Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Gel heel cushion in custom-fabricated FO

Gretchen Wellman

Hi All-

Does anyone have any experience or recommendations for fabricating foot orthoses (plastic pre-sulcus shell with met pad, foam/cushion top cover to end of toes) with additional gel or similarly durable cushion material at the heel, between the plastic and the top cover? I feel it must be doable but my technicians are hesitant.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


Gretchen Wellman CO (She/Her Pronouns)
Northern Orthopedics, Inc.
T) 907.561.1777
F) 907.561.2157

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