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Foot loading with an ankle-foot orthosis: the accuracy of an integrated physical strain trainer

Pauser J et al. – The Vacoped vacuum ankle orthosis significantly reduces plantar peak pressure. The integrated physical strain trainer seems unsuitable to monitor a limitation to 10% body weight (BW) adequately for the total foot. The concept of controlling partial weight bearing with the hindfoot–addressing device within the orthosis seems debatable but may be useful when the hindfoot in particular must be off–loaded. [more...]