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

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