Prosthetics refers to the application of an artificial nail or parts of
the nail, or the strengthening of the nail with a special material in case of
nail defects until the original nail has recovered.
- Nail fungus (onychomycosis).
- Nail incision.
- Anatomy of the nail.
- Ingrown nail.
Manufacture of orthoses for tiptoes:
Most prevalent forms of foot deformations:
Deformation of the big tiptoe (Hallux valgus) and swelling or bump at the outside of the joint of the big tiptoe that causes pain and posture issues.
The health issue is caused by the big tiptoe’s inclination towards the second tiptoe. Such distorted toe alignments to the inside or outside require the manufacture of specific orthoses. Smaller tiptoes do usually not cause any problems. Surgical intervention is indicated if the health issue cannot be alleviated by conservative medicine or orthopedic footwear.
Other foot deformations that require specific means for achieving an optimal foot position:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Deformation of smaller tiptoes
- Hammer toe (Digitus malleus)