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What is ankle foot orthosis?

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Dr. Daniel Hatch
42 years experience in Podiatry
AFO: An ankle foot orthosis (afo) is a brace that encompasses the foot and ankle. It may have a hinge at the ankle or be fixed. It is used for a variety of purposes such as severe deformity, arthritis and instability. These brace can be prefabricated or custom made depending on the condition.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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Dr. Allan Evangelista
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AFO brace.: It is a form of ankle brace connected to an arch-support-type shoe insert or device, called orthosis (adjective: orthotic).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
AFO from DPM: Please see a reputable doctor of podiatric medicine (d.P.M.).
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Dr. Allan Evangelista
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AFO from DPM: Please see a reputable doctor of podiatric medicine (d.P.M.).
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Dr. Robert Hadfield
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DME supplier: There are many DME (durable medical equipment) suppliers in CA. However, I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for e ... Read More

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