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Getting What You Pay For - The True Cost of Orthotics

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Aug 12, 2019 1:31:56 PM

As a buyer in the health care industry, your job responsibility involves more than just placing a product order. You have an obligation that encompasses the ability to understand and execute vendor and supply chain management while being knowledgeable of medical terminology and knowing the latest ...

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We Don’t Use PVC-Based Products. Here’s What Else Makes Anatomical Concepts, Inc. Stand Out from the Crowd

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Jul 18, 2019 8:20:02 AM

Easy to manipulate, robust and economical – there are many reasons why KYDEX® is a popular choice for medical applications, specifically, orthoses. But buyer beware, this thermoplastic that’s bountiful among prefabricated lower extremity and spinal orthotic systems can do more harm than good for ...

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Why Run Through the Pain? Alleviate this Common Runners’ Injury with V-VAS™ Knee Orthosis Technology

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Jul 10, 2019 11:16:21 AM

Summer is here, meaning many people will lace up the shoes and hit the pavement for a walk or run. Therein lies the problem. The rigidity of asphalt and concrete with the unrelenting contact the foot makes with the ground can cause serious lower extremity issues. According to the American Podiatric ...

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How Orthotic Bracing Can Help People Battling Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Jun 4, 2019 4:39:20 PM

The cause is unknown. The diagnosis can be unreliable. And the symptoms are unpredictable. There is a lot we still do not know about multiple sclerosis, commonly referred to as MS. But, breakthroughs in research and technology have shed light on this rather mysterious disease and led to ...

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Do I Need a Custom-Made Brace or Will a Prefabricated Adjustable Brace Work for My Condition?

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Feb 27, 2019 10:12:00 AM

You’re in pain and agony and experiencing discomfort in your lower extremities. This could be from a broken bone, arthritic joints, diabetes or other neuromuscular issues. And so you make a trip to your doctor. However, a quick scribble of the pen for some prescription medication and physical ...

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Bariatric APU® Addresses Diabetic Neuropathy - Step in the Right Direction

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Dec 2, 2018 10:17:00 AM

Diabetes in America More than 100 million people are now living with diabetes or prediabetes in the United States, with 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year. A serious health concern that isn’t going away anytime soon, diabetes affects all ages from young children and teenagers to middle-aged ...

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Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Nov 2, 2018 10:16:00 AM

Maintaining proper alignment and controlling motion can resolve instabilities present in the lower extremities. Examples of such include broken bones, arthritic joints, hyperextension of the knee, muscle weakness or paralysis. Lower limb orthotic systems provide the support and alignment to correct ...

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Orthotist Preferred. The Child Friendly Solution to Treating Blount's Disease

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Jun 8, 2018 10:14:00 AM

Blount’s disease is a rare, early childhood developmental disorder affecting less than 1% of the population in the United States. Although the exact cause is unknown, research suggests it’s occurrence is correlated to childhood obesity which continues to increase at alarming levels, low levels of ...

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Blount's Disease What You Need to Know About the Disorder

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Feb 21, 2018 10:15:00 AM

The year is 1937. The United States begins the gradual uphill climb out of the worst financial crisis the country had ever experienced. A gallon of gasoline costs a mere ten cents, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuts as the first Technicolor, full length animated film. It’s during this time ...

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Risks With PVC-Based Plastics

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Apr 12, 2016 9:58:00 AM

The application of thermoplastics in the orthotics industry has proliferated over the last 30 years making it the predominant material used today in both custom and off the shelf orthotic systems. The physical properties afforded by thermoplastics make it the natural choice when designing support ...

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