Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

All of our Orthoses are custom-made for each patient, using a plaster cast of the patient to ensure accurate measurements. Using the highest quality materials, we create a robust orthosis which will control and support, whilst providing maximum comfort for the patient.

Our Ankle-Foot-Orthosis or otherwise known as AFO are custom made to provide each patient their individual needs.  A plaster cast is taken of the patient’s lower limb, ankle and foot to ensure accurate measurements. Using the highest quality materials, we create a robust ankle foot orthosis which will hold the position and control motion whilst providing maximum comfort for the patient.

The AFO’s are provided to support the position and control the motion of the ankle and foot, this is to compensate for any weakness and correct deformities. They are also used to support weak limbs or position a limb with contracted muscles to the correct position.

Common causes are muscle weakness, cerebral palsy, idiopathic foot drop, strokes leading to foot drop, trauma, multiple sclerosis, polio and guillen barre syndrome.

 

PATIENTS CARE NOTES

Before putting on the AFO, consider wearing long cotton socks or tights which cover all areas of the skin that come into contact with the AFO. For maximum comfort, ensure that it is well fitting to avoid any creases inside the AFO. Always wear a shoe over the AFO to avoid any slips or trips.

It can take time to get used to wearing the AFO, we advise you gradually build up the wear time to help become accustomed to it, and to that it will not cause any ill effects such as skin irritation or damage.

It is important to regularly check your skin for signs of soreness, especially in the first few days of wear. If you experience any discomfort, blistering or severe redness of the skin please report it to your Orthotist.

To clean your AFO, simply wipe over with a damp cloth and leave to dry. Do not use any harsh chemicals or cleaning products.

Please do not try to adjust the AFO yourself, if you feel that it isn’t fitting correctly, then please contact your Orthotist.

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