The Pillar Multipurpose Table
Struggle taking spinal casts for TLSO’s? Trying to balance your patient on a small strap while simultaneously reducing lordosis by holding the legs up? It could take up to three or four people to do a TLSO molding and take more time than you were planning. Need an extra hand to hold up a leg for a Hip Spica/ KAFO /AFO casting?
Well now there is the Pillar Multipurpose Table.
Designed to be modular, the Pillar table can accommodate your needs with a drop down bed for spinal casting, a mirror for posterior viewing, adjustable crossbars and adjustable height foot supports which can also abduct the legs for KAFO or Hip Spica castings. We can customize a table for your practice now and in the future!
Come see what you’ve been missing in your practice at Pillarorthopedicdesign.com or e-mail Rob at Pillaremail@example.com
Go sleeveless with the Unity™ Sleeveless Vacuum System by Össur®
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.
Visit http://www.ossur.com/unity to learn how to get certified and check out the entire line of Unity-compatible Flex-Foot feet, including low-profile and microprocessor solutions.
Compact Double Action Ankle Joint from PEL
Intended for both small adults and pediatric patients, the Compact Double Action Ankle Joint—from Becker Orthopedic—is comprised of a precontoured stainless steel upright and stirrup, which reduce fabrication time and provide a lightweight and low profile enhancement to the clinical application.
Designed specifically for use with thermoplastics, the Compact Double Action Ankle Joint includes pins in the anterior panels as well as springs in the posterior panels, which afford the patient a normal gait, while providing the utmost control in the sagittal plane and increased mediolateral stability of the knee and hip.
Available in both aluminum and stainless steel, the Becker Compact Double Action Ankle Joint comes fully assembled and includes extra springs and pins, in an effort to address all of the potential needs of a patient’s foot/ankle complex.
Contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or http://www.pelsupply.com.
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 www.cascadedafo.com or call 800.848.7332.
Helping Kids Lead Healthier, Happier Lives®.
Symphony knee: harmony between security and fluidity
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.
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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 http://www.apexfoot.com or contact our customer service department at 1.800.526.2739.
Guard Industries, Inc. Performa Plus
Changing from gel to silicone is easy with Iceross Dermo Uniform Liners by Össur®
The NEW Iceross Dermo Uniform Liners are designed to easily retrofit the uniform profiles commonly found in the market today, while still offering the popular features of our Dermo liners. Recommended for low to moderately active transtibial users, Iceross Dermo Uniform Liners are ideal for vascular patients and those with sensitive skin.
Visit www.ossur.com/iceross, or contact your Össur rep today, to learn more about our complete line of Iceross liners.
Raize from Hosmer
- Microprocessor controlled hydraulic ankle/composite foot system
- Adjustable heel height and lock via control pod or remote fob
- Adjustable plantar/dorsiflexion range and resistance via control pod or remote fob
- Terrain accommodation mode aids gait on inclines and declines
- Simulates natural ankle movement and reduces shock
- Remote ankle lock for driving and donning shoes and socks
- Intuitive computer interface for initial setup by prosthetist
Coyote Designs ZERO Clearance Proximal Lock
Coyote Design is pleased to introduce the new version of our Summit lock, the Proximal Lock, which mounts the same way, but with an easier-to-use flexible silicone adhesive. Locks into socket with nothing needed on the distal end, use the adaptor of your choice to maximize clearance. Controls rotation and offers suspension and security.
- Controls rotation
- Use with your choice of distal adaptors
- Ideal for long limbs with minimal clearance
- Larger attachment distributes more tension
- Flexible attachment rolls on easier
- Easier fabrication
For more information go to www.coyotedesign.com or call 800-819-5980
PEL Offers Jet Pediatric Knee Brace
The Bledsoe Jet knee brace is designed specifically for children. Its shorter frame fits proportionally to a child’s leg length, and the hinge is reduced to match the anatomy of a smaller knee. The frame contours around the medial condyle preventing brace migration. Supracondylar suspension is used to keep the brace in place. A light-weight aircraft aluminum frame provides support, strength and durability. Spacer designed padding allows adjustment for growth. By removing or stacking the spacers a three point load system can be created. Sized in S,M,L (9-in frame) or XL (11-in frame). Colors: hot pink, neon green and black.
