Monday, March 27, 2023

carbon fiber floor reaction AFOs

Leigh Davis

I am in the middle of a project making floor reaction AFOs for an active 13
year old male with Spina Bifida. He has been wearing floor reactions for
many years, and has broken an impressive number of them. Now that he’s 110
lbs and 5″2″, I’m trying to switch him to a carbon fiber construction.
We made him a set here that he walked great in, but he broke them at the
ankle, forefoot (even though the forefoot is sulcus length) and at the heel
within 1 week.

I still feel this is the right design for him, but I’m looking for some
advice with either of the following:

– What lay up do you recommend if we were to try again at our in house
– Is there a central fab you’ve had success with for laminated floor
reaction AFOs?

Thank you for your time and assistance!

Leigh Davis, CPO


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