Research Update from Field

Skin pressure measurements under a bi-valved cast stabilized using a new device: A cadaver model study
Dr. Loren Latta, Ph.D, Director of Research at the Max Biedermann Institute for Biomechanics at the University of Miami Medical School conducted a study of swelling pressures under a cast and possible solutions using elastic wraps and the new BOA powered CastFit System from Clickmedical.co. The study measured pressures under the cast during swelling and then measure pressures after using common orthopedic pressure relief procedures such as bi-valving and then using the new CastFit System for patient controlled pressure relief.

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View poster presentation submission at the Orthopedic Research Society meeting — more info here!

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ASOP in New Mexico - Practical Approach to Instruction
All Fiberglass All Weekend!

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ASOP Flip Casting Stand - its all the angle and plantar mold!

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  • ASOP will be attending the American Association of Orthopedic Executives (AAOE) Conference in San Francisco, June 9-12th. ASOP will promote the ROT certification to over 600 office managers from the largest orthopedic practices throughout the country.

  • Also, our dual credentialed ROT/OTC members LISTEN UP – ASOP workshop credits were submitted and approved by an ASOP member for their NBCOT – OTC re-certification last month. Come one, come all and join us for all your CEU needs!

  • Visit www.castingworkshop.com for all 2016 workshop dates and locations.

  • Lastly, ASOP is also adding 4 Advanced Workshops this year – we will continue our traditional Las Vegas. Orlando, Seattle and Boston locations which will also include instructions in Pediatric and TCC casting. Join us in 2016!!!
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Healing in delayed unions and nonunions
Many problems with the management and healing of bone fractures were seen in the past, but new advances in fracture management have worked to make it easier to heal fractures faster and without lingering problems. Proper setting of bones and better casting techniques are among the ways that bone fracture management has improved. Additionally, stricter controls, better protocols, proper hardware, and advanced surgical techniques have also been used in order to ensure the best quality and the shortest period of time when it comes to patient healing, along with a reduced chance of future problems with that area.

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MU researcher: Jolting exercises now may prevent broken hip later
Springfield News-Leader
The jolting movement of jogging or hiking down a trail or slamming a tennis ball for an ace just might prevent a broken hip later in life. That's the finding of a University of Missouri researcher who recently published a paper that concludes high-impact activity and heavy resistance training can make bones denser and less likely to result in disabling hip fractures.
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UK: White children more likely to snap bones than black or Asian youngsters
The risk of a child fracturing a bone can depend upon their ethnicity and where they live in the UK, experts found. Each year 150 out of every 10,000 white children break their bones compared with 81 fractures per 10,000 South Asian children and 64 out of 10,000 black youngsters, researchers said.
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New research into 3D printed bone implants could change the way we heal broken bones
For years, bone grafts have been a common method of helping patients with broken or damaged bones to properly heal. Because bone tissue can quickly heal itself, an implant, or scaffold, is used to surgically hold all of the damaged bone fragments together and act as a bridge of sorts that will ensure that they heal correctly. Recently doctors have started 3D printing these implants in order to ensure that the scaffold is sized and fit exactly to the patient’s specific needs.
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