Patent Number: 6,251,087

Title: Casting plate size measuring device for an orthosis

Abstract: The present invention sets forth a foot measuring device that assists the practitioner in selecting the correct size casting plate for fitting a patient with an orthosis. It is designed to measure the distance between the patient's heel and the sulcus of his toes. By providing a more accurate measurement of a patient's foot through the heel to sulcus measurement, the fitting of a casting plate is more precise. An accurate fit provides proper biomechanical alignment, better positioning of the foot, and even pressure distribution of weight over the foot. Even pressure distribution promotes improved balance, stability, support and enhanced sensory feedback.

Inventors: Sandifer; Alan T. (Winter Springs, FL)

Assignee: Orthomerica Products, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 5/107 (20060101); A61B 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018