Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support
The Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support is a comfortable, strong and lightweight ankle and foot orthosis that ensures the very best functionality around the shin and calf region of the lower leg.
Who Can Benefit From the Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support?
The Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support is suitable for:
- Dropped foot
- Flaccid foot drop after neurological impairment
- Moderate spastic equinus foot
The structure of the Extra Strong AFO, its modest size and its spring effect all combine to provide prompt and fluid support for the foot and stabilisation across the entire joint. At the same time, the Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support allows the wearer to walk in the safest and most natural manner possible.
Features and Benefits of the Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support
The Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support is designed for convenient and comfortable use, it is easily trimmed to size, is low profile and has an open heel to fit into shoes more easily. A recently improved design, this AFO is constructed from an acetal polyoxymethylene copolymer which provides extra high strength properties similar to carbon fibre as well as being super lightweight. The soft panel supplied with the AFO supports the calf area comfortably and can be washed at 30 degrees Celsius with neutral soap to maintain freshness.
The calf area support of the Swedish Carbon Fibre AFO also has a Velcro fastening for easy application and padding that helps prevent unpleasant pressure from building up. There is also a foot strap that helps to keep the ankle joint in the correct position on the AFO, comfortably securing it in place and preventing migration of the AFO.
Sizing Chart Information
The Swedish AFO Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support is available in 4 sizes. To decide which size is right for you please refer to our sizing table below. Please select the appropriate foot size and then the corresponding comfortable height of the brace (where there is a foot size overlap - medium and large only).
|Size ||Height (cm) ||Foot Length (cm) |
|Small ||28cm ||22 - 24.5cm |
|Medium ||29cm ||25 - 27.5cm |
|Large ||34cm ||26 - 28cm |
|X-Large ||39cm ||over 28cm |
Fitting The Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Support
1. Where necessary, trim the end of the foot section with scissors, so as to adapt the AFO to the shoe and foot shape. Roll over the edges with sandpaper to ensure no sharp elements that may catch on the shoe or skin.
2. Where necessary, the AFO can be thermoformed in order to ensure that it fits and conforms perfectly to the leg.
3. Insert the AFO into the shoe.
4. Put the shoe on with the AFO already inserted.
5. Fasten the pad on the calf.
6. Pull the Velcro strap around the calf.
7. Where necessary, use the included foot strap to secure the appliance.
As you can see, there are many ways of ensuring that the AFO fits to your foot and leg perfectly, improving comfort and maximising usability.
Putting On The Swedish AFO Extra Strong
1. Insert the AFO into the shoe.
2. Put the shoe on with the AFO already inserted.
3. Fasten the padding on the calf.
4. Pull the Velcro strap around the calf.
5. Where used, fasten the foot strap.
This AFO has been designed to be as easy as possible to put on and take off, minimising preparation time and fitting quickly into your daily routine.
Hand wash the calf pad in lukewarm water (30 degrees Celsius) with neutral soap. Then rinse thoroughly and dry away from heat.
When washing the plastic section of the AFO, simply wipe with a sponge soaked in a solution of warm water and neutral detergent. Then dry with a cloth.
User Precautions and Warnings
Make sure that any pressure exercised by the device does not involve parts of the body with wounds, swelling or enlargements. In case of any doubt about the method of application, contact an orthopedic expert. Do not wear the device near open flames.
The AFO brace should be prescribed and used under medical control and applied by an orthopedic expert, who is the person of reference for application and any information regarding safe use relative to personal needs. To ensure effectiveness, tolerability and correct function, the device should be applied with the maximum care. Any structural alteration or adjustment must be prescribed by a physician and made by an orthopedic expert. The device should be used by one patient only. For patients with very sensitive skin, direct contact may cause reddening or irritation. If there is any pain, swelling, enlargement or any abnormal reaction, contact your doctor immediately.
If you require any further information about the Swedish AFO Extra Strong Foot Drop Ankle and Foot Orthosis, please contact our customer care team who will be happy to assist you.