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April 18, 2018

Welcome to the 14th issue
of DARCO Europe E-Journal

Dear Reader,

Visit us at OTWorld Leipzig, Germany!

It's now only a few weeks away (May 15 - 18) and it brightens our daily business here at DARCO Europe. We're proud to be a part of this world class event and this year even more so, because we'll be launching some truly interesting new products.

The DARCO Relief Insert® Walker and the PegContour Insole. We value this opportunity to stage our latest innovations and to build new professional relationships. There is a distinctive symbiosis between the exhibitor and the audience at OTWorld. Professionals from the industry engage face to face with orthopaedic technicians, medical professionals and caregivers from a range of expertise in the field; gathering from all over the world with a common goal: to improve the health care quality and options for the patients we all service.

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But it's not only the "New" - We continue to make improvements to our core products as well. The Body Armor® Cast Shoe has been a popular and reliable DARCO product for many years and it's just one example where new innovations provide a clear benefit to the patient. Read on, this clever solution is featured in this issue along with another quality expertise article.

We hope you enjoy the quick read and we look forward to seeing you at OTWorld in Leipzig, Germany.

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Product videos available

DARCO product demonstration videos are available online!

DARCO's customers and sales team have a valuable resource to help answer questions about product features and learn more about the benefit and use of DARCO products.

We are pleased to present several educational videos. The handling of the aids is conveyed in practical step-by-step instructions. The videos offer an easy and convenient way to get more information on how to adjust the DARCO device and how to control perfect fit and comfort in order to secure safe healing. Each video features a two-minute demonstration in English, French or Spanish language.

Enjoy watching!

Overview of all DARCO Product Videos

Coming soon! New DARCO product videos: Relief Insert® Walker and PegContour Insole.

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January 16, 2018

Welcome to the 13th issue
of DARCO Europe E-Journal

Dear Reader,

Think to the future - Learn from the past

It's a new year and we not only take look back but also set our sights on the positive direction 2018 will take us and where we want to go. Our objectives remain the same and so too will the E-Journal. We will continue to bring you the latest from our perspective and remain dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and information. We hope you enjoy reading the E-Journal and would welcome any feedback you'd like to contribute.

In this issue of DARCO's E-Journal, we adress the subject of innovation in foot care technology and what changes we've made to remain "one step ahead". And we return to a tried and tested device in our portfolio. The E-Journal allows us to keep you abridged on all the advancements we're pursuing.

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Many orthopaedic disorders relate to the rear foot. Common ailments like plantar fasciitis and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction to more severe problems such as Charcot arthropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, neuromuscular disease, and the devastating event of amputations, can all affect the rear foot or ankle. The management of orthopaedic therapy has extensively engaged in the treatment of all of these conditions and DARCO is a leading medical device provider in this specialized field of therapy.

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Knowing the latest trends in the market...

For DARCO, that means taking into consideration all points of view: Technicians, Designers, Doctors, Patients and the Distributor.

DARCO takes the input from national and international trade shows as well as the insights from medical professionals and close partners when moving forward with innovations.

Attending multiple scientific discussions and lectures across continents empowers us to grow, create and develop our innovations to meet the ever growing needs of people afflicted. We proudly present two new manufacturing facilities here in Germany: One up north in Hainichen, very close to Leipzig and one right next door here in Raisting, HG medical group. By doing so, we now have the capacity to bring to market new innovations and designs while closely maintaining attention to detail and quality. We will display our latest innovations this year at the industry's largest and most important meeting place in the world. Joint us at OTWorld 2018 and see what new directions we have forged: http://www.ot-world.com

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October 17, 2017

Welcome to the 12th issue
of DARCO Europe E-Journal

Dear Reader,

Good bye Summer. Hello Autumn!

We're dedicated to sharing information and knowledge with the foot and ankle community through our E-Journal publication. With this 12th issue, we're pleased to announce a new therapeutic shoe offering a broad based solution to protect at risk feet.

