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EDITORIAL
When it comes to sport, the summer of 2012
had everything! First there was the European
Football Championship, then the Olympic
Games and finally the Paralympic Games.
Bauerfeind was on hand at these two major
events in London to provide support as an
exclusive supplier of medical care, in the
“Supports and orthoses” category, to all the
athletes involved. Our products were used on
more than 1,100 occasions at the Olympic and
Paralympic Games – which I think is an im-
pressive statistic! We
take a brief look back
at the involvement of
our orthopedic service
team at the Games on
page 18f.
Having the right
medical aid is
important for enabling
athletes to keep up their sporting activities,
as the young lady in our cover picture
certainly discovered. From page 28 you can
read about how stuntwoman Tally Rodin has a
Bauerfeind support to thank for being able to
continue her career.
The medical focus of this Bauerfeind life
magazine is on the indication of osteoarthri-
tis – a widespread condition, but one that is
by no means associated only with old age.
Although the vast majority of osteoarthritis
patients are elderly, it is also astonishing to
find just how many young people are affected
by it. In our focus feature (from page 12), two
physicians – one from Germany and one from
Brazil – discuss various aspects of the broad
topic of osteoarthritis.
For this issue of
Bauerfeind life
, we have also
once again talked to health professionals
and therapists from all over the world about
medical and thera-
peutic problems and
the use of Bauerfeind
products: from the
use of the multifunc-
tional orthosis SofTec
Coxa for stabilizing
hip joints in the USA
right through to
lymphedema treat-
ment in Australia.
Our products may be used in a wide variety
of areas of application and in all sorts of
places, but we always have one objective in
mind: to maintain and restore health. With
our supports, orthoses, medical compression
stockings and orthopedic orthoses, we aim to
boost patients’ well-being and enhance their
quality of life!
Our “Made in Germany” products are highly
rated all over the world, as demonstrated by
the success of our 22 or more subsidiaries and
numerous distributors across the globe. There
is one subsidiary I would particularly like to
mention to highlight the outstanding work of
our international team: Bauerfeind Benelux,
which celebrated its 25th anniversary this
year (p. 21).
With warm regards,
Prof. Hans B. Bauerfeind
Dear readers,
“With our supports, orthoses,
medical compression stockings
and orthopedic orthoses, we aim
to boost patients’ well-being and
enhance their quality of life!”