International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022


Effective Usage of Supra-Malleolar Orthosis Evades Surgery

Uttara U Deshmukh


Abstract: A case of the polio-affected ankle with an equinovarus condition, with Leg Length Discrepancy having severe pain was treated by Supra-Malleolarorthosis (SMO) effectively. The SMO is designed to maintain a vertical or neutral heel while also supporting the three arches of the foot (1). This orthosis affects the gait, instance phase by controlling ankle instability by application of the three-point pressure system. This helps in improving balance while standing and walking.


Keywords: Supra malleolarorthosis (SMO), Equinovarus, Medial arch support


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,


Pages: 314 - 315


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