What an inspiring time! "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons" a quote from the late American journalist Jim Bishop. We concur and it reminds us that nothing stays the same! The new seasons not only represent change and movement but also clarity.

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This time of the year for DARCO means the calendar is packed with events all over Europe. In addition, this year it included our 8th Distributors Meeting where professionals from 10 countries within the EU joined us here in Bavaria. It was a valuable exchange and we were allowed to demonstrate firsthand how we are shifting the paradigm in therapeutic shoes. Featured here in the 12th issue is just one of our newest products; the AllRound Shoe. DARCO has capitalized on our new technology shifts as well as improved manufacturing processes and we feel this shoe provides greater all round protection for the feet.

Read more about this new, clever product in our family of therapeutic solutions

And please engage yourself to find out just how our colors are changing over here at DARCO Europe. We'd love to hear from you!

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8th DARCO (Europe) Distributor Meeting

The Distributor Meeting was a wonderful event here in Raisting this year. We all enjoyed the opportunity for relationship building and to strengthen the DARCO brand in the multiple markets that are represented by our European partners. Face to face we could share the latest; from our restructuring to the expansion of our manufacturing. DARCO is evolving every day and we were excited to share all the new happenings going on here in Raisting. But more importantly, the meeting enabled us to demonstrate how the market demands have influenced our R&D developments. DARCO strives to remain "one step ahead" and by working directly with Dr.s and engaging in "Open Innovation" we've developed better protective footwear and are launching other creative solutions for the feet.

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The AllRound Shoe, our Relief Dual Insert and our new TASO series of therapeutic socks were all staged at the meeting. Evidence shows a continual need for quality, inventive solutions to protect the feet and we intuitively remain as close as we can to the developing guide lines.

Please find the review of the 8th DARCO Distributor meeting here:

"How we welcomed our European distributors!"

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July 17, 2017

Welcome to the 11th issue
of DARCO Europe E-Journal

Dear Reader,

Hot news this Summer:
DARCO España and the MECRON Tapes

Viva España: DARCO-Europe.com is now online in Spanish! Access to the E-Journal can be reached through all of our multi-language sites. In fact, we're currently working on our French language site - 'vive la France'! Please come and check out what new things we've added to our website.

The E-Journal is just one part of a greater mission we have here at DARCO. Our role in promoting the exchange of information and knowledge spans all the way back to the beginning with our founder Dr. Darby. We continue still to connect professionals in the field in order to elevate the industry standards.

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The foot and ankle community is ever growing and the E-Journal allows us to reach a larger audience, not only in the medical community, but also with our distributors in Europe and surprisingly, well beyond the EU.

As the summer heats up, so too increases the physical demands of the active individual. Therefore in this E-Journal we would like to introduce our portfolio of MECRON Tapes. The tapes are a simple and effective way to provide that extra help and support for everyone under the sun. So, read on and keep cool.

Please read on and learn more about the MECRON Tapes
in DARCO Europe E-Journal 11th issue!

We certainly hope you enjoy reading this issue of the DARCO Europe E-Journal,
wherever you might be.

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Beach Volleyball
World Championships are heading to Vienna, Austria

With the clock ticking down to the first serve for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Vienna 2017 presented by A1 on the notable 'Donau Island', excitement among Athletes and Fans is growing:

The summer is heating up here in Europe as all eyes await the competition and the crowning of the new champions. At the highest level of this professional sport you will see the Athletes taped with bright colors while displaying the many taping techniques leading the way in this form of therapy.

Elastic Taping is taking the world by storm - and DARCO is leading the way.
Learn more about DARCO's MECRON Elastic Tapes at:

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April 18, 2017

Welcome to the 10th issue
of DARCO Europe E-Journal

Dear Reader,

The DARCO E-Journal quarterly publication is now in its third year and it remains our goal to provide insightful information to the medical community and to our distributors throughout Europe. We take pride in the effectiveness of the publication and our ability to share knowledge with the ever growing community of foot and ankle specialists. The demand for our Compendium Booklet was greater than forecasted and we've printed more. If you didn't get yours yet, please contact us today.

