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Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2003 Jul;20(3):593-605, xi.

Basic considerations for geriatric footwear.

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Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine, Department of Community Health, Aging and Health Policy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


Proper and appropriate shoes that fit well can help keep elderly patients walking. Footwear is needed for protection and should permit the patient to function as normally as possible. The shoe must function as a unit with the patient and be compatible with and supportive to the patient's functional requirements and ambulatory needs. Though selecting shoes for older patients should always place comfort and function above style, patients also need to function in society, making intelligent compromise a consideration for the patient's overall welfare.

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