Archive for the 'Heel Lift Topics' Category

The Indirect Method for Determining Leg Length Inequality

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Patient should be in an open backed gown and lower clothing loosened in order to view the spine, sacral dimples, iliac crests, shoulder level, and head tilt.
Have the patient stand with their back to you, and their bare feet 8 inches apart.
Place hands on top of iliac crests to help visualize unleveling. Determine if there is any […]

Leg Length Inequality Following Total Hip Replacement

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Management of Leg Length Inequality following Total Hip Arthroplasty
Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) or Total Hip Replacement (THR) was introduced in the 1960’s, and was considered the “operation of the century”, because it revolutionized the management of elderly patients who were crippled with arthritis of the hip joints.1 Patients who suffered from hip fractures, or […]

Evaluating and Treating Leg Length Discrepancy

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

An interesting article in Podiatry Management in September of 2006; a CME module, entitled “Evaluating and Treating Leg Length Discrepancy“.
Dr. Caselli makes several good points concerning structural limb length discrepancy and how to evaluate it, but there are a few points in which I would like to comment further.
He states that structural limb length discrepancy […]

Design of Cork and Injection Molded Heel Lifts

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

With this blog just beginning, I feel it might be important for the readers to get a better understanding of why our heel lifts are designed the way they are.
Thirty years ago when we started manufacturing our own injection molded heel lifts, we knew that about 25% of the height of the lift was lost […]