New 3D tech enables faster, more accurate diagnosis and treatment of foot pain
Irving, TX / http://www.myprgenie.com/ / via ACCESSWIRE / Jun 19, 2014 / Last month OrthoCARE™ began offering 3D foot scans with the Dr. Comfort Scan, which allows for quicker, more in-depth pictures of patients’ feet. The scanner is one of only three of its kind in use for functional orthotics nationwide – and the only one in Texas.
Most scanners used by foot specialists today operate on a concept of “white light,” where the scanner captures a 2D image of the sole, much like a photocopier. Doctors use that image to diagnose certain foot conditions and create a template for custom-designed orthotics. The OrthoCARE scanner operates on a digital mapping process that takes into account the entire foot, not just the sole.
In addition, the 3D scanner can give people a more precise idea of their foot size. Shoe sizing used to be done with a metal slide tool that measured the length and width of the foot, but couldn’t accurately account for girth. The new scanner accounts for all three, quickly and automatically, with less room for human error.
An affiliate of Lumin Health in Irving, Texas, OrthoCARE™ specializes in foot and ankle care; sports medicine; and general orthopedics, including knees, hips, elbows, fingers, shoulders and more. Led by Dr. Nere Onosode and Dr. Reggie Alexander, the OrthoCARE team assists patients with a wide variety of comprehensive orthopedic needs. OrthoCARE has locations in Dallas, Frisco, Irving, Paris, Plano and Sherman. The practice is associated with Star Medical Center, a surgical hospital in Plano, and SpineCARE™, a nationally acclaimed spine center with 10 locations in the DFW Metroplex. For more information, call 1-888-600-6474 or visit www.orthocaredfw.com, www.starmedcenter.com or www.spinecaredfw.com.