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Turf Toe of the IP Joint
Turf Toe of the IP Joint

Great toe injuries post 1st mpj fusionx-ray 1st mpj fusion

I saw an interesting case of turf toe this week.  The patient was a 63 y/o female who underwent 1st mpj fusion for stage 4 hallux limitus in 2007.  The fusion was a success and the patient went on to be quite active in sports.

The patient presented to my offi...

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...

Carbon Graphite Shoe Inserts – can I use a single insert or are they better as a pair?
Carbon Graphite Shoe Inserts – can I use a single insert or are they better as a pair?

How do carbon graphite insoles affect gait?Gait analysis

Part 1 – Legs and levers

A common question that we hear from customers is whether a carbon graphite shoe insole can be used as a single shoe solution or should they purchase as a pair to balance gait. Does a single carbon graphite insert effect gait in ...

Treat Hallux Limitus with a Morton's Extension
Treat Hallux Limitus with a Morton's Extension

What is a Morton's Extension?

Thomas George Morton (1835-1903) was a clinical professor and surgeon at The Pennsylvania Hospital.  He was an active surgeon during The Civil War and founding director of several hospitals in the Philadelphia area.  As a pioneer of surgical techniques, he is accredite...