The Clinical Guide topics:

- FRAME MODIFICATIONS -

Frame Attributes: Heel Cup Depth

Orthotic lab HC-10p0: HC-12p0: HC-13p0: HC-14p0: HC-15p0: HC-16p0: HC-18p0: HC-19p0: HC-20p0: HC-22p0: HC-24p0: HC-30p0: HC-6p0: HC-8p0: HC-NO: HC-WIDE:

Measure of heel cup height from plantar heel of positive model to top of frame heel cup

Function:
Rearfoot stabilization and control
Reduces lateral shearing
Helps keep fat pad concentrated beneath calcaneus

Clinical Indication:
Orthopedic pathology
Heel stabilization is beneficial in nearly all applications

 

Orthotic Lab Codes:
HC-10p0: 10mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-12p0: 12mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-13p0: 13mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-14p0: 14mm Heel Cup Depth

HC-15p0: 15mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-16p0: 16mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-18p0: 18mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-19p0: 19mm Heel Cup Depth

HC-20p0: 20mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-22p0: 22mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-24p0: 24mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-30p0: 30mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-6p0: 6mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-8p0: 8mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-NO: Flat Heels
HC-WIDE: Flat Heels

 

ABOUT
The heel cup is the curved rearfoot area of a device’s frame that encompasses a patient’s plantar calcaneus. The depth of a heel cup refers to the superior height of its posterior, medial and lateral edges. Deep heel cups range from 18-30mm in height, 12mm is the standard heel cup height, 6mm is a shallow heel cup depth.

No heel cup is when no curvature appears in the rearfoot area of a device’s frame and its posterior, medial and lateral edges possess no superior height. However, the arch contour is still maintained in this instance.

Note: Heel cup depths are scalable to the patient’s foot size. The larger the foot, the deeper the heel cup. Diagram measurements and depth distinctions are based on a US men’s size 10 and US women’s size 8 shoe, but individual order may vary relative to standard deviations in patient’s shoe and foot size.

*CLINICAL PEARL
Please consider the volume of patient shoe gear when specifying heel cup depth. Shallower depths are ideal for low volume, dress shoes. Deep depths require more space.

Orthotic lab HC-10p0: HC-12p0: HC-13p0: HC-14p0: HC-15p0: HC-16p0: HC-18p0: HC-19p0: HC-20p0: HC-22p0: HC-24p0: HC-30p0: HC-6p0: HC-8p0: HC-NO: HC-WIDE:

- FRAME MODIFICATIONS -

Frame Attributes: Heel Cup Depth

Measure of heel cup height from plantar heel of positive model to top of frame heel cup

Function:
Rearfoot stabilization and control
Reduces lateral shearing
Helps keep fat pad concentrated beneath calcaneus

Clinical Indication:
Orthopedic pathology
Heel stabilization is beneficial in nearly all applications

 

Orthotic Lab Codes:
HC-10p0: 10mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-12p0: 12mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-13p0: 13mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-14p0: 14mm Heel Cup Depth

HC-15p0: 15mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-16p0: 16mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-18p0: 18mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-19p0: 19mm Heel Cup Depth

HC-20p0: 20mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-22p0: 22mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-24p0: 24mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-30p0: 30mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-6p0: 6mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-8p0: 8mm Heel Cup Depth
HC-NO: Flat Heels
HC-WIDE: Flat Heels

 

ABOUT
The heel cup is the curved rearfoot area of a device’s frame that encompasses a patient’s plantar calcaneus. The depth of a heel cup refers to the superior height of its posterior, medial and lateral edges. Deep heel cups range from 18-30mm in height, 12mm is the standard heel cup height, 6mm is a shallow heel cup depth.

No heel cup is when no curvature appears in the rearfoot area of a device’s frame and its posterior, medial and lateral edges possess no superior height. However, the arch contour is still maintained in this instance.

Note: Heel cup depths are scalable to the patient’s foot size. The larger the foot, the deeper the heel cup. Diagram measurements and depth distinctions are based on a US men’s size 10 and US women’s size 8 shoe, but individual order may vary relative to standard deviations in patient’s shoe and foot size.

*CLINICAL PEARL
Please consider the volume of patient shoe gear when specifying heel cup depth. Shallower depths are ideal for low volume, dress shoes. Deep depths require more space.

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