The recent enactment of the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) by Congress in late 2022 mandates Medicare coverage of supply items for lymphedema patients encompassing compression garments and bandaging supplies, with coverage starting on January 1, 2024. Since the inception of the LTA in 2010, the medi® team has played a pivotal role in the passage of the bill and advising the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through the United States Medical Compression Advocacy group to formulate coverage and fee schedules.
The pioneering surgical procedure, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, made its debut in 2002. Since then, the procedure has adapted to treat a variety of upper and lower limb patients at the time of amputation or post amputation. One such adaptation is the Starfish Procedure developed by Dr. Bryan Loeffler and Dr. Glenn Gaston at OrthoCarolina.
In this episode of The Clinical Minute, Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, explore a clinical solution that prioritizes comfort and compliance for patients who require a spinal orthosis—the Torso-Interface by Knit-Rite.
It’s time to break out the cozy sweaters and grandma’s recipe book: the holiday season is here. As we enter this festive time, it’s crucial to understand the current state of the shipping industry to ensure timely deliveries and a smooth ordering experience.
Knit-Rite’s SmartKnit Seamless AFO Socks are made with a unique process, similar to the way a caterpillar spins its cocoon – starting at the toe and circling upwards. These socks provide a seamless, wrinkle-free fit, like a second layer of skin, offering comfort for patients who wear Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs). “I ordered the Knit-Rite AFO socks for my husband as he has a partial foot amputation. They are great quality, very soft and exactly what he needed.” Knit-Rite customer Kathi B. said.
In the latest edition of The Clinical Minute, Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, provides a quick overview of the Knit-Rite SmartKnit and Core-Spun by Therafirm AFO socks.
Knit-Rite's torso interface collection is designed specifically for kids, teens or adults who wear body jackets or back/abdominal braces, including spinal orthoses for scoliosis. The collection features a variety of styles to accommodate different braces including V-neck tanks, crew neck tanks, and strapless shirts, all knitted seamlessly with lightweight materials for maximum comfort. The variety in styles makes Knit-Rite's torso interfaces so versatile to wear with any orthoses or outfit.
Senior Clinical Education Specialist Liz Hillen, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, provides a quick overview of the Trulife Matrix AFO family. Matrix AFOs are manufactured from advanced composite materials and are designed to promote dynamic walking in patients with drop foot. Watch the video or read on to explore the Matrix AFO Family of products.
Tanya Khvitsko is originally from Belarus, a tiny country near Ukraine. She was born four years after the Chernobyl accident that happened in Ukraine in 1986, and because of that, she was born with some deformities. In 2013, she became an athlete. She’s a double blade runner now, and she’s run many 5Ks, many half marathons and full marathons. “I’m unstoppable!” Tanya exclaims.