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Frame Materials

Polypropylene

Subortholene

Carbon

EVA

Modifications

Posting

Forefoot Extensions

Pads & Cushions

Frame Modifications

Resources

Orthoses Reaction Force Guide

Impressions & Fabrications

Covering Materials

Rigidity Guide

Frame Materials

Polypropylene

Subortholene

Carbon

EVA

Modifications

Posting

Forefoot Extensions

Pads & Cushions

Frame Modifications

Resources

Orthoses Reaction Force Guide

Impressions & Fabrications

Covering Materials

Rigidity Guide

Frame Materials

Polypropylene

Subortholene

Carbon

EVA

Modifications

Posting

Forefoot Extensions

Pads & Cushions

Frame Modifications

Resources

Orthoses Reaction Force Guide

Impressions & Fabrications

Covering Materials

Rigidity Guide

Function:

  • Offloads sesamoids
  • Drops 1st metatarsal head
  • 2nd-5th metatarsal head cushioning

Clinical Indication:

  • Lesion beneath 1st metatarsal head
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Rigid plantarflexed 1st ray
  • Painful bipartite sesamoid

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Dancer’s pad of Myolite material

About:
A dancer’s pad is Myolite padding added to the superior midfoot and forefoot of the orthotic. It begins at the midfoot, proximal to the 1st metatarsal base and distal to the styloid process, and extends to the distal edge of the frame, where it continues beneath the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th metatarsal heads, but terminates proximal to the sesamoids and 1st metatarsal head. The distal edge of the pad is left unskived.

*CLINICAL PEARL
A 1st ray cut out modification is also recommended to accompany this padding if increased flexibility and less frame interference with the sesamoids is desired.

Orthotic Lab Codes:
DP-1p5: 1.5mm Dancers Pad
DP-3p0: 3mm Dancer's Pad
DP-4p5: 4.5mm Dancer's Pad

Function:

  • Offloads sesamoids
  • Drops 1st metatarsal head
  • 2nd-5th metatarsal head cushioning

Clinical Indication:

  • Lesion beneath 1st metatarsal head
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Rigid plantarflexed 1st ray
  • Painful bipartite sesamoid

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Dancer’s pad of Myolite material

About:
A dancer’s pad is Myolite padding added to the superior midfoot and forefoot of the orthotic. It begins at the midfoot, proximal to the 1st metatarsal base and distal to the styloid process, and extends to the distal edge of the frame, where it continues beneath the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th metatarsal heads, but terminates proximal to the sesamoids and 1st metatarsal head. The distal edge of the pad is left unskived.

*CLINICAL PEARL
A 1st ray cut out modification is also recommended to accompany this padding if increased flexibility and less frame interference with the sesamoids is desired.

Orthotic Lab Codes:
DP-1p5: 1.5mm Dancers Pad
DP-3p0: 3mm Dancer's Pad
DP-4p5: 4.5mm Dancer's Pad

 

Function:

  • Offloads sesamoids
  • Drops 1st metatarsal head
  • 2nd-5th metatarsal head cushioning

Clinical Indication:

  • Lesion beneath 1st metatarsal head
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Rigid plantarflexed 1st ray
  • Painful bipartite sesamoid

Hide/show illustrations

Dancer’s pad of Myolite material

About:
A dancer’s pad is Myolite padding added to the superior midfoot and forefoot of the orthotic. It begins at the midfoot, proximal to the 1st metatarsal base and distal to the styloid process, and extends to the distal edge of the frame, where it continues beneath the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th metatarsal heads, but terminates proximal to the sesamoids and 1st metatarsal head. The distal edge of the pad is left unskived.

*CLINICAL PEARL
A 1st ray cut out modification is also recommended to accompany this padding if increased flexibility and less frame interference with the sesamoids is desired.

Orthotic Lab Codes:
DP-1p5: 1.5mm Dancers Pad
DP-3p0: 3mm Dancer's Pad
DP-4p5: 4.5mm Dancer's Pad