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Kirby medial skive?

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by drewshort, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. drewshort

    drewshort Welcome New Poster

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    I am studying for the abc exam and i am studying up on pttd. my problem is i cant find an exact definition of a kirby skive and how it would help to correct / accomodate the pttd.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Re: kirby skive?

    The more force you need, the bigger a skive you prescribe.
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  4. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Kirby, K. A. (1992) The Medial Heel Skive Technique. Improving pronation control in foot orthoses. JAPMA, 82(4), 177-188.
  5. Drew:

    I was going to upload the original paper here, but, for some reason, the Podiatry Arena server won't let me. If you want a pdf copy of the paper, you mail e-mail me privately and I would be happy to send you one.
  6. joejared

    joejared Active Member

    When you get the chance, if you could send me a copy or link, I'd appreciate it. It seems ironic that I'm actually adding the original kirby skive last to my code, instead of first, albeit enhanced a bit to produce the desired blend into the original surface.
  7. It's on the way. I still can't make any attachments to Podiatry Arena any more. Anyone else having the same problem??
  8. joejared

    joejared Active Member

    I haven't tried to attach files before, just images and embedded videos. No luck what-so-ever in the embedded videos. I'll have to see how everyone else is doing it, eventually. My own kirby skive routines currently allow for lateral and medial skives as well as linear and non-linear blending into the original surface, which is already compatible with your design, except that I need to set kirbyx=0.333 and write some code to derive an angle from a depth, instead of a depth from an angle. Some was lost in the translation when I was taught how heel skives are made, and ironicly, most labs prefer to start the skive just medial of center, instead of on the lateral trisection. I think they're doing this for comfort while sacrificing slightly some functionality.
  9. footfan

    footfan Active Member

    Can anyone post the paper here please, its not avalaibale on Japma online??? Ta
  10. Send me a private e-mail (kevinakirby@comcast.net) and I'll send you the password to my website where all my papers and videos are available for download.

    Here is the link to my website: http://www.box.net/shared/z9vvdj6lt8

    Here is another thread where I talk about the website.

    Publications of Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

    Hope this helps.

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