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Orthosis Modifications - Horwood extension and Feehery

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by RobinP, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member


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    Dear All,

    Came across these two terms when filling out a manufacturers Rx form. Googled them and found very little.

    Can anyone explain/describe to me what they are please

    Many thanks

    Robin
     
  2. Phil Wells

    Phil Wells Active Member

    Robin

    A Feehery is similar to a cuboid notch. It can be a 'scoop' out of the cast to produce a raised area in the plantar surface of the cuboid or a met dome shaped pad put on top of the shell.

    A Horwood extension is the brainchild of Andy Horwood (One of the lecturers on the Staffordshire Biomechanics course).
    He mentioned it on one of the weekends and if I remember correctly it is an extension to the met parobola of the anterior of the shell. However it had to be used in very specific circumstances e.g. 1st ray flexibility and HAC progression.
    He may see this post and come on and clarify it but don't hold your breath and he is not a regular poster on the site.

    Phil
     
  3. Lawrence Bevan

    Lawrence Bevan Active Member

    I think the "Horwood", like Phil says, is a longer anterior edge. About 10mm longer than "standard". Only under mets 2-4 and is used to decrease forefoot pressure in these areas.
     
  4. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that guys

    Regards,

    Robin
     
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