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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 EasyLiner

ALPS EasyLiner™

ALPS EasyLiner is formulated with EasyGel which contains an antioxidant blend that is an effective hydroxyl scavenger and has been reported to have beneficial effects to the skin. It features a flat encapsulation for additional comfort, and high performance fabric for more durability. The EasyLiner is available in 3mm and 6mm uniform thickness, or tapered 6/3mm distal to proximal.

ALPS™
2895 42nd Ave. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33714
800/574/5426
www.easyliner.com


Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer

Dynamic Chopart Gait Stabilizer

This unique AFO has been designed for Chopart amputees that wish to remain active. Often a traditional full length AFO for this patient will be stiff - feeling unnatural. Using a hinged ankle and flexible foot plate with a segmented dynamic filler allows flexion before providing a ‘stop’ that protects the residuum and prevents shoe vamp collapse. The PTB design and the anterior shell re-distribute ground reaction forces up the lower extremity.

Visit Hersco.com for more info or call the lab toll FREE (800) 301-8275.
www.hersco.com


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 DJOglobal.com/exosfreemotion


BULLDOG TOOLS® Introduces NEW line of Pediatric to Adult Transitional Components

BULLDOG Tools, Inc.

To view the current transitional components, please visit our website at www.BulldogTools.com. We also have a new catalog ready for our customers, please call 1-877-962-0205 to receive your free catalog of our entire inventory.

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!

GENUINE U.S.A. MADE - HIGH QUALITY - LOW COST

For more information contact Bulldog Tools at:
1-877-962-0205
www.BulldogTools.com


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Össur

Looking for a cost effective and easy scanning and prosthetic ordering system?

Now you can scan and order for under $400! Download our free iPad app to your iPad, and use a commercially available 3D sensor for a cost-effective scanning and ordering solution, saving you hours of labor and days of time compared to casting.

The Össur Custom Solutions team can quickly design and fabricate your lower limb socket, custom liner, or prosthetic solution, exactly how you want it, each and every time. And you won’t pay extra for smooth brim edges, alignment transfers, or even foam carvings.

Learn more: ossur.com/c-sol


Endolite Introduces Breathable Liner Technology for Drier Skin and Socket Security

Endolite

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 www.endolite.com or www.silcareliners.com


Introducing Acor Prime

Acor Prime


Custom Fabrication Services

Becker Orthopedic

Becker Orthopedic’s recently renovated Custom Fabrication Services Department is pleased to offer a full line of custom lower extremity orthoses, including standard and Oregon style laminated AFOs and KAFOs. Our new, updated orthometry forms have been redesigned to expedite order fulfillment and improve turnaround times. With competitive pricing and direct access to the largest selection of orthotic components available, Becker Custom Fabrication Services is your partner in providing your patients with high quality custom orthoses that provide optimal fit and function.

Becker Orthopedic
Custom Fabrication Services Department
Phone: 800-521-2192
Fax: 248-588-4555
www.beckerorthopedic.com


What’s New at GPFINC?

Grace logo

Grace Prosthetic Fabrication Inc. is family owned and operated, celebrating our 26th year in business. Our technicians have 150 years of experience. We are excited to offer our specialized Grace Plates, Lanyard kits and Gauntlets at great prices. Now offering BOA system closures! New Patterns and lower pricing on Hydro-Graphic cosmetic finishes.

ABC logo Like us on Facebook.com to see our monthly specials! Print our order forms online at www.GPFINC.com. Expedited services are always available. We can do what others can’t or won’t! Quality, Service and Experience set us apart from the others.

Contact us today 800-940-5347 or ONLINE at www.GPFINC.com


Puma TL PDAC Approved L0456 / L0457

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 Puma TL

  • As low as $101.15 with volume discounts, Reg. $119.00
  • Remoldable Kydex, Adjustable Height
  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • Six sizes – 20" to 70" range
  • Now available in Universal sizing – Puma Una TL

For more info, see “Puma Pro ordering information” at www.bluedortho.com.

Call or visit us online to request your free sample today!

“The Best Value in Spinal Bracing!”

Blue Diamond Orthopedic800.867.6070
www.bluedortho.com


Trautman Coneiak Mini Polishing Arbors

Arbors

Introducing the Coneiak Mini Polishing Arbors from Fillauer! Perfect for your pediatric fabrication needs. Use these with your Dremel or Trautman Carver to reach tight spaces and small edges.

To order your 5-piece kit or individual arbor, contact Fillauer or your preferred O&P distributor today.

Fillauer
www.fillauer.com
800-251-6398
423-624-0946


Endolite introduces Mini BladeXT foot for children.

Endolite

The Mini BladeXT is designed to offer a complete solution for children that can be worn for every activity. The Mini BladeXT offers outstanding stability, ground compliance, improved comfort and optimal energy return.

  • Twin split toe and heel spring with traction sole
  • C-shaped toe spring for optimal energy response
  • Suitable for children 44-132 lbs., activity level 3-4
  • Dazzling Pink or Electric Blue color choice
  • Waterproof

For more information contact Endolite at: 800.548.3534 or visit www.endolite.com


Apex, an OHI company launches DynaFlange®
The New Standard In Prefabricated Orthotics.

