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Lateral Heel Wedge

Lateral Heel Wedge

A study published in International Orthopaedics treated sixty-two patients with medial compartmental osteoarthritis of the knee with lateral heel wedges.  These patients were followed for twelve years.  The study, authored by H. Tohyama, showed that patients treated with lateral heel wedges had a greater improvement in pain and walking ability.  Tohyama concluded that lateral heel wedges are useful for patients with early onset of medial compartment osteoarthritis as long as patients are provided with an understanding of the indications and orthotic limitations.