"There are numerous attempts to knockoff our patented PRAFO® Orthosis design or its registered trademark name." - Joe Whiteside, CO/LO, Vice President and Clinical Director of R&D
Poland, Ohio (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
Anatomical Concepts, Inc. (http://www.anatomicalconceptsinc.com), designer and manufacturer of industry-leading medical devices, custom-fit and custom-fabricated orthoses for both upper and lower extremities, has announced its new comprehensive method for addressing patient conditions in the lower extremities.
Anatomical Concepts, Inc. is the original concept developer of the PRAFO® Orthosis, its patented design for the orthotic management of the ankle/foot that minimizes undesired contact with the boney prominences of the ankle or foot. Leveraging this expertise, the company has developed other fully adjustable modular AFO’s (Ankle-Foot Orthoses) spanning several years. These systems incorporate an adjustable aluminum single posterior upright used to manage multiple lower extremity anomalies in both the ambulatory and recumbent patient population. These AFOs include:
- ABBY™ Orthosis
- APU® Orthosis
- Bariatric APU® Orthosis
- DDA Orthosis
- Dual Action Orthosis
- EV™ PRAFO® Orthosis
- PKA™ PRAFO® Orthosis
- RIBBY® Orthosis
- TERRA™ Orthosis
- Tri Planar Orthosis
Further, the company previously introduced a more cost-effective product line named the RAPO™ Orthosis, which is structurally superior to competitors’ Kydex-based designs.
Joe Whiteside, CO/LO, Vice President and Clinical Director of R&D said, “There are numerous attempts to knockoff our patented PRAFO® Orthosis design or its registered trademark name. However, our PRAFO® Orthosis line and our other multifunctional AFOs are designed with patient safety and ambulation in mind. Add to this the development of our ELLIOTT™ Patient Management System. It replaces multiple devices and comprehensively addresses the patient needs, from positioning and offloading to functional ambulation. Together, these products offer physicians and physical therapists decreased fitting times and result in improved patient outcomes.”
Anatomical Concepts, Inc. is offering “Comprehensive Method to Early Lower Limb Orthotic Implementation” in-service program to hospitals and rehabilitation centers and covers early intervention, product selection, fitting, and patient management principles for new and seasoned professionals alike. The program helps facilities employ a comprehensive method and gives guidance to achieve the goal of patient ambulation, unlike other approaches which simply immobilize patients. “AFOs on Track” is lead by Mr. Whiteside, who shares his expertise through speaking engagements at industry events, white papers, and live seminars. Organizations interested in booking Mr. Whiteside should contact the company directly or visit http://www.anatomicalconceptsinc.com/ontrack.
“We’re passionate about educating professionals in our industry and offering innovative solutions that benefit patients and our colleagues. Our method focuses on best practices for functionality, safety and adjustability as well as the inherent cost-savings,” added Mr. Whiteside.
About Anatomical Concepts Inc. USA
Since 1990, Anatomical Concepts has developed industry-leading medical devices, custom-fit and custom-fabricated orthoses for both upper and lower extremities. Anatomical Concepts Inc. is the manufacturer and distributor of the V-Vas™ Knee Orthosis (KO) and Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO). It is a team of practitioners, designers, and manufacturers utilizing advanced technology to develop superior products that not only deliver effective outcomes, but present ease-of-use for the medical professional. The company is the original concept developer of the PRAFO® Orthosis, its patented design for the orthotic management of the ankle foot that minimizes undesired contact with the boney prominences of the ankle or foot. The company does not use PVC-based plastics, nor Kydex®, nor Latex in any product, which, when heated, can pose health risks to both medical professionals and patients.
Anatomical Concepts is headquartered in Poland, OH, and provides medical devices, services, and consulting both nationally and internationally. The company's innovative product line has inspired the procurement of over seventeen US product patents and or trademarks. Providing solutions for medical professionals and helping to improve patient outcomes is still the driving force behind the corporation. Anatomical Concepts, Inc. products are FDA registered and also carry the CE marking. All products, including the ELLIOTT™, are designed, manufactured, and trademarked by Anatomical Concepts, Inc.
To learn more about Anatomical Concepts’ range of products, learning resources, “AFOs on Track” in-service program and events, please visit http://www.anatomicalconceptsinc.com or call (800) 837-3888.