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Friday October 09th, 2015
18:00 - 19:00 Joffre D Room - Niv. 1
Resin: new possibilities for lower limb's orthoses?
Chairs: Karine PATTE, Mélanie PORTE, Emmanuelle STIVALA, Nathalie LEMIRE
Lower limb's orthoses are usually made of PE (PolyEthylene), PP (Polypropylene) and carbon fiber. For a decade, prosthesists work in close collaboration with rehab practitioners and orthopedic surgeons on material used for lower limb orthoses for children, in order to improve tolerance and adherence to treatment while keeping their effectiveness.
PVC-charged resin on a fabric matrix is a material recently diverted from podiatry to design walking or postural orthoses. This material is worth being used for its mechanical and aesthetic characteristics. Patients’ accounts and obtained results show a high tolerance to resin-made orthoses.