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.

WillowWood Alpha® SmartTempTM Liner from PEL

WillowWood Alpha SmartTemp Liner from PEL

The Alpha SmartTemp Liner combines silicone with the heat management technology of Outlast®. This revolutionary liner regulates heat by responding to fluctuations in skin temperatures.

Product Features:

  • Silicone liner absorbs and stores heat to delay the onset of sweating
  • As the liner absorbs heat, the silicone softens to feel more like gel
  • Retrofits with Alpha Liners of the same profiles

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

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.

Guard Industries, Inc. Duraflex™

Guard Duraflex

Fillauer Ibex XD Multi-Axial Foot from PEL

Fillauer Ibex XD Multi-Axial Foot from PEL

The innovative micro-slices in the Ibex pylon and the split heel plate provide controlled inversion for uneven terrain. The multi-axial design is energy optimized with a long carbon pylon and full length heel plate that allows the Ibex to reach foot flat sooner and store more energy. The unique components work together to provide stability without sacrificing energy return.

Product Features:

  • Carbon fiber foot/shank design for outstanding energy return
  • Adjustable heel wedge for fine tuning heel stiffness
  • Build height: 7.63 in. (19 cm)

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

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

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.

Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch Shrinker with Rounded Toe from PEL

Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch Shrinker with Rounded Toe from PEL

Knit-Rite 4-Way Stretch Shrinkers offer superior fit qualities, is extremely soft, and is easier to don.

Product Features:

  • Core-spun construction provides a wider range of stretch
  • Silicone dot suspension band helps keep shrinker in place
  • AK available with or without waist belt
  • Black version features X-STATIC® to help prevent odor in garment and provide wicking and thermal properties
  • Available in Medium (20-30 mmHg) and Heavy (30-40 mmHg) compression, Transtibial and Transfemoral sizes

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

Introducing SmartSoc™ from Orthomerica®

Introducing SmartSoc™ from Orthomerica®

The SmartSoc 3D Capturing System is the latest addition to Orthomerica’s US FDA 510(k) cleared line of image capture devices for manufacturing of STARband and STARlight Cranial Orthoses. This system uses Samsung® devices and CurveCapture™, a revolutionary technology that converts 2D images to a 3D model. Orthomerica’s eBrace® web portal provides a seamless ordering process that is secure and HIPAA compliant. The SmartSoc System is currently available for cranial orthoses ordered directly from Orthomerica. Future applications will include prosthetics, lower extremity orthotics and clinical documentation modules.

Call 877-737-8444 for more details.

BOC Subject Matter Experts Meet for Pedorthist Job Task Analysis


Owings Mills, MD – Valid and reliable examinations are used by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) to ensure its certified individuals have the required knowledge and skills. Earlier this year, BOC’s Chief Credentialing Officer, Wendy Miller, BOCO, CDME, along with testing professionals from Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP), BOC’s testing vendor, convened a group of subject matter experts to collaborate on the BOC Pedorthist Job Task Analysis (JTA).

A JTA provides the basis for the valid development of certification examinations. During this meeting, the JTA group created a survey that was sent to approximately 5,000 pedorthists and other healthcare professionals. The results will used to update the exam’s detailed content outline to ensure it reflects current pedorthics practice and make changes to the exam. The JTA team was comprised of BOC-certified practitioners, educators, BOC-accredited facility representatives, and other medical professionals.

Carrie Green

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.

PDQ BT-4 Oven

PDQ BT-4 Oven

The BT-4 Infrared Oven is capable of bubble forming and heating sheet plastic while taking up a minimal amount of floor space. Designed for prosthetic fabrication, it provides enough drop for the largest check socket and can also heat most KAFO sheet plastics.

  • Eight 1000 watt emitters; four on top and four on bottom
  • Programmable digital temperature controller
  • Dual electric fans for air circulation
  • 4 interior lights and large viewing window
  • Access point for vacuum line
  • Sheet-plastic tray with fitted Teflon® cover
  • 18 in. clearance for bubble forming


Swiftwick VALOR® BK LV Compression Sock from PEL

Swiftwick VALOR® BK LV Compression Sock from PEL

The VALOR® line offers superior moisture management and climate control without the use of chemicals. Active Antimicrobial – patented bonding process delivers natural anti-odor and anti- fungal benefits of silver ions activated when you sweat.

Features and Benefits:

  • Linked Seam – Ultimate smooth distal end for maximum comfort.
  • Managed Compression™ improves circulation and reduces swelling.
  • Worn against the skin, underneath liners for improved comfort.

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

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.