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Jul 18

Written by: Larry Huppin, DPM
7/18/2011 12:40 PM

I consulted with a ProLab client this morning who has a patient with bilateral midtarsal joint arthritis. He wanted to know if we had a pathology specific orthosis for that problem.

We do not have a pathology specific orthosis on our prescription form for midtarsal joint arthritis, but we certainly do have some ideas on how this should best be treated. Our goal is fairly simple – we want to limit midtarsal joint motion and in doing so reduce the patient’s pain.

Mechanically, this patient has moderate arch collapse. She also has a heel that is everted by about 8 degrees in stance. This means we are going to try to control the arch, and hopefully try to limit some of the rearfoot eversion. The following is what I recommended.

ProLab clients should contact a ProLab medical consultant at anytime if they have questions regarding orthotic therapy for their patients.


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