Dycor's toe-filler (L-5000) and ankle-height (L-5010) partial foot prostheses incorporate custom silicone liners (L-5681) and advanced composite sockets (L-5629). A flexible keel can be extended from the socket into the forefoot (L-5972). Low-definition protective covers (L-5962) are available in tan or brown and made from urethane or silicone.
Cast the residuum inside the appropriately fitting shoe and on top of the corrective device, if used. Indicate trim lines, ML/AP vertical reference, a tracing of the contralateral foot, and the shoe in which the cast was taken. Prior to molding, call Dycor technical services.
Provel offers cost-effective, fast, easy-to-use, and reliable O&P automation. The D2 digitizer, C7 carver, and T7 thermoformer are appropriate for small clinics as well as large central fabs. All are AOP-file compatible and backed by a two-year warranty. The D2 digitizer allows automated shape capture of prosthetic casts with unmatched accuracy. The C7 carver is not only fast and precise, its self-contained dust-collection system is extremely quiet. The T7 thermoformer consistently produces high-quality thermoplastic sockets from industry-standard preforms.
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Two new TLSO models have been added to the Becker Orthopedic Spinal System (B.O.S.S.), now available from PEL Supply. This series of prefabricated, modular, hyperextension TLSOs offer your patients enhanced comfort with the addition of an articulation, spring-loaded pelvic section. This allows the pelvic section to move with the patient's changes in posture, allowing greater comfort in all positions.
Features and benefits include:
Adjustable lateral uprights with serrated discs for easy angular adjustments.
Experience the Element Foot System with enhanced multiaxial performance through micro-slice technology. The Element Foot supports each phase of foot function in the gait cycle-from heel strike, to mid-stance, to toe-off. The result is a foot with unsurpassed smoothness, stability, and performance throughout the gait cycle.
Features and benefits include:
Unique 3rd Element technology.
Adjustable heel wedge for fine tuning stiffness.
Innovative micro-slice technology for multiaxial performance.
For above-knee patients and all socket styles, Knit-Rite's A/K Brim Sheath is designed to separate and protect the soft tissue in the top brim of the socket by bridging the gap between the top edge of any roll-on liner and the groin. The A/K Brim Sheath will work on pin suspension and seal-in liners. It uses stretchy, slick nylon material constructed in two angled sections to allow the fabric to appropriately fit the high lateral and lower medial shape, and includes gripper elastic to secure to outer socket. Patent pending.
New: Ultraflex Universal Joint - Comparably Smaller, Lighter, and Stronger
The Ultraflex Universal Joint uses a tried-and-true clevis design for maximum M-L strength, yet is extremely lightweight and low profile. The Ultraflex Universal Joint is comparatively smaller, lighter, and stronger. It can be used on ankles, elbows, or wrists, as well as for both adult and pediatric applications. Recommended as a companion joint to Ultraflex ADR™. Molding dummy included. Dimensions: Length: 1 7/16 in., width: 7/16 in., profile: 11/32 in., weight: 0.5 oz.
PEL's new Prosthetic Catalog showcases more than 400 pages of prosthetic products, components, tools, and accessories, including all of the items from the Tools and Fabrication Catalog and new products from hundreds of manufacturers. Product descriptions include specifications, options, measuring instructions, warranty and weight-limit information, ordering instructions, examples, L-Code reference guides, and a conversion chart.
The catalog, also available online at www.pelsupply.com, is divided into 18 sections with a quick-reference master index. The new PEL Helps tab features PEL's Focus Programs. These are products typically in stock in standard sizes.
The new ProSeal System creates a proximal seal between the socket and liner, and is suitable for suction sockets for transfemoral amputees. The system consists of the 452A1 ProSeal Ring, an uncovered liner, and the 21Y14 PushValve auto-expulsion valve. The ProSeal Ring maximizes the surface area and enhances the vacuum effect on the entire residual limb-not just the distal end. Users benefit from increased suspension in the socket plus easy donning and doffing. To learn more, contact your Otto Bock sales representative.
Gery®, another patented product from PROTEOR, is specially designed for K1 patients with limited indoor walking requirements and low-level activity.
The innovative rigid core and Keasy®-like foam provide an easy gait. This results in reducing pressure forces to the socket, thus reducing pain to the residual limb. Less physically capable wearers are able to take symmetrically longer steps.
The pyramidal connector and malleolar clip are included.
Orthomerica® Products is pleased to introduce the new Spectrum™ Slim™, a valuable addition to our latest Spectrum AFO product line. This slimmer and sleeker eye-catching gauntlet is designed to allow your patients a greater range of shoe options. The Spectrum Slim is ideal for patients who find standard gauntlets a challenge to get into a shoe. Its low-profile design makes donning and doffing much easier for the patient, and its soft leather offers maximum comfort. The Spectrum Slim is available in black or tan leather, and black or white synthetic material.
