Knee Joint Selection Guide
Discretion in choosing a joint size and designing an appropriate orthosis should be used
by the orthotist in all cases.
We would reference and support the approach described by Lunsford and agree that
successful orthotic management requires a
clear understanding of the condition being treated and a realistic plan to address the
biomechanical deficits presented.
For optimal orthotic management, the mechicanical demands to be placed upon the orthosis
for any given treatment
must be understood prior to material selection.
The selection of the correct materials is often the difference between success and
failure and we believe that the orthotist
is trained and the best qualified to match the characteristics of the material to the
biomechanical and functional needs of