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How are custom foot orthotics manufactured?

January 31st, 2019

How are custom, functional orthotics currently manufactured? To inform the custom-fabricated orthotics manufacturing process, podiatrists often begin by collating information on the patient’s leg, feet, shoes and current lifestyle. Thereafter, the podiatrist initiates the conventional orthotics manufacturing process by taking non/semi-weight bearing casts of the patient’s feet. To do so, wet plaster strips are wrapped…

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3D printed orthotics: Imprints

August 24th, 2017

Imprints are 3D printed custom orthotics designed to prevent diabetic foot ulceration. They do this by reducing the peak foot pressures that can cause  foot ulcers to develop. The fully integrated solution comprises a 3D foot scanner, automated design software and a 3D orthotics printer. These three components provide a complete orthoses design solution for…

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