A method for the investigation of the effects of outsole modifications in therapeutic footwear

Peter R. Cavanagh, Jan S. Ulbrecht, William Zanine, Ronald L. Welling, David Leschinsky, Carine Van Schie

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Abstract

Experiments to determine the effects of therapeutic shoe outsole modifications frequently require the examination of many different configurations and typically use in-shoe pressure measurement to determine the optimal design. A method is presented here to allow the footshoe interface to remain undisturbed as different outsole designs are used in the same patient. A standard extra-depth (or super extra-depth) shoe is modified to house three receptacles for quarter-turn fasteners in a carbon fiber plate. The fasteners pass through the outsole unit and secure it firmly to the plate. Results from a typical experiment are presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the approach. It is possible that a large clinic could use this approach in complex cases to assist with optimal footwear prescription.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)706-708
Number of pages3
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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