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Contractures Don’t Have to be Permanent. 3 Orthoses Worth Prescribing to Patients

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Oct 23, 2019 12:32:14 PM

  At the outset of pain and discomfort and restricted range of motion, especially in the lower extremities, may manifest more than just a case of having morning stiffness. These symptoms could be red flag indicators of a much more severe underlying complication with long-term implications on joint ...

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Why You Should Really Consider Using a Pre-Fab KAFO for Treating Your Patients

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Sep 23, 2019 2:14:07 PM

Malunion typically occurs when a bone heals without appropriate medical attention, leading to poor alignment and deformity in the affected area of the body. Common in the lower extremities, the complication is the consequence of having bones improperly aligned when immobilized. This can be a major ...

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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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