Thermo-Plastic AFO, Articulating

Thermo-Plastic AFO, Articulating

Thermo-plastic braces are an economical solution for patients who have volume fluctuations, and enable qualified O&P practitioners to make fitting adjustments to the shells and metal components without having to return the product to the factory.

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The standard thermoplastic AFO design has been around since the mid-sixties.  Many central fabrication resources offer a standard design of an AFO. The Articulated Thermoplastic AFO design helps manage abnormal motion or severe pronation in the transverse and frontal planes. It stabilizes the ankle area while reducing forefoot abduction or adduction.

Indications for Adults: Mild Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD), Mild degenerative arthritis, Lateral and medial instability of subtalar joint, Foot drop, Severe pronation, Trauma.

Indications for Children: Pronation, Hypotonia, Triplanar instability in weight bearing, Inability to stand independently, Mild toe-walking, Developmental delay, Delay in acquiring gross motor skills, Poor coordination or balance.

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