Light AFO Brace - Carbon Fiber

Light AFO Brace - Carbon Fiber

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This AFO brace provides necessary support only where it is needed thus eliminating unnecessary bulk and providing a cosmetically appealing look.

Utilizes the energy storing properties of carbon fiber. The AFO brace is light but offers a strong and lightweight solution for people with mild to moderate of drop foot.

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SKU: O-121012
Availability: 996
MSRP: $414.00

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This AFO brace provides necessary support only where it is needed thus eliminating unnecessary bulk and providing a cosmetically appealing look.

Utilizes the energy storing properties of carbon fiber. The AFO brace is light but offers a strong and lightweight solution for people with mild to moderate of drop foot. 

Thisr AFO brace is for for AFO users with mild to moderate drop foot secondary to a variety of neurological conditions. The product comprises a footplate, posterior strut, and a calf piece. A simple velcro strapping system facilitates donning and doffing.

The product is provided with silicone padding and a thermo-formable tube covering the heel part of the posterior spring. This combination results in easier donning of the AFO and prevents damage of the padding in this vulnerable area. An elastic band connects the separate calf-piece to the posterior spring. This connection allows semi-controlled upward and downward motion in synchronization with ankle plantar flexion and dorsal flexion.

Excessive rubbing and migration of the calf-piece from the calf is, therefore, reduced. This product is available in black color only.

Features and Benefits of this AFO brace
  • Carbon Fiber construction
  • Provides dynamic motion.
  • Lightweight.
  • High durability.
  • Energy return.
  • Excellent weight to strength ratio.
  • Stiffness gradient at heel and toe part corresponds to ground reaction forces as they are applied to the foot.
  • Gait assistance: - Gradual plantar flexion at initial contact - Energy return and assisted propulsion of the limb at toe off - Supports the foot for ground-clearance during swing phase Good fit for most types of shoes.
  • Simple to use. Fits easily into most shoes.
  • Movable calf-piece.

Indications
The lightweight AFO brace is indicated for drop foot secondary to: CVA MS Charcot Marie Tooth disease & other neurological conditions.

Sizing Chart

Size:

  Small Medium Large X Large
Shoe Size Male Up to 7.5 8 to 10.5 11 to 14 12 to 15
Shoe Size Female 7 to 9 9.5 to 12
Foot Size 8.75 to 10.25" (22-26cm) 9.5 to 11" (24-28cm) 11.5" (29cm) 11 to 12.5" (28-32cm)
Foot Plate 9.5" (24cm) 10.25" (26cm) 11" (28cm) 11.75" (30cm)
Height at thickest part of calf 12.5" to 14.25" (32-36cm) 13.5" to 15" (34-38cm) 14.25" to 15.75" (36-40cm) 15" to 16.5" (38-42cm)
Length of Posterior Spring 13.5" (34cm) 14.25" (36cm) 15" (38cm) 15.75" (40cm)
Weight 2.8oz (80gr) 3.15oz (90g) 3.5oz (100gr) 3.85oz (110gr)
 


Goals
  • Prevent drop foot
  • Prevent falling
  • Stabilize gait
  • Reduce foot contractures
  • Improve ambulation
  • Improve quality of life


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5 Most useful customer reviews

Marc Schwartz

May 17, 2012



it takes some getting used to, but it is well designed. It is for my wife, who thinks it would be less obvious if it were in white. She has to buy shoes of differnet sizes to make it work, as it pushes the foot forward. It is probably the most comfortable of the braces she has used. Size wise, it had to be ground to the size of her foot. The velcro is so grippy that it requires two of us to remove it, so a thinner piece could be used. The cushion for the calf band does not fit the calf band exactly right, so it had to be trimmed a bit, leavign an exposed edge. Functionally, it is pretty good. I actually put it on myself and it allowed me a very natural gait, plus it did not raise the height of my shoe. In general a very well designed piece, but not perfect.

Advantages: Size: Runs True to Size.
Shoe Width: Runs True to Size.
Would buy again.
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John Burns

Mar 21, 2012



I am having to wrap a ace bandage around my lower leg because the vertical part rubs the back of my leg. I am hopeing that with time I will not need the ace bandage. Thusfar I have not hit my toes on the floor which was causing me to fall previously.

Advantages: Size: Runs True to Size.
Shoe Width: Runs True to Size.
Would buy again.
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Ron Seibert

May 9, 2012



Ossur AFO Light Could not use as it caused me undue pain and discomfort. Reason being toe next to big toe is deformed down in a claw appearance.

Advantages: Size: Runs True to Size.
Shoe Width: Runs True to Size.
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Tom Brightman

May 17, 2012



Ossur AFO Light Good AFO but calf muscle cup is troublesome. Recommend using a metal finger splint to strengthen it. With modification, unit is excellent.

Advantages: Size: Runs True to Size.
Shoe Width: Runs True to Size.
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Kelly Ciprick

Jun 29, 2012



Has great support and definitely changes how a person walks. Should be more instruction of how to set it up correctly. When wearing the strap around the calf not to have it too tight as well as the 1/2" shoe size difference. Different colors would be good, white, tan and blue maybe.

Advantages: Size: Runs True to Size.
Shoe Width: Runs True to Size.
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