Pediatric Ankle Foot Orthosis – AFO

Collier practitioners have specialty experience with pediatric ankle foot orthosis solutions. 

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DAFO_Turbo@2x

Solid AFO

Solid AFO

  • Custom fabricated from cast
  • Defined plantar surface contours
  • Full wrap-around inner shell for control of foot position and alignment
  • Fully integrated padding
  • Extremely durable brace for larger patients
  • Stiff posterior of outer frame provides strength and stability, blocking plantarflexion and dorsiflexion

    Indications

  • Presents with moderate to strong excess dorsiflexion/crouching caused by weakness (rather than high tone contractures).
  • Crouched stance can be improved by manually extending the knee.
  • Have sufficient hip, knee, and ankle range to allow correction to the targeted poster.
  • Weight and size due to maturity have exceeded the patient’s strength; ambulation is decreasing.

 

 

DAFO Articulated AFO

ARTICULATING

  • Custom fabricated from cast
  • Defined plantar surface contours
  • Full wrap-around shellfor flexible control of foot position and alignment
  • Fully integrated paddingHinged ankle controlProximal posteriorblocks plantarflexion and provides additional medial/lateral stability

    Indications

  • Have strong habits of plantarflexion which results in moderate to strong toe walking with significant heel rise.
  • Require tall posterior control for hyperextension of the knee.
  • Have excessive pronation or supination.
  • Desire or need hinges for other reasons.

 

DAFO SMO

SMO

  • Custom fabricated from cast
  • Defined plantar surface contours
  • Full wrap-around shell for flexible control of foot position and alignment
  • Fully integrated padding
  • SMO trimlines allows full plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. Highest level of foot control with no restriction to ankle function
  • Optional anterior and/or posterior straps can provide some medial/lateral control

    Indications

  • Have strong patterns of pronation and/or supination.
  • Have delayed development with very low tone pronation and sensory issues.
  • Need high levels of specific foot correction but have adequate ankle control for functional level.
  • High levels of floor activities requiring free ankle movement.

 

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