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Definition of forefoot orthotic additions

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Asher, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Asher

    Asher Well-Known Member


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    OK, I'm getting a little confused and need some confirmation of what we call the various forefoot additions, please ...:(

    Met dome - is this always met heads 2-4 or do we sometimes use this under the 1st met head? And its on the orthotic plate and extends past the anterior edge.

    Mortons extension??

    Reverse mortons extension - padding sub 4-5 MPJs?

    Met bar - padding 4-5 or 2-5

    Forefoot post - the addition on the anterior edge of the orthotic (like on the underside of the orthotic, not a forefoot addition).

    Cluffy Wedge is a wedge thicker distally which sits under the hallux to put it in a dorsiflexed position.

    Kinetic wedge is a combination of a cluffy wedge and padding under the 4th and 5th MPJs (or is it 2nd to 5th MPJs).

    Thanks in advance.

    Rebecca
     
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  3. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Different labs will define things a different way.

    PFOLA have tried to standardise the terminology. See the list and definitions here. Many of your list is there except some of the Trademarked ones.

    There was a recent paper on the Cluffy wedge.

    The original publication on the Kinetic Wedge is here.
     
  4. Asher

    Asher Well-Known Member

    That's a great help, thanks Ian and Craig :)
     
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