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Soccer players with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage stay in the game

What is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Injury? injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and meniscus.  Research in the 1990s revealed that this unhappy triad is a peculiar clinical entity involving athletes with knee injuries.  The research shows that lateral meniscus tears are more common than medial meniscus tears in […]

What goes on behind the scenes in the orthotics and prosthetics laboratory?

What goes on behind the scenes in the orthotics and prosthetics laboratory?

If you have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an orthotics and prosthetics laboratory read on…… Meet Terry Sharman: Lamination Technician What you are likely to find in the laboratory of the orthotics and prosthetics specialist ranges from various interesting pieces of machinery, a vast array of orthotics and prosthetics devices, the […]

Medical wheelchairs

Medical wheelchairs

Roger Wolfson and Associates offers a full range of high-quality wheelchairs from leading industry suppliers. Lightweight Wheelchair Features Give our wheelchairs and home nursing equipment expert, Jenny Jordaan a call on (011) 640 7198to find the wheelchair that is best suited to your needs. Removable half-arms or flip-back desk arms wheelchairs. Quick release rear wheels. […]

The evolution of prosthetic technology – Part 1: Artificial toes from Ancient Egypt to Darth Vader a

The evolution of prosthetic technology – Part 1: Artificial toes from Ancient Egypt to Darth Vader and beyond

Even though the Star Wars character Darth Vader is fictional, he represents the leaps and bounds that technology continues to take in the ever evolving quest to produce the best that prosthetic technology has to offer. This fascinating image of ancient prosthetic technology shows an artificial toe which was found on the foot of an […]

Meet the Team that’s at the cutting edge of orthotics and prosthetics technology

Welcome to Roger Wolfson and Associates – orthotics and prosthetics Some team members at the cutting edge of orthotics and prosthetics technology in action Practice Team Roger Wolfson “The Boss” who’s at the cutting edge of orthotics and prosthetics technology Roger Wolfson offers patients the full benefit of extensive knowledge and experience gained over more […]

Arch Supports

Introduction to arch supports          A quick and easy support          Arch Supports arch supports are  foot orthoses that supports the arch of the foot. Indications Arch Supports can be used as a corrective measure for walking and is an ideal solution that caters for a dropped arch or […]

Ankle and foot braces

Introduction to ankle and foot vraces (Ankle Foot Orthosis [AFO]) ankle and foot Braces (Ankle Foot Orthosis [AFO]) Various types of ankle and foot braces (Ankle Foot Orthosis [AFO]) are available.  The following is a brief description of each. Speed Brace The Speed Brace is an ankle and foot brace or Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) that […]