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Construction of custom made insoles for neuropathic feet

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by Camo, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Camo

    Camo Member


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    Hi

    Can anyone suggest manufacturing tips for custom made pressure relieving insoles\orthotics for neuropathic patients. A quick review of the forum suggests materials to use and pressure relieving approaches however I was searching for advice/guide on actual manufacture of such devices.

    Cheers
     
  2. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    For me making these sort of TCI's the most important thing is the finish of the cast.

    l make the cast wet and then rub a handfull of dry plaster over it to fill any little holes, after any little holes are filled l use more water and a fine wire mesh and polish the whole thing.

    When you have finished it will have a glazed like look, the effort is then reflected in the finished product.

    l also fill the sulcus under the toes

    Is this the sort of advise/tips you are looking for?
     
  3. Camo

    Camo Member

    Thanks for the reply this is the type of advice I was looking for. However I was also looking for type of materials people currently use with the insole itself PPT 6mm, plazatzote,etc..? What combinations work best, easiest to work with, cheap yet functional.
     
  4. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    l dont know where you are (fill in your location might help us) but here in Australia Mason Grogan sell a tri-laminate of plazatzote 3mm with two layers below that of different firmness EVA, not sure of the actual hardness l can back to you on that, this material is used for the full length, under that we use a 400 EVA from mid foot back to heel for control and stability.
    Hope it helps!
     
  5. Camo

    Camo Member

    Today Im in Thomastown like your goodself, thanks for the tips will contact the supplier next week.
     
  6. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Drop in if you like, l can give you enough for 1 pair if its urgent ?
     
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