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 Medicare Services (CMS) through the United States Medical Compression Advocacy group to formulate coverage and fee schedules.
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.
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.
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.
The field of prosthetics has been transformed by the introduction of 3D printing technology, which provides various benefits to prosthetic users. Furthermore, 3D printing ensures high-quality and consistent production of prosthetic hands made through 3D printing that are durable yet lightweight; making them comfortable for users to wear for extended periods. Additionally, customization options are extensive, allowing users to personalize their prosthetic hands to meet their aesthetic and functional needs. One such innovation is Zeus, the strongest bionic hand on the market, which offers a grip force of 34.17lbf/152N and lift capacity of 77lbs/35kgs. It is also extremely robust, with impact-resistant fingers that can withstand heavy use. Even in the unlikely event of a breakage, Zeus can be repaired locally in under 60 minutes, ensuring minimal downtime for the user. For clinicians, Zeus represents a game-changing innovation in the world of prosthetics. With its locally repairable design, customizable 12 grip patterns, and digital platform, Zeus offers a level of versatility and flexibility that was previously unheard of in the industry. The ability to remotely configure the hand ensures that clinicians can provide their patients with the best possible solution without the need for time-consuming in-person adjustments.
“My quality of life is wonderful, in large part thanks to my Knit-Rite socks providing exceptional comfort and support to my amputated leg,” says BK amputee, Abby Meyer, 34. Since Abby was amputated at 11 months old, she has only known life as an amputee, making her well-adjusted to living life with limb loss.
Being able to manage volume variations in the residual limb adequately is essential for comfortably and safely wearing a prosthesis.
It can be tricky to find the perfect pair of shoes that will work with your patient's ankle foot orthosis, or AFOs. That's why Apex Shoes has put together this guide for selecting footwear for your patients. Whether you're looking for a shoe that is designed to accommodate a custom AFO for a specific condition, or you just need something that is a little better fitting for their current AFO, this guide can help.
The latest release in the Fillauer foot line is a new branch of the AllPro foot. The AllPro has proven to be one of the most durable, comfortable, high-energy-return feet on the market for several years. Fillauer has created several versions of this product including four heights, a pediatric version, a posteriorly mounted version, and now, the AllPro DS.