Heel relief orthosis

Short treatment time after heel bone fractures

Natural rollover process is maintained

The heel relief orthosis is mainly used after heel bone fractures. Relief for the injured heel bone can be provided by bracing the longitudinal arch in the midfoot region and supporting the calf region with the help of the orthosis. The heel floats free in the orthosis, as it were. Special pressure build-up pads allow the heel to progress step by step from partial to full weight-bearing pressure. Since the sole is also flexible in the forefoot region, the largely physiological rollover of the foot is possible. Your gait pattern appears natural and harmonious.

The heel relief orthosis can be worn like a shoe. You can bear weight on the injured foot again after only about eight days and the treatment is finished after twelve weeks. This means sick time is cut in half compared to previous treatment methods.

Heel container

The orthopaedic technician is able to individually adapt the thermoformable heel container.

Step rubber

The step rubber dampens the heel strike.

Forefoot cap

The structure of the forefoot cap is similar to a shoe. A virtually physiological gait pattern is possible thanks to the flexible sole in the forefoot region.

Benefits at a glance

Early mobilisation

In contrast to earlier treatment methods, you can walk within eight to twelve days after the injury with the heel relief orthosis. Crutches very quickly become unnecessary since you can place your full weight on the foot. Treatment is generally completed after 12 weeks. In consultation with your doctor, you can switch to normal or orthopaedic shoes and insoles at that time.

Walk naturally

Thanks to the special construction of the heel relief orthosis, you can achieve a virtually natural rollover of the foot. This helps prevent physical malpositions and subsequent problems.

Controlled build-up of pressure

The orthosis is individually adaptable to the healing process. Pressure build-up pads serve to increase the load gradually.


  • Heel bone fracture
  • Arthrodesis (joint stiffening) of the lower ankle