Orthofix International has reported that its sports medicine division, Breg, has introduced three new products, including a soft knee brace with an integrated hinge for added stability, a hip pad to be used with its cold therapy devices for post surgery pain management and a wrist immobilization accessory for its T-Scope Elbow brace.
The company also introduced the OrthoFind app, one of the iPhone applications for the orthopedics market, designed to assist health care providers in choosing products for their patients directly from their mobile phones.
The latest product in Breg’s line of soft knee braces is the Lateral Stabilizer with Hinge. The brace is designed to enhance knee stability and provide pain relief for patients suffering from a range of conditions affecting the kneecap, and to also be eligible for coverage under patients’ health care insurance.
Available in Airmesh breathable fabric and neoprene, the low profile brace is intended to maximise the patient’s comfort while providing minimal interference. The US market for soft knee braces and immobilisers is projected to be approximately $345.1m in 2010.
The Polar Care Kodiak Intelli-Flo Hip Pad provides cold therapy pain management during post-operative care and rehabilitation for patients recovering from hip surgery. Ergonomically designed for comfort and coverage of the hip, the Intelli-Flo Hip Pad’s flow channel directs water circulation throughout the pad, with additional circulation at the incision site. An estimated 625,000 total or partial hip replacements will be performed in the US in 2010.
Breg’s Neutral Hand Accessory extends the functionality of its T-Scope Elbow brace. Designed to provide the patient with comfort and control while restricting wrist motion, the new device is intended for patients with elbow injuries, including tendon and ligament ailments such as tennis elbow.
Developed for the Apple iPhone and iTouch devices, the OrthoFind app provides mobile access to Breg’s catalog of bracing and cold therapy products. The app includes product descriptions, indications, Medicare coding and ordering information. It also offers the latest news on orthopedic procedures and surgeries, provides frequently asked questions about the industry, and lets users join and interact with the OrthoFind community. Products are searchable by anatomy, category or keyword.
Orthofix International is a global medical device company offering a broad line of minimally invasive surgical, and non-surgical, products for the spine, orthopedic, and sports medicine market sectors that address the lifelong bone-and-joint health needs of patients of all ages.