For more information contact PEL at (800)321-1264 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers can order online at http://www.pelsupply.com
New College Park Shelltread™!
College Park is known for high quality and durable foot shells. Now your highest impact patients can increase that durability and everyone can enjoy walking barefoot safely. The College Park Shelltread is made from abrasion resistant styrene-butadiene rubber with a cross hatch design for enhanced non-skid. Easy to install and affordable, they are available in Neutral and Black for every size and type of College Park foot shell.
For more information, call 800-728-7950 or visit www.college-park.com
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 email@example.com for more information.
Mauch Knee® by Össur®. A great alternative to a MPK.
Not sure if a MPK is the right solution? Try Mauch! Mauch Knee has been proven to offer similar energy efficiency to certain MPK knees. Plus, Mauch Knee is compatible with a wide variety of dynamic Flex-Foot® feet, like the new Vari-Flex® XC RotateTM. And, with our 30-Day no obligation trial, trying one is easy. So, contact your Össur rep to test drive Mauch Knee on your next moderate to highly active transfemoral amputee.
- Clinically-proven, adjustable stance flexion enables precise comfort and shock absorption.
- Unique manual locking mechanism provides stance security when needed.
- Optional, high-viscosity cylinder ensures stability on stairs, ramps and level ground.
- NEW! 3-year warranty.
To learn more about Mauch Knee by Össur, call (800) 233-6263 or visit http://www.ossur.com today.
I-RUNNER athletic shoes are the lightest weight PDAC approved walk/jog/crosstrain gym shoes. Besides being remarkably comfortable and attractive, they have several unique features that dramatically distinguish them from all others. These include a higher, wider toe box that will accommodate virtually all common forefoot deformities and a narrower, contoured heel counter, which significantly retards heel slippage. The breathable vamp is both moisture wicking and forefoot cooling. There are presently eight color combinations available, and they come in three widths, each from a unique last, and ½ sizes. Additional colors and several non-slip models with very high water and oil slip resistance ratings will be available soon.
For more information, please call Port Medical Products Inc. (866) 569-5462, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our fax number is (386) 274-5156. Our webpage is https://www.facebook.com/I.RunnerShoes.
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 www.orthomerica.com
Acor New Products
New Motionfoot® MX from Motion Control, a Fillauer Company
Available soon from Motion Control is the Motionfoot® MX. Building upon the success of the original Motionfoot®, the MX’s new features include:
- New heel that significantly reduces heel shock for greater comfort
- Rolling fulcrum at the sole plate increases the dynamic response
- Split toe increases inversion/eversion motion
- Redesigned shaft and side plates for greater strength and higher
- Main spring and sole plate customized for patient weight and activity level
- Suggested L-codes: L5981, L5990, & L5999
For more information and availability, contact Motion Control at 888.696.2767 or info@UtahArm.com.
BOC Elects New Board Chair, Executive Committee
Owings Mills, MD – The Chair and Executive Committee of its Board of Directors were recently announced by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC). James L. Hewlett, BOCO, assumed the role of Chair beginning January 1, 2014.
Hewlett has been a BOC-Certified Orthotist since 1997 and his orthotic and mastectomy fitter courses are approved by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. He also has been a BOC representative on the O&P Alliance.
Joining Hewlett on the Board’s Executive Committee will be:
- R. Jeffrey Hedges, CDME, as Vice Chair
- William J. Powers, MBA, LFACHE, as Secretary
- James Newberry, Jr. BOCPO, BOCPD, as Treasurer
- Mark L. Parris, Pharm D, RPh, COF, as Member-at Large
- John P. Kenney, MURP, BOCO, as Immediate Past Chair
Guard Industries, Inc. Duraflex™
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 www.ArizonaAFO.com to find out how much you will be saving by switching to Arizona AFO.
