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The OrthoPets progressive dynamic tarsus orthosis is available with multiple levels of articulation to accommodate a wide range of cases. This device can provide three configurations in a single device, depending on the severity of the injury and surgical status.
Ideal for Achilles tendon injuries, this device as an alternative to serial splinting and where progressive articulation is invaluable in the healing process. This device is also appropriate for general plantar grade collapse, medial/lateral instability or hyperextension.
Achilles Complex Injuries
Intended Outcome: repaired/healed tendon
The foundational device is non-articulating in tarsal extension, with the motion limiter at zero. This device can be used from post-op through approximately the first eight weeks of recovery.
When gradually increasing levels of articulation are appropriate, the motion limiter is decreased to allow greater range of motion and the paw segment is eventually removed at some point between week 8 and week 20. As this point, the device can be used as a sports device for periods of high-intensity activity.
Non-Surgical or Severe Injury to Tendon
Intended Outcome: long-term support
The foundational device is non-articulating in tarsal extension. Because no articulation is expected, the device is solid and without hinges. This device prevents plantigrade collapse. Removable corrective paw wedges are used in the case of SDF contracture.
Achilles tendon tears
Digital Flexor tendon injuries
Neurological positioning control