Apex DynaFlange

DynaFlange® represents a profoundly new approach to prefabricated orthotic supports. This device dynamically manages motion with every step. DynaFlange® orthotic supports offer many unique benefits including:

  • Reduced Impact Forces
    Enhanced shock absorption means greater comfort - especially when standing for long periods on hard surfaces.
  • Dynamic Energy Return
    The patented rear-foot flange flexes during heel strike, storing energy that is released during the subsequent phases of gait, efficiently positioning the foot for optimal propulsion. DynaFlange® does the work so you don’t have to!
  • Postural Efficiency
    DynaFlange® orthotic supports improve center of pressure and stability through all phases of the gait cycle which results in improved posture while standing, walking or running.

To order, or for a free sample: 800-366-0980
www.apexfoot.com/dynaflange


Switch Liners Without Switching Socket

WillowWood

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.

For information, visit willowwoodco.com/retrofit.


Upper Extremity Terminal Device System from
Texas Assistive Devices

Texas Assistive Devices

(TAD) products are designed for UPPER EXTREMITY AMPUTEES and persons with HAND DYSFUNCTION or PARTIAL HAND AMPUTATION. The TAD system is meant to temporarily replace the hook or prosthetic hand on either body-powered or electronic UE prostheses to allow the user to efficiently and safely perform a wide range of activities. The system can also work with a W-H-O brace to which a quick disconnect coupler is attached in the palm area of the brace. TAD’s quick insert-release terminal device can hold a wide selection of interchangeable tools and implements including dining or cooking utensils, personal grooming devices, and tools for gardening, carpentry, mechanic work, sports, hobbies, etc.

TAD’s recommended L Code guide is available on request. Also, TAD offers a Demo Kit Loaner program to allow the practitioners and end-users to evaluate the actual products in a clinical setting.

Contact TAD for more info including catalogs and pricing. Call 800/532-6840 or email janet@n-abler.org.


Rebound® DUAL Delivers Versatility and Stability in One

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Rebound DUAL by Össur is your new go-to knee brace. The adjustable frame is ideal for fitting patients who need functional support for ligament instabilities, including ligament instability with osteoarthritis.

The optional SmartDosing system offers dynamic tension controls, allowing fine-tuned adjustments for osteoarthritis pain relief as needed by the user. Suitable for low-to high impact activities as well as sliding sports.

The lightweight aluminum frame allows for easy adjustability by the clinician, as well as optimal comfort for the patient.

See Rebound DUAL in action at www.ossur.com/DUAL1


New OdysseyK3® hydraulic foot

College Park

Introducing the next step in the Odyssey line of hydraulic feet from College Park. The OdysseyK3 utilizes the patented curved hydraulic ankle plus a higher frequency carbon fiber foot base for increased dynamic response. The robust ankle housing and angular positioning was designed for moderate impact users able to balance without assistance. The combination of smooth hydraulics and a dynamic foot base brings exceptional performance during activities like aggressive city walking or multi-terrain hiking.

See it in action at www.youtube.com/CollegeParkInd.


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: sales@amfit.com or 800.356.FOOT (3668) x264.


Cascade Dafo Offers Many Free Optimizations For Pediatric Orthoses

Cascade Dafo

Cascade Dafo, creators of the original DAFO® (Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis), offers over 80 brace optimizations — most of which are complimentary— to help practitioners deliver effective bracing solutions for their patients’ precise needs.

One popular choice is the Super Heel Seating Strap, now available for both custom and prefabricated DAFOs at no extra charge. The strap runs inside the brace and over the instep, snugging the foot into the heel cup and providing additional plantarflexion block and heel control.

Cascade Dafo offers optimizations for improving DAFO fit and function for many conditions:

  • Pronation
  • Supination
  • Dorsiflexion
  • Plantarflexion
  • Boney anatomy
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Clubfoot
  • Rotation issues
  • Medial/lateral instability

The DAFO Optimization Index helps practitioners choose the appropriate optimizations for each patient. It can be viewed online at www.cascadedafo.com/optimizations, or ordered through orders@dafo.com.
Helping Kids Lead Healthier, Happier Lives®


New from Arizona AFO!

Arizona AFO

The patented Arizona Mezzo™ is the ‘happy medium’ between a UCBL and the standard Arizona Brace®.

The custom fabricated Arizona Mezzo™ provides support for a variety of midfoot and hindfoot conditions requiring superior longitudinal arch support. Its low-profile design and soft leather lining mean easy shoe fit, exceptional comfort and greater patient compliance.

Partial Foot Arizona Mezzo™ also available.

Request your starter kit today by visiting www.AZAFO.net


A Solution for Partial Hand Amputees

Texas Assistive Devices

Texas Assistive Devices (TAD) has introduced the N-Abler® III W-H-O Soft Brace with Quick Disconnect Palmer Unit. This device allows patients with partial hand amputation or hand dysfunction to independently perform activities such as eating, meal preparation, grooming, hobby or mechanic work, carpentry, sports, etc. The N-Abler® system uses patented couplers which provide flexion and positional rotation to attach the tools and utensils. TAD has componentry to make this system available to bi-lateral patients, too. The W-H-O Soft Brace comes in four sizes and right or left.

Demonstration Kits are available.

For more info including L Code recommendations, contact:
Texas Assistive Devices
www.n-abler.org
800-532-6840
979-798-1185


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