Newly Designed Polypropylene Ankle Foot Orthosis with Dorsiflexion Assist and Adjustable Dorsiflex-Plantarflex Stop

EUGENE BANZIGER, C.P.O.(c)


This paper will describe the design and development of a unique Ankle Foot Orthotic system. It is an all-plastic polypropylene AFO with reciprocating ankle, dynamic dorsiflexion assist, adjustable dorsillexion and plantarflexion stops, that is worn inside the shoe.

The presentation will review a brief history of AFO's, indications and prescription criteria for this newly designed AFO, fabrication techniques and a summary of patients fitted to date.

Limb Deficiency Clinic, British Columbia Children's Hospital, #106-11400 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, BC, Canada V6X 1T2