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Betty McTague
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DEFINITIONS

TYPES OF ORTHOSIS

Accommodative foot orthosis: a device designed with a primary goal of conforming to the individual’s foot allowing plantar-grade floor contact which permits forces to be evenly distributed to the foot.

CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture) foot orthosis: any foot appliance or device fabricated from a digitized computer image of the patient’s foot and also made of suitable materials with regard to the individual’s condition. It is either accommodative or functional and is removable from the individual’s shoe.

Custom-molded foot orthosis: any foot appliance or device molded to a positive model of the individual’s foot and also made of suitable materials with regard to the individual’s condition. It is either accommodative or functional and is removable from the patient’s footwear. A foot orthosis shaped via a self-molding (self-contouring) process is not a custom-molded foot orthosis.

Customized foot orthosis: any prefabricated appliance or device that requires modification or assembly to accommodate a condition or functionally alter lower extremity biomechanical function and is removable from the individual’s shoe. Cutting a prefabricated inlay to an indicated trimline does not constitute customizing a foot orthosis.

Direct-molded foot orthosis: any foot appliance or device directly molded to the individual’s foot via a thermo-forming process and also made of materials suitable for the individual’s condition. It is either accommodative or functional and is removable from the individual’s shoe. A foot orthosis shaped via a self-molding (self-contouring) process is not a direct-molded foot orthosis.

Functional foot orthosis: a device designed to control an individual’s lower-extremity biomechanical function by providing support or stability.

Prefabricated foot care products: any mass-produced prefabricated foot care item, appliance or device that is sold over the counter and is readily available, including pre-packaged and non-packaged products.


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