Accuthotix Orthotic Labs can fabricate any accommodation not listed, simply illustrate the exact location on the Rx Form or cast, and provide us with indications in the “Additional Instructions” section of the Rx form.
Morton’s extension pad
EVA pad applied sub 1st MPJ from distal edge of shell to distal end of orthosis.
Indications: Hallux limitus, short first metatarsal in comparison to length of 4th/5th metatarsals, dorsiflexed 1st ray.
Toe crest pad
EVA or PPT pad placed in the area of the sulcus specific to foot anatomy.
Indications: Hammer or claw toes.
Small tear-drop shaped pad placed in the third metatarsal interspace, can be placed in alternative interspace upon request.
Indications: Morton’s Neuroma, interdigital neuroma.
- * EVA: Ethylene vinyl acetate is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. It’s an extremely elastic material that can be sintered to form a porous material similar to rubber, yet with excellent toughness. It is resistant to cracks and ultra violet radiation.
- * PORON: cellular urethanes are engineered, medium density, microcellular (cells are roughly 100 microns) foam material. They are used in orthopedic and prosthetic applications, including custom orthotics, custom prefabricated orthotics, prosthetic padding and other biomechanical supports. PORON is a good shock attenuator and is very durable. It is commonly used as the middle layer of laminated soft orthotics. It is not good cover due to its poor abrasion resistance.