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Mechanical Elevated Vacuum or Electronic Elevated Vacuum

Elevated vacuum systems provide outstanding reliability and security, and WillowWood offers two types of systems: LimbLogic®, our electronic system, and the new LimbLogic M, our mechanical system. Here’s how to help decide which system is right for you. Mechanical elevated vacuum is the ideal solution for amputees who prefer a low-maintenance, easy-to-use system. It is Continue reading…

Best Foot Forward: How To Select The Right Prosthetic Foot

With all of the options available today, trying to determine the best prosthetic foot can be overwhelming. The first step each person should take is to think less about finding the “best” foot and more about finding the “right” foot. There isn’t one “best” foot out there. Rather, the “best” foot is the foot that Continue reading…

Comfort & Durability Now Fabric-Free

WillowWood’s Alpha Duo™ Liner YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED. It has been long expressed that clinicians and amputees alike desired a fabric-free Alpha Liner option. But the Alpha line is a lot to live up to and creating a fabric-free liner that is as equally as impressive as its counterparts was no easy feat. The unique Continue reading…

Using the Alpha® Liner to Manage Residual Limb Volume Change

Last month we talked about the concept of Alpha Liner “retrofitting” – swapping out one kind of Alpha Liner for another without having to switch sockets. As you may recall, there are two types of retrofitting. Our previous post described Lifestyle Activity Retrofitting, where you swap a liner of one interface material for another to Continue reading…

An Interface Material for Every Activity

You’ve probably heard of the concept of “retrofitting” in many aspects of your life – maybe retrofitting the windows in your house, or retrofitting the stereo in your car. In each example, you are replacing some of the equipment that was not originally part of the item. Did you know you can do the same Continue reading…

More and Less Lead to Good DESIGN

Less is more. More or less. Why choose? Can’t you have both more and less? Yes! Alpha DESIGN® Liners, prosthetically speaking, eliminate the need for clinicians to choose between more and less. With the release of Alpha DESIGN Liners in 2005 more control was put in the hands of clinicians to design liners from the Continue reading…

Creative Design of Custom Liners

Ten years ago, WillowWood introduced Alpha DESIGN® Liners to allow practitioners to specify the thickness and placement of gel within an Alpha® Liner. That initial offering of Alpha DESIGN Liners focused on amputees with uniquely-shaped limbs who could not wear off-the-shelf liners to experience the comfort of Alpha gel. As clinicians have become more and Continue reading…

New Zealand and Australia OMEGA® Training Tour

This month’s blogger is Clinical Support Prosthetist Jennifer Dowell, CPO/LPO. After WillowWood released completely new and renovated OMEGA software, I traveled to New Zealand and Australia to work with WillowWood’s distribution partner in that part of the world, Masson’s Healthcare, to provide training and support. Owner Anton Karak and I-En Lim from Masson’s office in Continue reading…

What to Expect From the New OMEGA®

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that our industry-leading OMEGA Tracer software has been completely redesigned from scratch and is now known simply as OMEGA. If you’re an existing user, you may be asking, “Why would I want to upgrade, when my existing software works perfectly fine?” Well, for starters, we listened to the feedback that Continue reading…

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