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  • 1) Fabricates steel arch support to fit patient's foot, according to medical prescription: Receives plaster cast of foot from PROSTHETIST or PODIATRIST.

  • 2) Places protection cloth into cast and fills cast with plaster to mold model of patient's foot.

  • 3) Removes hardened model from cast and traces model outline on paper to use as pattern in cutting support.

  • 4) Selects stainless steel sheet of prescribed thickness and cuts sheet to specified dimensions, using shears, guided by pattern.

  • 5) Hammers steel into prescribed contours to form support and places support against plaster model to determine accuracy of fit.

  • 6) Splits support into front and back pieces when indicated according to prescription, using shears.

  • 7) Polishes support, using abrasive wheel.

  • 8) Glues leather to bottom of arch support to protect shoe, and rivets additional leather across top edge for foot comfort, using riveting tool.




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Job Number: 229