SOURCE: BSN medical

BSN medical

March 01, 2016 09:01 ET

BSN Medical Highlights New Line of Actimove Orthopedic Supports and Braces at AAOS 2016 Annual Meeting

Company Provides Full Continuum of Care for Key Conditions Seen by Orthopaedic Surgeons

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 1, 2016) - BSN medical, the global integrated medical therapy provider, today announced it will showcase a new, expanded line of Actimove® orthopedic supports and bracing products for patients, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2016 Annual Meeting, March 1-5, in Orlando, Fla. The AAOS is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons and others in the world.

In addition, BSN is launching the Actimove Rhizo Forte thumb brace, a novel low profile brace for osteoarthritis (OA) of the thumb. In a biomechanical study of 18 female subjects diagnosed with thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) OA and comparing four different thumb orthoses, the Rhizo Forte demonstrated the best compromise of stability and functionality overall(1).

"Our new flagship line of Actimove products build upon the proven benefits of our comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions designed for the effective management, treatment and care of patients," said Todd Healy, president of North America for BSN medical. "Showcasing new products at the world's largest medical association meeting of musculoskeletal specialists, ensures that leading orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals are immediately made aware of our latest advancements in orthopedic medicine that meet the multiple needs of their patients."

The company is presenting its new Actimove functional knee braces (FKB) for the treatment of combined ligament instabilities; pre- and post-surgical use; conservative treatment of ligamentous injuries or deficiencies; and prophylactic bracing for athletic activities. The new FKBs are available in four styles including the advanced dynamic thigh cuff, enabling patients to have better thigh contact through the full range of knee motion.

BSN is also showing a new line of osteoarthritic knee bracing for patients with unicompartmental osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, or concurrent ligamentous instabilities.

Additionally, BSN will showcase its full suite of fracture management and physiotherapy products, and demonstrate some of the newest innovations in water resistant casting and functional cast therapy, as well as the latest in total contact casting for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, in its booth (#1209).

About BSN medical
BSN medical is a global leader in wound care and related vascular diseases, lymphology and non-invasive orthopedic products. Founded in 2001, the company currently employs approximately 5,500 members of staff, and generated revenues of EUR 762m in 2014. The company aims to provide an integrated therapy-driven approach -- grounded in a broad portfolio of products, enhanced by insights into current therapeutic areas and complemented by a progressive approach to partnerships. Its well-known brands such as Elvarex®, Cutimed®, JOBST®, Delta and Actimove® are among the most trusted in healthcare. With its comprehensive product portfolio, BSN medical addresses patients' needs in the most prevalent conditions in wound care and vascular diseases, and orthopedic treatments. More information: www.bsnmedical.com.

(1) The Effect of Different Thumb Orthoses on Thumb Stabilization and Hand Function in Individuals with Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis, N. Hamann et al., Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, German Sport University Cologne, Germany, Joint Centre, Bruhl, Germany

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