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Aircast Company Profile

19:17 EST 22nd November 2017 | BioPortfolio

Founded in the early 70's Aircast exists because of a lucky break — that's if you can call getting a segmental tibial fracture while skiing being lucky. After months in a plaster cast Glenn Johnson was on the verge of a nonunion. With no prior orthopedic training, Glenn recognized the problems, studied the literature, and developed the first off-the-shelf below-the-knee cast, an "aircast". With aircells lining a rigid orthosis the device was comfortable to walk in, while the aircells pulsated with each step and milked out the edema. To the surprise of the surgeon, who was convinced that a bone graft was necessary, Glenn's delayed union healed. For years, Aircast's Pneumatic Walking Braces were made at home and given away to interested doctors and patients. The Aircast Walking Brace line has now expanded to include the FoamWalker, SP-Walker, and the PneumaticWalker Diabetic System. Today, most people know Aircast because of the Air-Stirrup® Ankle Brace, a semi-rigid orthosis lined with the patented Duplex™ aircell system. An article published in Contemporary Orthopaedics wrote, the Air-Stirrup "revolutionized the management of ankle injuries."

Location

92 River Road
Summit,
New Jersey
07901
United States of America

Contact

Phone: 908.273.6349
Fax: 908.273.1060
Email: USInq@Aircast.com


News Articles [1 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

AOSSM and The Aircast Foundation Partner for New $150,000 Return to Play Grant

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in coordination with and support from The Aircast Foundation is proud to announce a new grant of up to $150,000 to support a clinical resea...

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Clinical Trials [2 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

The Effects of Lower Right Limb Orthopedic Immobilization on Driving Performance

Abstract Background: Effects of orthopedic immobilizations of the lower right limb on driving performances are unknown. Therefore, clinicians and legislators cannot put forth recommendatio...

Sequential Compression Devices for Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome

The purpose of this study is to determine if sequential compression devices (SCD) when worn for an hour per day by patients suffering from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) are helpful for the ...

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