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JOI Partners with ActivArmor™

JOI is Proud to Announce its Exclusive Partnership with ActivArmor™

The Jacksonville Orthopeadic Institute is known to be on the cutting edge of orthopedic procedures, treatments, and recovery. Our newest partnership with ActivArmor™ fosters JOI’s principles of innovated recovery. Unexpected injuries and broken bones are debilitating and tend to halt life … Not anymore … JOI’s partnership with ActivArmor™ empowers patients with the freedom to be able to maintain their active lifestyles. Experience the new way to heal from sprains and breaks that JOI and ActivArmor™ collaboratively offer.

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What is ActivArmor™

ActivArmor™ is a Colorado based company specializing in custom-fit 3D casts and splints. ActivArmor™’s use of 3D scanning technology allows each patient to receive a perfectly fitted device specific to their body’s injury. ActivArmor™ was born from the idea of founder and CEO, Diana Hall. Hall, a chemical engineer, was inspired to transform the world of casting and support devices through an outreach program she was running.  While running the program she encountered many children who had splints and casts – many of these children struggled to keep the medical supports clean and dry.  As Hall went on a quest to reform traditional casting and splinting methods, ActivArmor™ was born.

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing, which is a manufacturing process where a 3D printer creates three-dimensional objects by depositing materials layer by layer in accordance to the object’s 3D digital model. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. 3D printing enables you to produce complex yet functional shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods

How ActivArmor™ Benefits Patients

ActivArmor™ is a support device tailored to fit each patient’s unique body. The revolutionary 3D scanning technology allows custom-fit medical casts. Unlike traditional casting methods, ActivArmor™  is fabricated with light-scanning and computer 3-D imaging, using a high temperature thermosetting plastic. The new technology ensures each patient receives a unique, and precisely fit device to customize the healing process. ActivArmor’s™ high tech healing options allow for specific mapping to the contours of the limb or injuries requiring stabilization and support. ActivArmor™ is the first and only custom-made 3D waterproof splint available in the United States and equips patients and physicians with faster, unique, healing specific methods.

ActivArmor™ is great for athletes, children, and post-surgical patients.

Benefits of an ActivArmor™ Cast

  • Waterproof Cast
  • Breathable Cast Material
  • Fixed or Removable Cast
  • Light-weight
  • Custom Fabricated with Multiple Colors

Additional benefits include:

  • Hygienic benefits including the ability to bathe and shower with it on
  • Reduced feelings of claustrophobia
  • Improved skin condition and comfort
  • Reduced irritation due to breath-ability and improved hygiene options
  • Reduced office time and visits for re-casting and re-fitting due to soggy casts, deformed splints or worn velcro
  • Patients can have access to post-surgical incisions for wound dressing and follow-up care at home

Common Injury Uses for ActivArmor™

  • Fractures/Dislocations
    • Hand Metacarpal Fractures
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Wrist Fracture (distal radius/ulna)
  • Thumb MP Collateral Ligament injuries (e.g. skier’s thumb)
  • Basal Joint Arthritis/Instability (TMC joint)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries (anti-deformity)
    • Median or Ulnar Nerve Repairs
    • Radial Nerve Palsy/Injury
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist/Thumb Tendonitis
  • Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Mid Carpal Instability
  • Scapho-lunate Instability
  • SLAC Wrist
  • DRUJ Injury/Instability
  • TFCC Injury/Repair

…Among Others…

Check out ActivArmor™ in Action

JOI Activearmor Splints/Casts

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So Break Away From the Traditional Casting Mold…

…And continue with your sports, recreational activities and active lifestyles with JOI and ActivArmor™. Coming Mid-December 2018, The Jacksonville Orthopeadic Institute San Marco will be the first clinic in the entire state of Florida offering this product.  Learn more today and Call JOI-2000 for an exclusive, transformational healing experience.

2018 Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute will again provide screening for this year’s charity event at The Sulzbacher Center. In the past, JOI has donated socks, and we would like to continue this tradition. Should anyone wish to donate to this great cause, please consider donating crew type socks. There will be a collection bin on the first floor by the second set of elevators near Subway at our JOI San Marco MD Office location. Donations may also be directly sent to the JOI San Marco MD Office, attention Monica Lucas. All donated socks will need to be received by Friday, November 16th. JOI thanks you advance for any donations made and your support!

The Sulzbacher Center

Sulzbacher Center

The Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. They are one of only a few centers in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The Sulzbacher Center serves nutritious meals and offers safe shelter. They also provide outstanding health care and high-quality children’s programs. Their job placement assistance and life skills programs equip men and women for employment and for success.

Hudson “Hud” Berrey, MD on First Coast Living 2018

Dr. Hudson “Hud” Berrey, MD on First Coast Living speaking about his practice as an orthopedic cancer specialist.

Dr. Berrey on First Coast Living

Dr. Berrey on First Coast Living

Dr. Stanton Longenecker on First Coast Living

Dr. Stanton Longenecker was on First Coast Living on October 19th to speak about the MACI procedure. This new method of cartilage implantation in the knee uses stem cells to regrow the damaged cartilage. This procedure is much less invasive than traditional methods and can significantly reduce recovery time.

Watch Dr. Longenecker on FCL. 

Dr. Longenecker JOI on First Coast News

Kevin Kaplan, MD on First Coast Living 2018

Dr. Kaplan on First Coast Living today to talk about stem cell treatment and PRP injections for arthritis.

Kevin Kaplan, MD being interviewed.

Click here to watch the video.

Bold City Best Winners

JOI and JOI Rehab Win the Bold City Best Contest

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JOI and JOI Rehab Both Won the Bold City Best Contest for Best Orthopedic Practice and Best Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation Center

JOI Discusses Shoulder Injuries in Athletes on 1010 XL

Shoulder Injuries In Athletes

Tune in to 1010 XL this Friday, September 20th, at 6:15 PM . JOI’s Dr. Kevin Kaplan, also the Head Team Physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars, will be discussing shoulder injuries in athletes and the effects these injuries have on a player’s career.

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Fernandina Beach Shark Bite Victim Able to Walk Again

JOI Discusses Dehydration and Heat Illnesses on 1010XL

Dehydration and Heat Illnesses

In Florida the summers are hot and fall is, well just as hot. Tune in to 1010 XL to listen as JOI’s Matt Paulus discusses dehydration and heat illnesses. You can listen to the broadcast here on 1010 XL’s website:

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The Bold City Showdown 2018

The Bold City Showdown 2018

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The Bold City Showdown 2018 – Mandarin vs. Atlantic Coast

High School Football is back and in HD! The Bold City Showdown between Mandarin and Atlantic Coast is slated for Thursday August 23 at 7pm. This will be the first-ever live, locally-produced, high school football game broadcast in HD! JOI is proud to be a sponsor for the game as well as the exclusive sports medicine provider for Atlantic Coast High School. The game will air live on television on WJXT Channel 4 and on the radio on 1010XL and 92.5 FM.

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