Story Check An ankle stability diagnostics study conducted in Freiburg proves: the MalleoLoc orthosis significantly improves joint congruency in patients with chronic mechanical instability, and increases subjectively perceived stability.
- The cartilage contact areas between the talus and the fibula as well as between the talus and the tibia were examined using 3D stress MRI imaging. The higher the congruency, the more mechanically stable the joint.
- In test subjects with mechanical instability who wore the MalleoLoc, joint congruency increased in all three ankle dimensions by 18 to 32 per cent.
- The stabilizing effect was also demonstrated in these test subjects’ subjective assessment: on average, they rated their perceived stability at 8 on a scale from 0 to 10.