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Lateral Heel Skive

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A heel skive is a slope on the superior lateral heel of an orthotic frame and its shape is similar to an elongated oval. This slope begins from the lateral heel cup and declines medially
to the foot’s sagittal plane. This creates a valgus wedge effect within the heel cup. The angulation of the slope is consistent while the depth of the skive can be chosen on a practitioner’s selection and its diameter can range from 2-4cm depending on foot size.

This modification is created by removing material from a positive model or within the design of a CAD model.

Note: In order for this modification to be effective, an extrinsic post is required. If no extrinsic post is paired with this modification, the rearfoot of the orthotic will be unstable.

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Lateral Heel Skive

About:
A heel skive is a slope on the superior lateral heel of an orthotic frame and its shape is similar to an elongated oval. This slope begins from the lateral heel cup and declines medially to the foot’s sagittal plane. This creates a valgus wedge effect within the heel cup. The
angulation of the slope is consistent while the depth of the skive can be chosen on a practitioner’s selection and its diameter can range from 2-4cm depending on foot size.

This modification is created by removing material from a positive model or within the design of a CAD model.

Note: In order for this modification to be effective, an extrinsic post is required. If no extrinsic post is paired with this modification, the rearfoot of the orthotic will be unstable.

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Lateral Heel Skive

About:
A heel skive is a slope on the superior lateral heel of an orthotic frame and its shape is similar to an elongated oval. This slope begins from the lateral heel cup and declines medially to the foot’s sagittal plane. This creates a valgus wedge effect within the heel cup. The
angulation of the slope is consistent while the depth of the skive can be chosen on a practitioner’s selection and its diameter can range from 2-4cm depending on foot size.
This modification is created by removing material from a positive model or within the design of a CAD model.

Note: In order for this modification to be effective, an extrinsic post is required. If no extrinsic post is paired with this modification, the rearfoot of the orthotic will be unstable.