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Understanding the Biomechanics: A Physician's Guide to Prescribing AFOs

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Mar 12, 2024 8:33:04 AM

Understanding biomechanics is vital to optimal patient care in the complex world of lower extremity orthotics. As a leading manufacturer of AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis) and KAFO (Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis) solutions, ACI is the industry expert dedicated to empowering physicians with the knowledge ...

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Tags: Orthotic Treatment, Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO), Patient Care

Rehabilitation and Gait Training with Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFOs) After Stroke

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Dec 4, 2023 11:27:13 AM

Stroke is a devastating medical condition that can significantly impact your patient’s short-term and long-term mobility and quality of life. After surviving a stroke, many individuals face challenges in regaining their ability to walk and perform daily activities. Did you know that Knee Ankle Foot ...

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Tags: Orthotic Treatment, Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO), Patient Care

Orthotic Devices for Joint Stability: An Essential Tool in Musculoskeletal Care

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Oct 31, 2023 8:31:37 AM

Your focus as a physician trained in orthopedics and musculoskeletal care is to provide your patients with effective solutions to alleviate pain, enhance mobility, and improve their overall quality of life. Among the essential tools, orthotic devices are potent allies in achieving these objectives. ...

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Tags: Orthotic Treatment, Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO), Joint Mobilitization, Pain Management, Patient Care

Elbow Orthosis Buying Guide: What to Consider When Choosing an Elbow Brace

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Aug 23, 2023 9:56:08 AM

The limitations, pain, and restricted range of motion associated with elbow contractures can significantly impact the overall quality of life. An elbow injury can lead to frustration, loss of independence, and reduced participation in once-enjoyable activities for your patients. Physical ...

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Tags: Orthotic Treatment, Pain Management, Patient Care

Knee Orthosis Buying Guide: Tips to Help Doctors Choose the Right KO

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Jun 19, 2023 8:58:30 AM

When it comes to managing knee conditions and injuries either instead of surgery or as part of recovery after surgery, physicians often rely on knee orthoses (knee braces) to provide their patients with support, stability, and pain relief. However, with various options available in the market, ...

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Tags: Orthotic Treatment, Patient Care

Pediatric Orthoses: A Guide to Treating Children

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Oct 19, 2022 10:42:17 AM

Determining whether an adult patient would benefit from an orthotic device can sometimes be tricky. Considerations such as the extent of the injury or condition, the patient's weight, pain intensity, level of mobility needed, and other goals can complicate physicians' treatment plans.

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Tags: Orthotic Treatment, Pediatric Orthotics, Custom Orthotics, Patient Care

Case Study: Custom V-VAS™ Knee Orthosis Offers Non-surgical Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Posted by Anatomical Concepts on Jan 26, 2021 4:57:31 PM

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis and affects millions worldwide. It happens when the cartilage in the joints – most commonly the hip, spine or knee - breaks down. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain or tenderness, popping or cracking, ...

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Tags: Orthotic Treatment, Pain Management, Patient Care