Local doctor using 3D iPad scanner
Dr. Jeffrey B. Klein is the first physician in Michigan, and possibly even the Midwest, to use the IPAD powered three-dimensional scanner.
Why is this a big deal? This innovative technology replaces archaic methods of obtaining a mold for a custom made biomechanical orthotic and replaces it with a quick and precise approach to obtain measurements for a perfect orthotic insert.
Old methods such as using plaster or foam impressions are messy and often take a long time to put into production. That means a longer wait for patients. Using this scanner reduces the wait time for patients to get their inserts and increases precision of the biomechanical custom made orthotics/devices with very impressive accuracy within 0.2 mm.
Klein said studies show that 80 percent of all back and knee pain is related to poor foot function and structure.
“All this is easily controlled with use of a customized three-dimensional scan,” Klein said, adding he’s “happy to be the first in Michigan to employ this technology in helping his patients in their walk through life. This Ipad scanner is quite impressive to see.”
Studies show that the foot functions best in a neutral sub-talar joint position and this new device most accurately captures this position, thus helping the biomechanical function of the foundation of your body-your feet, thereby ridding the population (old and young) of pedal abnormalities which cause an array of biomechanical faults leading to foot and ankle pain.
Custom made biomechanical orthotics are used to treat many different conditions, including but not limited to, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, high arch feet, bunions, hammertoes, in-toeing, out-toeing, ankle, knee and back pain relating to poor foot function to mention a few. Studies show that this is 65 percent of today’s population.
Klein has practiced podiatric medicine and surgery since opening his doors in 1987, and has a background of launching advanced procedures. He was first in Michigan to perform the new technology shockwave therapy utilizing the Ossatron and is also involved in cutting-edge wound care, using dermal substitutes from donated placenta membranes and also advanced bunion surgery as well as Arthroscopic techniques for foot and Ankle Surgery.