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2013-05-27 08:20:56

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NFL Celebrity Players are challenging the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) to a game to showcase how technology is making prosthetic limbs better and is improving the quality of life for limb loss veterans and to raise money for Wounded Warrior Organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130527/PH21040) NFL Players Attending: Desean Jackson, Josh Morgan, Torrey Smith, Fred Davis, Darrell Young, Tavon Wilson, EJ Biggers,...

2013-05-18 23:04:23

FlexLeg Takes Reservations of its Prosthetics-Inspired Device Prior to July 15 Launch Provo, UT (PRWEB) May 18, 2013 Medical device company, FlexLeg, LLC, last week began taking reservations and pre-launch orders for its much anticipated mobility aid with its namesake, the FlexLeg. The device uses technology from prosthetics to create a hands-free crutch alternative that injured individuals can use to walk on various terrains. Those with a broken ankle, for example, can remain active and...

2013-05-15 16:27:33

Arising from Unfair Medicare RAC/Pre-payment Audits, Where No Fraud Exists, and Challenges Unlawful Changes to Medicare Standard for Care of Medicare Amputees WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) filed suit against HHS/Medicare in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:13-cv-00697-JDB AMERICAN ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC ASSOCIATION, INC. v. SEBELIUS), seeking relief from the unfair and...

2013-05-02 23:15:31

From Hands-On Care Physical Therapy: More than 13 people who lost their limbs during the Boston bombings will undergo physical therapy as part of their recovery process, reported by CNN. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Boston bombing attack resulted to at least 13 limb amputations as reported by CNN. "This is a sudden and life altering event in someone's life," said Dr. Kevin Plancher, founder of Plancher Orthopedics based in New York City. Many amputees suffer from depression, a...

2013-04-30 16:28:37

Orthotic and Prosthetic Companies Band Together to Provide Compassionate Assistance to Uninsured and Under-Insured Terror Attack Victims; Problems Seen With "Holes," Often Severe Limits in Private Health Insurance WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uninsured and under-insured victims of the Boston Marathon terror attack who are undergoing amputations will be provided major assistance with the cost of their initial prostheses and related care as a result of the...

2013-04-29 12:29:14

Warning of Little-Understood Gaps and Limits in Many Health Insurance Coverage Plans, Orthotic and Prosthetic Companies to Help Those Injured in Bombing With Needed Devices, Related Care. WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given that major "holes" in insurance coverage may leave victims of the Boston terror attack facing major costs for their initial prostheses - as well as replacement devices needed in the future -- the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association...

2013-04-26 12:27:28

Magellan Microprocessor Foot Ankle System Honored as Best Science/Medical Assistive Technology Breakthrough WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Edison's spirit for discovery is alive and well at Orthocare Innovations (www.orthocareinnovations.com), which the Edison Awards(TM) has recognized with its top award in the Science and Medicine-Assistive Device category (www.edisonawards.com/winners2013.php). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130426/DA02518)...

2013-04-24 16:26:41

Ergoresearch to acquire Victhom LAVAL, QC, April 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Ergoresearch Ltd. (TSXV: ERG) ("Ergoresearch") and Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSXV: VHB) ("Victhom") announced today that the Superior Court of Québec has issued a final order approving the previously-announced plan of arrangement relating to the acquisition by Ergoresearch Inc. (the "Purchaser"), a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Ergoresearch, of Victhom. The arrangement was approved by 94.9% of...

2013-03-26 16:25:54

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8czz2f/foot_and_ankle ) has announced the addition of the "Foot & Ankle Devices Market (2012 - 2017) By product type (external fixation, internal fixation, joint replacement, prosthesis, bracing) - Global trends & competitive analysis" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The foot & ankle...

2013-03-21 14:46:51

Anatomic differences between male and female knees have resulted in the creation and regular use of gender-specific implants. However, a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that a specialized prosthesis may not improve overall outcomes in female total knee replacement (TKR) patients. Female implants are narrower, with an atypical angle and a thinner anterior flange (front rim), reflecting the unique...