Orthopedic Walkers : Effect on Plantar Pressures

Abstract

Short leg (SLW) and patellar tendon bearing walkers (PTBW) are orthotic appliances† which have been recently designed as alterna­ tive devices to traditional plaster cast immobili­ zation. The indications for use of lower leg walkers include severe ankle sprains, and ankle and foot fractures. Orthopedic walkers are con­ venient to use, lightweight, and… (More)

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