Foot orthosis for the severe flatfoot in sports

RL Blake Center for Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94109.

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H Ferguson Center for Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94109.

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The control of excessively pronating feet in athletes can be a prolonged and frustrating experience for both the doctor and the patient. The inverted orthotic technique has previously been described for making a device that has two basic applications: to control excessive subtalar joint pronation, especially where a Root or modified Root device cannot, and to invert the entire lower limb for such problems as medial knee pain. The authors present two case histories that highlight the indications of this orthotic device for the athletic population.

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