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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002278-01A2
Title: Do Rocker Bottom Shoes and Ankle-Foot Orthoses Reduce Pain and ImproveMobility for Ankle Osteoarthritis Patients?
Principal Investigator:

Patrick M Aubin

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2018 - May 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $164,796
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$825,511
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Ankle osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, progressive condition that can severely limit physical activity and reduce quality of life. Foot and ankle conditions are the fourth most frequent cause for medical separation from the military and veterans are more likely to have to ankle OA than non-veterans. Rocker bottom (RB) shoes and ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs), e.g., the Toeoff®, are commonly used to conservatively treat ankle OA. RB shoes have a curved sole in the anterior-posterior direction that m...



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