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External Fixation for Charcot Joint Reconstruction
External Fixation for Charcot Joint Reconstruction

Patient choice – are there weight limits when using ex-fix?Charcot reconstruction

External fixation (ex-fix) is often used as an adjunct to internal fixation when correcting rocker bottom flat foot due to Charcot arthropathy.  The reason that ex-fix is used is that the frame, or ex-fix device, can be used to carry weigh...

Carbon graphite insoles and gait
Carbon graphite insoles and gait

Levers, rockers and carbon graphite insoles

Part 3 – Putting it all together

In part 1 of this conversation I presented a common customer question:  can I wear just one carbon fiber insole?  I briefly discussed gait and how a carbon fiber insole may affect gait.  In part 2 of this conversation, I ...

Rocker mechanics of the lower extremity
Rocker mechanics of the lower extremity

How do carbon fiber insoles affect gait?

Part 2 - rocker mechanics of the lower extremity

Rockers are a very important part of lower extremity biomechanics.  Rockers describe pivot points in the gait cycle that decrease the range of motion of the ankle and knee.  Rockers are also employed by the b...

Tarsal Coalition | Treatment options
Tarsal Coalition | Treatment options

Tarsal Coaliton - diagnosis

I met with a mom and her daughter yesterday to discuss chronic flat foot issues.  The patient was an 18 y/o female who describedx-ray tarsal coalition a progressive increase in pain over the past several years. She was now limited from activities that she loved including running and skiing. ...

Foot and ankle anatomy
Foot and ankle anatomy

Understanding the anatomy of the foot and ankle

Many of our customers who follow this blog and subscribe to our newsletter are in the medical profession.  We hear from home Foot and ankle anatomyhealth nurses, wound care professionals, students, and physicians. One of our best resources for these health care profession...