Thursday, May 26, 2022

Sturdy Carbon Fibre AFO

Cheryl Lewis

Dear List,

I have a very active 19 y.o. woman who has developed dropfoot due to a suspected tractioning injury – During a cross country run she stepped into deep mud and rapidly torqued and tractioned the leg. I am looking for a durable Carbon Fobre AFO which will provide maximum push off from energy return. I have used Toe-off, Matrix and Centri Dynamic Walk in the past for less active patients – I was wondering if anyone prefers any other styles for running activities. Pros or Cons of the different style/manufacturers would be greatly appreciated.

The patient has Gr 1/5 Dorsi/Plantarflexors, Grade 3 Inverters/Everters. She would like to continue running and playing rugby.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions – And Thanks Paul P. for coordinating this valuable forum. I will post responses anonymously.

Cheryl Lewis BSc(HK), CO(c)
Certified Orthotist
Owner, CK Ortho Inc
Ph 519-436-9670

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