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.

ALPS Skin Reliever ENCP

ALPS Skin Reliever ENCP

The ALPS Skin Reliever eliminates shear forces, friction, and prevents abrasions on the skin of the stump. It offers both superior comfort and durability while also accommodating for volume fluctuations over the life of the prosthesis. The ALPS Skin Reliever provides superior elongation for very little compression against the skin reducing shearing and abrasion. There is no need to make a new socket for this product, as the ALPS Skin Reliever can be worn under silicone and gel.

2895 42nd Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Rebound Hip by Össur

Rebound® Hip by Össur® – Keep a low profile

Össur’s Rebound Hip brace delivers gentle controlling forces and effective functional ROM restriction in extension/ flexion and abduction/ adduction to promote optimal post-surgical outcomes. Rebound Hip was engineered with patient comfort and compliance in mind. Your patients will appreciate this low-profile and lightweight alternative to bulkier options. The universal frame and softgood are easy to stock, assemble and quickly fit. Rebound Hip is indicated for post-operative use for femoral acetabular impingement arthroscopic surgery, gluteus medius repair surgery and hamstring repair surgery.

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Endolite Introduces Breathable Liner Technology for Drier Skin and Socket Security


The Silcare Breathe Silicone Liner features laser drilled perforations to allow moisture to escape, resulting in drier skin and a healthier environment for the residual limb.

Managing moisture in this way helps to reduce the damaging effects of friction and improve comfort and control.

  • Stretch Zones – seamless technology provides bi-directional stretch to improve comfort and contouring and reduce shear force on the knee as it flexes.
  • Laser Perforations – Optimally sized pores, distributed uniformly along the length and distal end of the liner permit the escape of air and moisture.
  • Tendresse Finish – A lower coefficient of friction that standard silicone reduces shear stress on the skin.

For more information contact Endolite at: 800.548.3534 or visit or

New Online Course from Cascade Dafo

New Online Course from Cascade Dafo

Using DAFOs in Treatment Plans for Patients with Cerebral Palsy is a new online course offered by Cascade Dafo, going well beyond the basic use of a DAFO® (Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis).

The new course consists of a video recording of a live presentation, in which Keith Smith, CO, LO FAAOP and Dr. Janice E. Brunstrom-Hernandez, board-certified pediatric neurologist, provide a comprehensive view of how DAFOs can be used in treatment plans for patients with cerebral palsy. The course gives background information about cerebral palsy and looks at bracing goals and brace planning before and after medical/surgcal interventions. It also includes multiple case studies, several “checks for understanding”, and a final quiz for learners to pass the course.

This course is currently pending CEU approval from the American Board for Certifications in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics.

Helping Kids Lead Healthier, Happier Lives®

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Introducing Precise Insoles by Amfit

Precise Insoles by Amfit

Amfit is proud to announce a pre-fabricated, functional insole in 24 sizes. Confidently offer a non-custom orthotic with biomechanically engineered arch support built right in. Millions of unique foot shapes formed the basis for designing a ready-to-wear insole with true functional support and the widest size range on the market. Most high quality pre-made insoles offer less than 10 shell sizes. Precise insoles were designed to bridge that gap so you can offer a high quality, functional orthotic when full custom isn’t an option.

  • 24 Sizes
  • Integrated length, width, and arch height
  • Anatomically correct design
  • Functional shell with no crack guarantee
  • Forefoot comfort insert
  • Stabilizing deep heel cup
  • Tablet style digital sizing guide

Opt for the Starter Kit (36 pairs, digital sizer, mount, and display materials) or order by the pair.

Ask about introductory specials: or 800.356.FOOT (3668) x264.

Introducing the new PDE© (Posterior Dynamic Element) Modular Composite Spring System.

PDE Modular Composite Spring System

Specifically designed for O&P devices, the PDE© is a modular composite spring system designed as a “plug and play” spring kit to address dynamic response bracing, unloading bracing, as well as prosthetic partial foot devices and more!


  • Modular design
  • Contoured fit spring
  • Low profile
  • 5 categories
  • Exclusive Click Medical™ cuff system
  • Post align-able
  • Reusable

Call for more details:
Phone: 800.FABTECH

New Shoes from Apex… The Spring Collection!


Consummate style, superior comfort and industry-leading construction showcase this new collection of Apex footwear. Each pair is meticulously crafted with the highest quality materials and designed for agility and ultimate durability.

Apex is proud to offer this new collection while continuing its long tradition of manufacturing the finest foot health products available on the market.


Switch Liners Without Switching Socket


Traditionally, if an amputee needed multiple liners to complete multiple activities, they would need to have sockets made in order to comfortably fit the different liners. With Alpha Liners, that is not the case.

WillowWood is the only manufacturer to offer liners with a range of interface materials and profiles that retrofit with each other. This ‘retrofitability’ allows an amputee to use the same socket with different liners.

The key to retrofitting is the liner profile. The transtibial Uniform profile is offered in WillowWood’s hybrid gel and our Alpha silicone blended with Outlast® heat management technology. The transtibial Progressive and transfemoral Symmetrical profiles are both offered in the hybrid gel as well as Alpha silicone and the Alpha silicone with Outlast®. The benefit of retrofitting liners is that clinicians and amputees can avoid the time-consuming and costly process of creating multiple sockets.

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LEAP Balance Brace

LEAP Balance Brace

Hersco’s Lower Extremity Ankle Protection (LEAP) Brace is designed to aid stability and proprioception for patients at risk for trips and falls. The LEAP is a short, semi-rigid AFO that is functionally balanced to support the foot and ankle complex. It is fully lined with a lightweight and cushioning Velcloth interface. Easily secured and removed with 2 Velcro straps and a padded tongue.

