Heel relief orthosis
Short treatment time after heel bone fractures
Benefits at a glance
In contrast to other treatment methods, you can walk within eight to twelve days after the injury with the heel relief orthosis. Crutches very quickly become unnecessary since you can place your full weight on the foot. Treatment is generally completed after 12 weeks. In consultation with your doctor, you can switch to normal or orthopaedic shoes and insoles at that time.
Thanks to the special construction of the heel relief orthosis, you can achieve a virtually natural rollover of the foot. This helps prevent physical malpositions and subsequent problems.
Controlled build-up of pressure
The orthosis is individually adaptable to the healing process. Pressure build-up pads serve to increase the load gradually.
- Heel bone fracture
- Arthrodesis (joint stiffening) of the lower ankle
As a rule, you can put weight on your foot again eight to twelve days after sustaining the injury when you wear the heel relief orthosis. Your doctor will provide you with detailed information.
After about twelve weeks, you can usually switch to normal or orthopaedic shoes with insoles. Your doctor will provide you with detailed advice about this as well.
The heel relief orthosis is built like a shoe and also worn that way.
Remove the straps and pads from the orthosis, and fasten all hook-and-loop closures. Then you can hand wash the straps and pads in warm water at 30°C using gentle detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Allow the straps and pads to air dry and avoid direct heat exposure.
You can wipe the plastic components of the orthosis with a damp cloth as needed.