The Effect of a Viscoelastic Orthotic on the Incidence of Tibial Stress Fractures in an Animal Model

C. Milgrom, D. B. Burr, R. D. Boyd, G. C. Robin, W. L. Higgins, E. L. Radin

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Abstract

The hypothesis that training with viscoelastic orthotics may lower tibial stress fracture morbidity was studied using an animal model. No difference was found in the incidence of tibial stress fractures between groups trained with and groups trained without viscoelastic orthotics. The results in the animal model do not support the need for a clinical trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalFoot & Ankle International
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1990

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Milgrom, C., Burr, D. B., Boyd, R. D., Robin, G. C., Higgins, W. L., & Radin, E. L. (1990). The Effect of a Viscoelastic Orthotic on the Incidence of Tibial Stress Fractures in an Animal Model. Foot & Ankle International, 10(5), 276-279. https://doi.org/10.1177/107110079001000506