Visit for more info or call the lab toll FREE (800) 301 8275.

Blue Diamond Orthopedic Introduces Puma TL

Puma TL

The Puma TL is an excellent choice for the treatment of compression fractures, burst fractures, excessive kyphosis, and for stabilization after spinal fusion. It is especially suitable for frail, osteoporotic patients suffering from vertebral compression fractures.

The adjustable-height posterior Kydex frame provides gentle but persistent extension. The Puma TL is available in sizes ranging from 20" to 70" or in a universal size.

For more, see “Puma TL ordering information” at

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“The Best Value in Spinal Bracing!”

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Introducing the Stronger, Smarter, Submersible Plié® 3 MPC Knee

Plié<sup>®</sup> 3 MPC Knee

Stronger construction makes the new Plié 3 Microprocessor Controlled (MPC) Knee both submersible and more rugged than ever. Yet it's still the fastest MPC knee, responding 10 to 20 times more rapidly than other MPC knees.

With the most responsive stumble and fall protection, users can instinctively move at their own pace in any direction...even if it's taking small short steps or pivoting in confined spaces. And with a more streamlined, intuitive set up, the Plié 3 MPC knee makes it even easier for prosthetists to help patients expand their freedom.

To learn more about the Plié 3 MPC knee, please contact Freedom Innovations at 888-818-6777

Acor Custom AFO Gauntlets

Acor Custom AFO Gauntlets

The Future of Ankle Bracing is Here.
A custom fit brace in just 30 minutes.

Exos™ Free Motion Ankle

Exos™ Free Motion Ankle is the first prefabricated Ankle Foot Orthosis that can be fully customized and formed to the patient providing functional stabilization of the ankle-foot complex addressing bony abnormality, chronic instability and post trauma rehabilitation.

The Exos Free Motion Ankle presents a new orthopedic choice with a treatment option that is moldable, reformable, removable, and adjustable. This leading edge treatment using revolutionary technology allows a clinician to custom fit a brace within 30 minutes - minimizing time and cost while providing immediate results for the patient.

More than a brace.
A difference in treatment. Exos™ Free Motion Ankle.

To learn about the future call 800-793-6065 or visit

Independent Practitioners Rank PEL As The Top O&P Distributor. Again.

PEL Service

A recent distributor study revealed practitioners prefer PEL over competitors, and for many valid reasons. The study, conducted in both 2014 and 2015, asked O&P practitioners to rate the major O&P distributors on a variety of categories related to service, greatest overall value, website, and other business areas.

In 2015, O&P practitioners rated PEL as the distributor who provides the greatest overall value of service and price. O&P practitioners also rated PEL significantly higher in service, products, and website dimensions — findings which were also seen in 2014’s study. Based on these results, we can say with confidence that O&P practitioners as a whole view PEL as the leading O&P distributor.

If you are looking for a better working relationship with your distributor, try PEL. You will find our website and personal service second to none.

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

RHEO KNEE 3® - Stability & dynamics, whatever the weather


RHEO KNEE 3 delivers both confidence-boosting stability and a dynamic experience for users who want to return to everyday activity.

While other leading microprocessor knees still use traditional hydraulic solutions, only RHEO KNEE 3 features the highly-responsive magnetorheologic (MR) fluid technology, popularized by the aerospace, defense, and automotive industries.

This proven MR fluid makes it possible for RHEO KNEE 3 to shift almost instantaneously from high resistance required for stability in stance phase, to the low resistance needed for a dynamic, free swing phase.

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BULLDOG TOOLS® Introduces NEW Pediatric to Adult Pyramid Receiver

BULLDOG Tools, Inc.

P2A-TCA1S is the newest Pediatric to Adult pyramid receiver with a Pediatric 22MM tube clamp adapter from Bulldog® Tools, Inc. P2A-TCA1S measures 43.20 mm tall and weighs 2.105 oz. Weigh limit is 125#. All necessary hardware is included.

Bulldog Tools is your high quality source for your everyday items. Made in our facility in Lewisburg, Ohio. We are a family owned and operated genuine U.S.A. Company (American Owned & American Made). We specialize in designing, engineering, and manufacturing our own line of certified high quality products and materials for our valued customers.

Bulldog Tools supports you by attending state and national meetings for over 15 years. Stop by and see us at the next meeting. Thank you for your continued business!


For more information contact Bulldog Tools at:

We did it!

Grace Prosthetic Fabrication Inc is now a fully ABC Certified Central Fabrication facility with certified O & P technicians on site. GPF Inc has over 25 years experience and is an industry leader in O & P. We are proud to achieve this goal in 2015. We are committed to maintaining excellence in O & P. GPF Inc wants to be part of the movement to raise industry standards to improve quality and satisfaction.

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics (ABC) sets the highest standards for quality orthotic, prosthetic care. ABC certification, facility accreditation and mandatory continuing education programs represent the profession's most rigorous professional achievements.

It has been a long year of work and preparation, but it was worth it. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to serving you in 2016 as YOUR premier ABC accredited Central Fabrication facility in the USA.

Endolite introduces élan foot enhancements


The élan biomimetic foot and ankle system with microprocessor controlled plantar and dorsi flexion resistances is now more user friendly. New Micro D port makes for easier charging and blue tooth connection.

  • Microprocessor controlled terrain response
  • Sensors initiate change instantly
  • Batteries contained within the ankle
  • Variable response to changes in speed, inclines and declines
  • Bluetooth enabled programming, new Micro D dongle is easier to attached, features visual connection indicators
  • User friendly charger port for users with dexterity or visual challenges

For more information contact Endolite at: 800.548.3534 or visit