4-Way Stretch Shrinkers from PEL Supply
New Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch Shrinkers, available from PEL, feature multidirectional stretch for improved fit and comfort. Additionally, the new shrinkers are extremely soft and easy to don. Featuring Knit-Rite’s core-spun construction, they not only provide a wider range of stretch, but have a dot silicone suspension band to help keep the shrinker in place. AK versions are also available with a waistbelt.
The new shrinkers are available with either Medium (20-30 mmHg) or Heavy (30-40 mmHg) compression, in transtibial or transfemoral versions. Plus, a new Extra Large AK Compressogrip accommodates up to 40”/102cm! Standard shrinkers are white, while the black shrinker features X-Static® fibers to prevent odors and provide wicking and thermal properties.
For more information, contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or email email@example.com.
F.L.A.G. – Force Limiting Auto Grasp for Motion Control ETD and Hand
A new feature will soon be 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 info@UtahArm.com. A Fillauer Company
Waterproof Covers from Aqualeg
Aqualeg, Inc. manufactures the only waterproof prosthetic covers available in the world today. Aqualeg covers are durable, cosmetically appealing, and user friendly for both amputees and prosthetists. They hold their shape without the need for foam underneath! Every Aqualeg cover is custom manufactured using an innovative process that allows the covers to fit precisely to the socket and foot.
The custom covers can be fit to the prosthesis within minutes so that the amputee can immediately begin enjoying the benefits that are only available from Aqualeg. The custom covers are intended for everyday use with a single prosthesis fabricated using waterproof compatible feet and components. This allows just one prosthesis to be worn every day with the added capability of being able to wear it when taking a shower, going for a dip in the pool, or venturing into the ocean.
Horizon™ Lower Spine Bracing from PEL
Horizon Lower Spine Line from Aspen Medical Products is designed to provide needed support, motion restriction and pain relief. Four brace configurations ensure the right brace for every condition. Each brace can be stepped down to Horizon PRO (Pain Relief Orthosis) for treatment of recurring low back pain.
- Simple adjustable sizing allows braces to comfortably fit 24" to 70" waists
- Unique independent upper/lower tightening system allows patients to localize compression for customized pain relief
- Easy to fit and adjust sizes
- Tri-Bane technology system and integrated vertical stays provide stability and comfort
- Ergonomic, low profile design may be comfortably worn under clothing
- PDAC approved
Contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or
Compressogrip® Shrinkers with new X-Large A/K Size
Compressogrip® by Knit-Rite—the original tubular compression prosthetic shrinker, has been widely accepted for more than 30 years!
- New Extra Large Transfemoral size accomodates up to 40”/102cm circumferences!
- Compressogrip shrinkers offer lower cost, easier donning, and are easier to stock than traditional shrinkers.
- Tapered B/K shrinker option has an additional width at the top to accommodate larger thigh girth and reduces rolling and bunching.
- Available in white, beige, or grey X-Static silver fiber.
- Every latex-free Compressogrip roll is quality tested for consistent compression.
For more information contact Knit-Rite at 800-821-3094 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aetrex Apex T-2000 Shoe from PEL
The Apex T-2000 Stretchable Shoe from Aetrex provides maximum comfort and protection by limiting stress to the areas of the foot that are most prone to pain, making it an ideal option for individuals suffering from advanced foot problems such as arthritis, diabetes or swollen feet.
Seamless stretchable uppers and smooth insides allow the shoe to conform to the foot, while soft fabric linings wick away moisture. A single hook and loop strap style offers adjustability, while the half-inch removable depth and three layer removable construction provide fitting flexibility as well as the ability to accommodate custom orthotics.
Offered in black and taupe, the shoes are machine washable and available in four widths (Med - XX-Wide) for both men and women.
Contact PEL at (800) 321-1264 or http://www.pelsupply.com.