Research Archive

There is significant evidence that shear - or friction-forces play just as critical a role, and possibly a more critical one in ulcer etiology and thus must be addressed when prescribing foot orthoses for the at-risk diabetic patient. 

In a recent survey of podiatrists, orthotists, prosthetists, certified pedorthists, and physical therapists, the authors found that PORON was rated as one of the most popular materials used in the fabrication of foot orthoses.