Forefoot: 5th Ray Cut Out

Frame resection proximal to 5th metatarsal head

Offloads 5th metatarsal head
Increases 5th ray joint excursions

Clinical Indication:
Tailor’s bunions
Abnormal deformities of 5th met head
Callusing of 5th metatarsal head

A 5th ray cut out is a 45° or 65° clipping of the distal lateral portion of the orthotic frame. The cut’s angulation begins at the 4th innerspace of the distal frame and terminates at the lateral edge of the frame. This clipping reduces the pressure the frame places on the 5th metatarsal head



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