Every client is different. For the exceptionally active client in need of transtibial suspension, Syncor's Durasleeve HD is constructed of the highest-quality, heavy-duty neoprene for exceptional durability. Limited dexterity creates its own challenges, and the Durasleeve EZ meets them with the security of a virtually fail-safe suction system, yet it is easy to don and doff.
All Durasleeve designs are constructed with uncompromising air-tight integrity. Outside, seams are reinforced with color-matched blind stitching. Inside, our exclusive, patented reinforcement panel minimizes wear. Custom orders are always welcome through your Syncor supplier.
The new custom-fit, carbon-composite Matrix Split Toe (ST) and Matrix Max Split Toe (ST) AFOs from Trulife improve patient balance and increase stability. The split-toe footplate acts like a natural spring, making these AFOs ideal for hallux amputations. With height-adjustable anterior shells and trimmable footplates, they feature an open calcaneal design and a lateral strut anterior to the malleolus.
The Matrix ST is indicated for low-activity patients with simple, unilateral drop foot, while the Matrix Max ST accommodates low- to high-activity patients with unilateral or bilateral drop foot.
For amputees requiring low-activity feet, Ohio Willow Wood offers its SACH Foot with titanium pyramid and its Single-Axis feet. The feet have lifelike, unisex cosmeses and patient weight limits of 250 lb.
The SACH Foot with titanium pyramid is a durable foot that may be used in endoskeletal or exoskeletal applications. The incorporation of the titanium pyramid requires no additional foot bolt, saving time, money, and weight.
The Single-Axis Foot features a lightweight, durable composite keel with interchangeable anterior and posterior bumpers. The foot is offered in both endoskeletal and exoskeletal versions.
Specially designed to work with expulsion or vacuum systems, the Aura™ is a locking seal that allows the prosthetist to select the height of the locking seal for both transtibial and transfemoral patients. The Aura locks an uncovered liner (such as an Evolution Origin Liner) to the interior of the socket, thereby suspending the entire prosthesis to the patient's residual limb.
Excellent choice when using expulsion or vacuum systems.
Eliminates the need for sleeves or double-wall systems.
The new THRIVE™ from Freedom Innovations is the world's first load-activated prosthetic foot. Ideal for those who work in construction, farming, or any occupation that requires heavy lifting, the dual-keel design manages additional loads (up to 30% of the user's body weight) by providing incremental support. This ensures consistent performance and ultimately greater confidence among users.
New feature allows patients to temporarily deactivate the locking function-great for biking or physical therapy! The integrated, low-profile joint provides the best in electronic stance control and helps patients achieve a more active lifestyle. Simple onboard programming helps the E-MAG Active calibrate itself to the user's unique gait pattern, adding a whole new dimension of functionality for people who previously have had limited bracing options, such as a locked knee or manual device. Help your patients get back into the swing of things with the E-MAG Active!
EZ Step Leather Ankle Gauntlets are discounted $100 through March 31, 2011. The EZ Step's custom fabrication combines incomparable comfort with unparalleled control, helping to make each step easier than the last.
Stealth TLSOs are discounted $50 through March 31, 2011. The Stealth TLSO provides motion restriction for the thoracic and lumbar regions. The posterior extends from the sacrococcygeal junction to the inferior of the scapular spine, wrapping around the trunk to provide lateral strength.
These promotions apply to standard pricing and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
OPIE Mobile for iPad, a free OPIE add-on that will be released in March 2011, allows you to gather patient documents and capture patient signatures directly on the iPad and then transmit them back to the OPIE system in your office. You can also sync your patient schedule to the iPad, manage purchasing and inventory, and access the full OPIE system via a remote desktop application. We have plans to make OPIE Mobile available on other platforms later this year. Purchase OPIE before April 30, 2011, and we'll include a free 3G iPad running OPIE Mobile!
Otto Bock's most advanced off-the-shelf liner maximizes patient comfort through anatomic-specific geometry and varying wall thicknesses-thicker in typically sensitive areas and thinner in others for increased flexibility. The liner is pre-flexed 20°, reducing wrinkles behind the knee while providing easier flexion. Polyurethane (PUR) ensures even pressure distribution and a precise and comfortable fit, ideal for sensitive, bony, or scarred residual limbs. Patients from low to very high mobility grades will benefit from the 6Y512 Anatomic 3D PUR liner's advanced design. Available in uncovered and integrated fabric-sheath versions for use in vacuum and suction-socket systems.
