This follow up information was obtained 6 – 12 months after the commencement of treatment. Duration of treatment was 77 days on average for the brace groups and 25 days for the surgical group.
Each group required an average of 6 consultations and the VHO-Osthold brace group used an average of 2.6 braces.
In the brace group patients were able to wear normal shoes again after an average of 0.7 days, in the OP group this was not possible until after 19.4 days.
Average duration in days
Figure 2: Comparison of restrictions in everyday life due to pain after the treatment