials ensure greater patient compliance for a variety of challenging clinical indications. Available for both select adult and pediatric patients.

For more information, contact us at 877-737-8444 or visit