Therafirm® Core-Spun Gradient Compression Socks, now with a cushioned sole, are made with the unique core-spun yarn technology for a patent-pending, true gradient compression sock that is ultra stretchy, easier to don, and more comfortable to wear. Core-Spun look and feel like everyday socks while delivering a controlled amount of pressure to promote better circulation, reduce swelling, and energize tired legs and feet. Moisture-wicking fibers provide a comfortable coolness. The comfort top is non-restrictive while staying in place. Mild support (15-20mmHg) available in white and black. Moderate support (20-30mmHg) available soon.
The FullStride™ Shadow from Becker Oregon is a lightweight KAFO that combines structural strength and cosmetic appeal with the FullStride mechanical stance-control orthotic knee joint. The inherent rigidity of the FullStride Shadow ensures that optimal joint alignment and function is maintained throughout the gait cycle. Constructed of lightweight and rigid composite materials, the FullStride Shadow's sleek and open design offers patients an unparalleled blend of form and function.
OPTEC USA has become an official supplier partner of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA), Waterloo, Iowa. All OPGA members will receive a membership discount off of our full range of products. OPTEC offers a wide variety of spinal braces, as well as custom and prefabricated orthotic and lower-limb braces. We look forward to working with you as well as building our partnership with OPGA.
The new Ribby® Articulating Ankle/Foot Orthosis from Anatomical Concepts is available at PEL Supply. The Ribby incorporates the functions of ambulation, stability, and positive positioning into one AFO. If necessary, the ankle can be locked out while continuing to provide static adjustability of dorsiflexion or plantar flexion to optimize patient function.
The unique quick-disconnect design permits rapid transition between various lining options and the use of a more conventional walking shoe, and it ensures a positive connection for each application to maintain the AFO's integrity during ambulation.
Brand new for 2011! Delivering a lower profile, the Velocity™ foot's coupled toe springs work together to provide a progressively smooth roll over. It combines high functionality and no maintenance, with easy heel adjustment capabilities for fine-tuning. We are offering a special introductory price now through June 30, 2011.
Key features include:
Smooth control from heel strike to toe off throughout stance phase.
Highly sophisticated dynamic response.
Precision gait matched for out-of-the-box performance.
Weight limit up to 125kg (275 lb.); three-year warranty.
TRS, Boulder, Colorado, announces an O&P product delivery and development partnership with Boa® Technology, Denver, Colorado, and EXOS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Boa manufactures high-performance closure and lace-tensioning systems for high-tech footwear and specializedapplications. EXOS is a pioneer in developing fracture-brace systems that use proprietary, low-temperature, thermoformable laminates incorporating Boa technology.
Working together, TRS will be a primary vehicle for the delivery of these companies' current and exciting new products to O&P facilities and clinicians.
Friddle's new Silicone Polishing Arbor, #700501, is composed of high-durometer silicone, which provides extended life of the arbor. Dimensions are 2-inch diameter by 4-inch long tapered, with standard ½-13 threads. This arbor is perfect for polishing all thermoplastics. It is not suitable for polishing metals or composite materials. A variable speed router is recommended.
With each SPS purchase of an Alpha Select Liner and an Alpha Flex Sleeve, you will receive a second Alpha Flex Sleeve for free. The second sleeve may be of any size or color (buff or black) available.
The Alpha Select Liner boasts a one-way stretch fabric to control pistoning without a potentially irritating distal matrix. Its hybrid gel provides a combination of durability and comfort. The progressive profile has extra distal cushioning, yet is thin behind the knee and proximally for added comfort.
Please stop by SPS Tables #19-24 at the 2011 Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.
More and more of our customers are discovering Farabloc™. Invented to stop phantom pain in amputees, Farabloc is now being used for all kinds of pain relief and to speed injury recovery. Farabloc is a specially woven, light-weight fabric, made from stainless steel and nylon, that helps to shield wearers from high-frequency electrical waves from televisions, microwaves, cell phones, and much more. We can design and tailor this product into various shapes and sizes that can be used for wraps, mitts, and blankets.
Javelin, manufactured by Endolite, is a dynamic pylon foot designed to provide excellent energy return and ground compliance. Its independent heel and toe ensure a smooth and symmetrical rollover.
Javelin's design is streamlined to focus on the essential mechanisms that govern walking-flexibility, stability, and terrain compliance-in a lightweight envelope that delivers an enjoyable walking experience. The slim line continuous shin and toe spring flexes for greater energy return and reduced strain on the back, knee, and leg muscles.
Please stop by SPS Tables #19-24 at the 2011 Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.