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VASYLI + Dananberg

1ST RAY FUNCTION ORTHOTIC

STYLE: 71HDF

The VASYLI + Howard Dananberg (VHD) orthotic is the world’s first professional orthotic device with removable 1st ray sections. You can remove proximal and distal plugs individually or together, as needed, making treatment of 1st ray function easier.

To accommodate variations in the length of a patient’s foot and toes, you can remove the plugs when fitting the orthotic, ensuring the head of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) coincides with the removed plug.

In cases where maximum effect is required, such as with structural hallux limitus (SHL), you can remove both plugs. This enhances 1st ray function by offering a larger path of least resistance to the joint.

This orthotic is also heat moldable, allowing personalization of rear foot control. And you can choose from a selection of additions to fine-tune the orthotic for each patient.

The flexibility of the VHD design allows for a wide combination of applications to address your patients’ tri-planar motion problems.

SIZES: XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL

Product Benefits and Features

BACK, KNEE &
HEEL PAIN

Helps relieve pain, whether
in the heel, knee, or back.

Walking &
Everyday Use

Ideal for walking
and everyday use.

ATHLETIC USE

Ideal for athletic footwear.

BOOTS

Designed for men’s
& women’s boots.

CASUAL SHOES

Ideal for both men’s and
women’s casual shoes.

Custom Fit

Heat moldable for a custom fit.

HOWARD DANANBERG

Podiatrist and member of the VASYLI Think Tank™.

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How They Work

Due to variations in the length of a patient’s foot or toes, the plugs can be removed when the orthotic is fitted to ensure the head of the 1st MPJ coincides with the removed plug.

In this patient diagnosed with functional hallitus lImitus (FHL), the VASYLI + Howard Dananberg orthotic enhances 1st ray plantarflexion, thereby reducing the force required to dorsiflex the great toe. These images show a 40% reduction in force under the great toe during end-stage propulsion.

Dananberg Manipulation Videos

First Metatarsal Manipulations

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Testing Peroneous Longus

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Ankle Manipulation

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Cuboid Manipulation

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Knee/popliteus Manipulation

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Testing Posterior Tibialis

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Distal-proximal Plug Removal

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