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Orthoses Reaction Force Guide

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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:

  • Planterflexes 1st ray
  • Elevates 2nd - 5th metatarsal heads
  • Accommodates 1st metatarsal head
  • Dorsiflexes 1st MTP joint

Clinical Indication:

  • Hallux limitus
  • Jamming of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Inefficient windlass mechanism

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Myolite material frame-extension to sulcus coupled with EVA material dorsiflexion hallux wedge

About:
A dynamic wedge is a modified Myolite forefoot extension to sulcus with a dorsi-flex, semi-rigid to very rigid (45-75 Shore A) EVA wedge that sits beneath the 1 st phalange. The forefoot extension begins at the superior distal edge of the orthotic frame, terminates just past the 2nd - 5th metatarsal heads and excludes the 1st. Its medial edge does not extend past the 1 st interspace, and its edges are unskived. The dorsi-flex wedge begins its incline
just distal to the 1st metatarsal head and ends past the distal phalange. The lateral edge does not extend past the first interspace and is unskived.

Orthotic Lab Codes:
DW-1p5: 1.5mm Dynamic Wedge
DW-3p0: 3mm Dynamic Wedge

Function:

  • Planterflexes 1st ray
  • Elevates 2nd - 5th metatarsal heads
  • Accommodates 1st metatarsal head
  • Dorsiflexes 1st MTP joint

Clinical Indication:

  • Hallux limitus
  • Jamming of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Inefficient windlass mechanism

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Myolite material frame-extension to sulcus coupled with EVA material dorsiflexion hallux wedge

About:
A dynamic wedge is a modified Myolite forefoot extension to sulcus with a dorsi-flex, semi-rigid to very rigid (45-75 Shore A) EVA wedge that sits beneath the 1st phalange. The forefoot extension begins at the superior distal edge of the orthotic frame, terminates just past the 2nd - 5th metatarsal heads and excludes the 1st.Its medial edge does not extend past the 1st interspace, and its edges are unskived. The dorsi-flex wedge begins its incline just distal to the 1st metatarsal head and ends past the distal phalange. The lateral edge does not extend past the first interspace and is unskived.

Orthotic Lab Codes:
DW-1p5: 1.5mm Dynamic Wedge
DW-3p0: 3mm Dynamic Wedge

Function:

  • Planterflexes 1st ray
  • Elevates 2nd - 5th metatarsal heads
  • Accommodates 1st metatarsal head
  • Dorsiflexes 1st MTP joint

Clinical Indication:

  • Hallux limitus
  • Jamming of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Inefficient windlass mechanism

Hide/show illustrations

Myolite material frame-extension to sulcus coupled with EVA material dorsiflexion hallux wedge

About:
A dynamic wedge is a modified Myolite forefoot extension to sulcus with a dorsi-flex, semi-rigid to very rigid (45-75 Shore A) EVA wedge that sits beneath the 1st phalange. The forefoot extension begins at the superior distal edge of the orthotic frame, terminates just past the 2nd - 5th metatarsal heads and excludes the 1st.Its medial edge does not extend past the 1st interspace, and its edges are unskived. The dorsi-flex wedge begins its incline just distal to the 1st metatarsal head and ends past the distal phalange. The lateral edge does not extend past the first interspace and is unskived.

Orthotic Lab Codes:
DW-1p5: 1.5mm Dynamic Wedge
DW-3p0: 3mm Dynamic Wedge