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Medial Heel Skive

Medial Heel Skive

The plantar medial heel area of the positive cast is flattened to create a varus wedge effect within the heel cup. This causes the center of force that the orthosis is applying to the heel to shift medially, increases supinatory torque, and stabilizes or inverts the rearfoot on the orthosis. This technique is also known as a “Kirby skive”.

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