"April showers bring May flowers"

Once again the change in seasons brings about the desire for physical activity. People are inspired and motivated to enjoy the outdoors and to engage in different activities.

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Back on their feet, from a morning walk to an afternoon run; everyone wants to shape up for summer. Though many individuals suffer from heel pain and that may prevent them from participating in those activities associated with warmer weather. For this reason, we'd like to introduce to you the Body Armor® Sleeve developed by DARCO.

This simple but technologically advanced Sleeve can give relief to heel pain and improve the discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis.

Please read on and learn more about this new device
in DARCO Europe E-Journal 10th issue!

We hope you enjoy reading each issue of the DARCO E-Journal.

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Achilles - "The Vulnerable Spot"

Achilles heel is a well-known synonym from Greek mythologyAchilles heel is a well-known synonym from Greek mythology symbolizing an area of weakness. As the story goes, Achilles was a small boy whose mother dipped him in the river Styx. The water's magic empowered his body with protection; except for the heel of his foot. The mother was holding the boy by a single foot and hence this heel remained vulnerable. Achilles grew up and survived many battles. Until one day, a poisonous arrow penetrated his heel and he died.

Today, we use the phrase "Achilles heel" to describe a vulnerability or weakness. In medicine, this anatomical term is a fibrous band or tendon attaching the calf muscles to the plantar aspect of the foot. The Achilles tendon withstands a lot of stress and pressure because of its instrumental role in jumping, running, and walking. Therefore, it's important during athletic or recreational activities. Passing over the ankle joint, the Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the gastrocnemius and soleus to the calcaneus or heel. Common injuries of the Achilles tendon include tendonitis (inflammation), tendinosis (degeneration), and rupture.

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January 15, 2017

Welcome to the 9th issue
of DARCO Europe E-Journal

Dear Reader,

The DARCO E-Journal quarterly publication is designed to provide insightful information to our associates in the medical community, professional institutions and to our distributors throughout Europe.

E-Journal Compendium & Fresh Breeze 2017

DARCO wants to start the New Year with dynamic and energy. This is why we would like to extend our credo in "innovation" not only in foot care technology, but also in communication with our partners, to fulfil your needs and proposals in regards to our DARCO Europe E-Journal.

It makes us thankful and confident, that we can interact with our valued readers to make the E-Journal even better.

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This is why Issue Number 9 is something special: You will find a preview of our E-Journal Compendium, a summery of comprehensive expertise and product overview, which can be ordered easily by mailer. For those readers who would like to share their experiences and give us their recommendation on a short survey, a special DARCO gift is waiting for them. Just share your thoughts with us and give us some input - the DARCO gift will be sent out to you at once.

We hope you enjoy reading each issue of the DARCO E-Journal.

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The DARCO Europe E-Journal Compendium-Booklet

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The DARCO Europe E-Journal Compendium summarizes the chapters "Featured product" and "Expertise" of issues 1 to 8 of the DARCO Europe E-Journal. It is intended to enable our readers and visitors of the DARCO website to get a deeper knowledge of our products than he would get by only looking at our catalogue or website. Within this summery you will get a well combined information putting together product details and expertise in one paper.

It also aims to raise awareness of the information provided by us on a quarterly base, so that you can share the information with your partners and colleagues.

The booklet will come in a high quality printed version. Easy to share with colleagues and partners.

Are you interested in this unique publication?

Please send an E-Mail to info@darco-europe.com.

We will be happy to send you the Compendium-Booklet free of charge.

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In this issue of the DARCO E-Journal we would like to take the opportunity to get some feedback from our readers to serve you even better.

Please help us by taking a few minutes to tell us about our E-Journal and service that you have received so far. We appreciate your business and want to make sure we meet your expectations.

As a bonus, and small thank you for your trust, you will receive a nice DARCO sportsbag. Just fill out the response form of the DARCO E-Journal Survey on page 3 of the current issue of the DARCO E-Journal

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