We are Dedicated to Creating Innovations in the
Area of Limb Care and Protection
The Rooke Boot, is created and manufactured solely by Osborn Medical, a small medical manufacturing company dedicated to creating innovations in the area of limb care and protection. The Rooke Boot is a medical warming boot used in hospitals around the country for over 35 years. Osborn Medical has also branched out into products for patients with below-knee and above-knee amputations and is working on new product designs for the evolving wound-care market.
Osborn Medical was born in the halls of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in the mid 1980’s and has been making Rooke Boots in the Rochester area ever since. In 2011 the headquarters moved to the Denver Metro Area in Colorado, yet much of the manufacturing still takes place in Minnesota.
Since Osborn Medical’s early beginnings at Mayo Clinic’s Vascular Medicine unit in 1986, directed by a young resident, Dr. Thom Rooke, to bring to a line of products with the same dedication to patient care that had been created decades earlier by the pioneers of Vascular Surgery.
Over the years we have taken that early dedication and continue to strive to offer hospital-bound patients that same level of care. Each day we continue to work on innovations in the area of limb care and protection to ensure we are striving to meet the needs of physicians and their patients.
Today we have four separate patent applications in-process, which will allow us to continually offer our caregivers choices of excellence in the area of Wound Care, Post-op Care, and Post Discharge Care to their patients. We take all feedback to heart and seek to ever improve our products to meet the high standards set forth by the medical industry, while keeping the patients comfort and compliance at the forefront of our designs.
Osborn Medical works directly with physicians, nurses, caregivers, and the patients themselves. Our primary area of customer service is with top tier hospitals, as well as smaller specialty hospitals. We also offer our products directly to patients through our web site shopping cart. We have always prided ourselves with getting products to our customers with on time delivery through our various relationships with the nation’s leading shipping providers. We always answer our phones personally and will work our hardest to ensure the complete satisfaction of hospitals, shops, nursing facilities, and patients.
Osborn Medical’s Leadership Team
Owner and Chair
Bill assisted Julie Osborn Rooke in the early years as she launched this company in the late 1980’s with the Rooke Boot Classic, a design idea of friend, Dr. Thom Rooke. Bill became the sole owner in 1991. Over the years Bill has fostered the innovation and development of many new products in the Rooke line. Today the Rooke line of protective limb devices is still the industry leader as the need for these devices is becoming the norm in hospitals, worldwide.
Ian came to Osborn Medical in 2011 after a career in public accounting. Ian works to guarantee the ultimate quality of Rooke products and services, while maintaining the overall operation of Osborn Medical’s offices and manufacturing facilities. Ian leads the company into the future, working to achieve the goals and opportunities put forth by the medical industry.
Vice President of Sales & Clinical Relations
Dave joined Osborn Medical in 2014 as the Southeast Sales Manager and has since been promoted to VP of Sales. Prior to joining Osborn Medical, Dave was an area sales manager of a family-owned medical products distributor. Before entering the medical sales arena, Dave’s early professional career involved management for banking and travel corporations.
History of Osborn
1987: Osborn Medical was started with the development and sale of the Classic Rooke Boot and
shortly thereafter, the Rooke Perioperative Boot.
During the 1990s Osborn explored different formats for delivering optimal protection for
vascular patients by developing our first AFO, the Polar Bear and later in early 2000s the P.A.D.
Boot, both of these products have lead to the development and introduction of our current line of
2006: The Rooke Mitt, a product for patients suffering from Reynaud’s disease, digit amputation,
arthritis, or other and conditions, offering a warm and protective product for clinical or home
2007: The Heel Float System (HFS) concept was introduced. Taking the best of the previous 20
years we developed and introduced the Rooke HFS Boot, taking the warmth and protection of
our Classic Rooke Boot, and drastically improving the heel offloading and introducing a one-
2009: The Rooke Soft AFO, using the HFS boot but inserting a metal splint to provide the
ultimate in offloading and foot-drop prevention.
2011: The Rooke Below Knee Protector with Soft Interface, providing superior protection and
comfort for immediate use after a below-knee amputation
2012: The Rooke Breeze, taking the ideas of the HFS boot and creating a “light” version of the
boot allowing for cooler temperatures of the foot and built-in foot-drop protection.
2016: The Rooke Vascular boot was born out of modification of the Rooke Heel Float System boot. Encompassing a broader range of treatment options for foot drop and rotation issues. It provided a total package for treating ischemic and pressure ulcer issues on the lower leg.
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