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Knit-Rite, Therafirm acquired by Thuasne 

January 11, 2021HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – Knit-Rite and Therafirm have been acquired by Thuasne, a European medical device manufacturer with 2,200 employees and 233 million euros in revenues in 2019. Knit-Rite and Therafirm, which represent Thuasne’s fourth largest acquisition in the United States in 10 years, solidify the company’s presence in the O&P and compression markets, and open up a new market, devices for orthopedic prothesis (post-amputation prosthetic socks and prosthetic...

compression, Knit-Rite, M&A, o&P, Therafirm, Thuasne


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Lymphedema advocates apply consistent pressure

March 2, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - One of the most supported healthcare-related bills currently pending in Congress, this may be the year H.R. 930 crosses the finish line, lymphedema advocates say.“We are looking at any possible vehicles to get this attached to,” said Judy Woodward, chairwoman of awareness for the Lymphedema Advocacy Group. “There are people championing this and trying to find ways to make that happen.”The Lymphedema Treatment Act would amend Medicare statute to pay for compression...

compression, legislation, lymphedema


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Sigvaris launches measurement system

March 22, 2017HME News Staff

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Sigvaris has added an “initial pressure measurement system” to three of its inelastic compression wraps, the company announced March 21. The new system allows clinicians to prescribe a specific compression level (20-30mmHg, 30-40mmHg or 40-50mmHg) and patients to set the level themselves. “This product is going to change the market for inelastic wraps and finally give clinicians the confidence that patients will be able to accurately set their garment to the...

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Sigvaris strengthens market position

May 10, 2016HME News Staff

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Sigvaris has completed a definitive agreement to purchase BiaCare, a Zeeland, Mich.-based manufacturer of short stretch wraps, compression garments and other products designed to treat patients with veno-lymphatic diseases and disorders. The acquisition strengthens Sigvaris' market position and allows the company to serve even more patients under a single brand. “This transaction allows us to acquire an established manufacturer with a strong position in the U.S. market,”...

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Guest Blog

Beware the scavengers

April 8, 2016HME News Staff

The entire world depends upon creative leadership in all walks of life, from the creative arts to better living. The world of health care is certainly no exception. Where would we be without the medical and scientific brilliance to save lives, prevent illness and find solutions to epidemics? However, those that thrive on creation, innovation and problem solving are often not the ones reaping the rewards of their endeavors. In this world of human beings, sometimes emotions like greed, jealousy, or...

compression, Diabetes, entrepreneurship, health and sports medicine, invention


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