UCBL, lateral view

The UCBL was developed in 1967 at the University of California Biomechanics Laboratory or University of California at Berkeley Laboratory. [1] It is a rigid foot orthosis used to correct and/or stabilize a flexible foot deformity. 

Design[edit | edit source]

  • Polypropylene or similar shell
  • Extrinsic post
  • High medial, lateral, and posterior walls
  • Footplate terminates at the sulcus, just distal to the metatarsal phalangeal joints
  • Optional topcover
  • Optional medial longitudinal arch padding
  • Optional full length footplate

Function [2][edit | edit source]

There are three main corrective forces found in a UCBL. The deep, well molded, heel cup holds the hindfoot in the corrected position while the arch of the UCBL supports the midfoot, stabilizing the midtarsal joint, and the lateral wall controls the outside border of the foot.

Indications [3][edit | edit source]

  • Adult acquired flatfoot
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Flexible pes planus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Flexible metatarsus adductus/abductus
  • Midfoot fracture

HCPCS Coding[edit | edit source]

  • L3000 - FOOT, INSERT, REMOVABLE, MOLDED TO PATIENT MODEL, UCB TYPE, EACH

References[edit | edit source]

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