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What is ankle foot orthosis?

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In brief: A custom brace

A standard ankle foot orthoses (afo) is a custom-moulded brace made from a mould of your foot and ankle fabricated with a light weight durable plastic material designed to support your foot and ankle.

In brief: A custom brace

A standard ankle foot orthoses (afo) is a custom-moulded brace made from a mould of your foot and ankle fabricated with a light weight durable plastic material designed to support your foot and ankle.
Dr. Christopher Pappas
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Dr. Daniel Hatch
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Hatch
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2 doctors agree

In brief: AFO

This is a device that simultaneous supports the foot, ankle and lower leg.

In brief: AFO

This is a device that simultaneous supports the foot, ankle and lower leg.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
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In brief: Custom

It a custom made device to help control abnormal foot and ankle motion to alleviate pain you may be experiencing.

In brief: Custom

It a custom made device to help control abnormal foot and ankle motion to alleviate pain you may be experiencing.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Supporting device

A foot and ankle orthosis is a support that goes around the foot or the ankle and helps restrict motion or give support or hold or correct alignment in the lower leg.
It can fit into a foot wear or can be fitted to a customized foot wear or be a walking device in itself.

In brief: Supporting device

A foot and ankle orthosis is a support that goes around the foot or the ankle and helps restrict motion or give support or hold or correct alignment in the lower leg.
It can fit into a foot wear or can be fitted to a customized foot wear or be a walking device in itself.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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In brief: Used to stablize bot

If you have instability in the ankle one can use an afo(ankle foot orthosis) to decrease stress on the area , decrease pain and stabilize the area.
Some look like ice skates without the skate.

In brief: Used to stablize bot

If you have instability in the ankle one can use an afo(ankle foot orthosis) to decrease stress on the area , decrease pain and stabilize the area.
Some look like ice skates without the skate.
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