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This material is majorly a composite of cork and rubber molded together to form a stiff non-thermoformable substance (Benedetti et al. 169). It is specifically very effective in making of heel lifts used to support heels in patients suffering from ankle sprains. It cushions the heel to relieve upward thrush on an injured ankle (Burns et al. 206).
Korex is formulated in an almost similar version as Cushion cork. It contains cork and rubber material which has been blended to form a flexible component (Okuda et al. 37). It is also not thermoformable but is durable. It is majorly used in making top and bottom covers, wedges, cushioning accommodations and is as well used in shells of soft orthotics.
Neolon with bamboo
This material is a complex of fabricated neoprene and nanoparticles of activated bamboo. It is usually applied in thickness of 1/16” and 1/8”. Is it applicable in making of coverings and cushioning material (Burns et al. 206).
This is a light weight material made of cross-linked polyethylene foam. It is of medium rigid density and widely applied in making of orthotic cushions (Benedetti et al. 169).
It contains woven glass fibers laminations in a frame of acrylic matrix running unidirectional (Okuda et al. 36). This material is of high rigid density and is widely used in making orthotic shells.
Benedetti, Catani & Francis Ceccarelli. “Gait analysis in pes cavus.” Gait Posture 5.2 (2007): 169. Print
Burns, Crosbie & Ryan Ouvrier. “Effective Orthotic Therapy for the Painful Cavus Foot.” JAPMA 96.1 (2006): 205-211. Print
Okuda, Kinoshita & John Morikawa. “Arthroscopic findings in chronic lateral ankle instability: Do focal chondral lesions influence the results of ligament reconstruction?” Am J Sports Med 2005 33.1 (2005): 35-42. Print