AirCast AirLift PTTD Ankle Brace
AirCast AirLift PTTD Ankle Brace is an off-the-shelf brace designed for the treatment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), or for early signs and symptoms of the adult acquired flat foot.
Depending on the severity of the condition, it can be prescribed for use as part of a conservative treatment to stabilize the condition and help prevent its degeneration, or post-surgically and during rehabilitation.
- Foot support & ankle stabilization are provided by the AirLift integrated semi-rigid shells
- The aircell, located under the foot arch, is adjustable using the Hand Bulb
- Hand Bulb included with the brace
- When inflated, the aircell can accommodate variances in arch shapes and heights
- Comfortably lifts the foot arch to achieve a more natural foot position
- For ease-of-use, aircell inflation can be adjusted while wearing foot wear
- Semi-rigid shells are anatomically designed to the shape of the ankle
- Secure support and stabilization
- These shells help realign the ankle and support the patient
- The AirLift is designed for easy application and adjustment
- The brace uses an innovative rear entry design
- Alows the patient to slip their foot into the back of the brace
- Two straps secure the brace and can be used to adjust fit
- These patient-friendly design elements make the AirLift easier to apply than custom braces
- Eliminate time consuming lacing, and help improve patient compliance
IndicationsThe AirLift PTTD Brace is indicated for posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction or adult acquired flat foot and Post-op/Rehabilitation.
- Stabilize flatfoot
- Post surgery support
- Decrease anti-inflammatory medications
- Decrease pain symptoms
- Improve foot support
- Improve ambulation
Support LevelThis brace is rated Level IV
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Additional InfoAn off-the-shelf brace, the AirLift PTTD Brace is designed for the treatment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), or for early signs and symptoms of the adult acquired flat foot. Depending on the severity of the condition, it can be prescribed for use as part of a conservative treatment to stabilize the condition and help prevent its degeneration, or post-surgically and during rehabilitation. Foot support and ankle stabilization are provided by the AirLift integrated aircell and semi-rigid shells. The aircell, located under the foot arch, is adjustable using the Hand Bulb (included with the brace).
When inflated, the aircell can accommodate variances in arch shapes and heights and comfortably lifts the foot arch to achieve a more natural foot position. For ease-of-use, aircell inflation can be adjusted while wearing foot wear. The semi-rigid shells are anatomically designed to the shape of the ankle for secure support and stabilization. These shells help realign the ankle and support the patient.
The AirLift is designed for easy application and adjustment. The brace uses an innovative rear entry design which allows the patient to slip their foot into the back of the brace. Two straps secure the brace and can be used to adjust fit. These patient-friendly design elements make the AirLift easier to apply than custom braces, eliminate time consuming lacing, and help improve patient compliance.
AirCast AirLift™ Ankle Brace Operation (English)
What is Posterior Tibial Dysfunction? ('Acquired Flatfoot')
When someone loses the function of his or her posterior tibialis tendon (a tendon that passes under the ankle and lifts the arch of your foot), he or she will most likely develop posterior tibial dysfunction. The tendon can tear from injury, can suffer from tendinitis, or can include muscle dysfunction. Once the tendon is damaged, the result will often be a loss of support for the foot's arch and a flatfoot deformity. The flatfoot is correctable, but if ignored, a permanent deformity may result.
Classification of Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction and Clinical Presentation There are various classification systems available for PTT dysfunction. According to Hutchinson and O'Rourke (1995) and Landorf (1997), the various stages in the pathological development of TPD can be categorised. They are as follows:
Stage 1 '_ Primarily an asymptomatic stage. Generally there is an underlying biomechanical fault that may predispose any symptomatology.
Stage 2 -This is the initial symptomatic stage. At this stage posterior tibial tendonitis is the major symptom. Only a mild weakness is present.
Stage 3 '_ During this stage there is significant dysfunction of the tendon. This can be the result of a tear, attenuation or partial rupturing of the tendon. Patients are generally presenting with mid foot pronating and the forefoot abducting.
Stage 4 '_ This is the end stage of development of the disorder. There is a rapid progression of the above mentioned symptoms. Movement is severely restricted due to the rigidity of the condition.
I am on my third AirCast. If I didn't like it I would not keep buying it, but although you have fixed some of the original problems,like the plastic on the bottom which cracked, the semi-rigid ankle stabilizers want to wear through the the bottom of the pockets they are in. It protrudes just enough at the bottom to rub against the inside of the shoe. Maybe it should come with a sock of some sort to put over the brace to decrease the friction. I have had to repair them with duct tape to prevent the plastic pieces from pushing their way out.
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Provides arch support that conforms to a deformed arch
Recently diagnosed with PTTD, the first support brace offered by podiatrist office was uncomfortable and caused more pain. The AirCast brace offers a more comfortable fit hands down. Easy to adjust the arch support with the provided air pump, simple to wear and remove.
I am 280lbs male, recently went on a trade show to Jacob Javits center in New York City. At the end of the trade show walking to the Penn Station was a hell. I literally had to stop at a grocery store to get some pain medication. Suffered the pain for few weeks after searching the cause of pain and my condition on google, found out the pain is posterior tibial tendonitis. I came across this brace spend the money hoping that it would what I needed. But honestly I am soo happy with the outcome. I have joined a Planet Fitness and spending an hour every night. Pain is considerably gone as well as the swelling.
around the house I dont like to wear orthopedic shoes.. I can put this on and am able to putz around the house with either a sandal or house show on the other foot.. Bought a pair of CROCS larger than I usually wear so if I go outside I can just slip shoes on with the brace with no problem...
This is a great ankle brace It provides the support I need for my ankle without being too cumbersome. It allows me to get my shoe on and off over it also which is an added plus.
OKAY ... ONLY PROBLEM it DOESN'T fit in your normal athletic shoes. Would have to go out and get a wider shoe. Unless your company has another suggestion. If I get a wider shoe for one to fit this brace; then I'd have to buy another size for the normal foot??
problem is it doesn't fit in normal athletic shoes. have to get a double wide shoe for the foot you have it on.
Learning to take a break with brace on but fits with supportive tie snekers and relieves arch pain when walking. Thankful to have the air brace and very satisfied.10
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