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Children's Orthoses

Children’s OrthosesChildren’s devices are used to help correct or prevent gait abnormalities. Orthoses are a common modality for correction once the child is walking is shoes. Semi-rigid and semi-flexible shell can be used depending on the patient's age, weight, and activity level. The primary focus of children’s orthoses is to control pronation, in order to avoid problems in adulthood. Some indications are: abnormal foot pronation, reduction of forefoot supinatus, night cramps, and an awkward running gait.

Materials: Orthopedic grade 1/8" or 5/32" clear polypropylene without top cover.
Posting: A rectus type cast is preferred where the forefoot position is reduced in the cast so the plane of the forefoot is perpendicular to the rear foot bisection. If this method is not used, intrinsic forefoot posting is recommended. The rear foot is posted to heel vertical.


This orthosis is manufactured similar to a functional device with the exception that the forefoot is altered with an extension of shell to affect the oblique shoe break.

A lateral clip holds the foot while a medial flange induce active supination. This metatarsal head length orthosis allows active muscular control of the pronated foot.

Similar to the Whitman Roberts, this device extends under the fifth metatarsal head. It also induces active supination of the foot through the use of a vertical flange up to the navicular tuberosity. This device induces out-toeing. Special Indications: this orthosis is most useful in a child with a pronated foot and an adducted gait pattern.

The most popular type of heel stabilizer, it deeply cups the heel, has a lateral clip and a medial flange with a small extension under the medial arch. The device controls the rear foot in maintaining the calcaneus perpendicular to the supporting surface. This allows the forefoot to drop down to the supporting surface and maintain medial arch stability.

A deep heel seat in a etatarsal head length shell with a lateralclip and medial flange extending to the first metatarsal head. This device is useful in controlling both forefoot and rear foot abnormalities in the pronated foot.

A deep heel seat plus the unique features of medial and lateral flanges extending up the sides of the first and fifth metatarsal heads. This device is useful in controlling pronation associated with a splayfoot condition.

This device has a deep heel seat with a lateral flange extending under the fifth metatarsal head. This orthosis induces out-toeing.

This device is distinguished by a deep heel seat with a long medial flange under the first metatarsal head which induces in-toeing.