Ossur AFO Light Drop Foot Brace

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Description


Ossur AFO Light Foot Drop Brace Information

The Ossur AFO Light provides necessary support only where it is needed thus eliminating unnecessary bulk and providing a cosmetically appealing look.

Utilizing the best of "Flex-Foot" technology and the energy storing properties of carbon fiber. The AFO Light offers a strong and lightweight solution for people with mild to moderate of drop foot.

The Ossur AFO Light is for for AFO users with mild to moderate drop foot secondary to a variety of neurological conditions. The product comprises a footplate, posterior strut, and a calf piece. A simple velcro strapping system facilitates donning and doffing.

The product is provided with silicone padding and a thermo-formable tube covering the heel part of the posterior spring. This combination results in easier donning of the AFO and prevents damage of the padding in this vulnerable area. An elastic band connects the separate calf-piece to the posterior spring. This connection allows semi-controlled upward and downward motion in synchronization with ankle plantar flexion and dorsal flexion. Excessive rubbing and migration of the calf-piece from the calf is, therefore, reduced. This product is available in black color only.

  • Flex-Foot Carbon Fiber
  • Dynamic motion
  • Lightweight
  • High durability
  • Energy return
  • Excellent weight to strength ratio
  • Stiffness gradient at heel and toe part corresponds to ground reaction forces as they are applied to the foot
  • Gait assistance: - Gradual plantar flexion at initial contact - Energy return and assisted propulsion of the limb at toe off - Supports the foot for ground-clearance during swing phase Good fit for most types of shoes
  • Simple to use. Fits easily into most shoes
  • Movable calf-piece

Indications

Ossur AFO Light is indicated for drop foot secondary to: CVA MS Charcot Marie Tooth disease & other neurological conditions.
Goals
  • Prevent drop foot
  • Prevent falling
  • Stabilize gait
  • Reduce foot contractures
  • Improve ambulation
  • Improve quality of life

Support Level

This brace is rated Level IV

Ossur AFO Light Foot Drop Brace
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Sizing Chart

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Additional Info

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Ossur AFO Light Foot Drop Brace What is a Foot Drop?

Foot drop is an inability or difficulty in moving the ankle and toes upward (dorsiflexion) due to weakness of the muscles in front of the leg.

Foot drop is characterized by a steppage gait where the person with a foot drop slaps the foot down onto the floor when the heel strikes the ground.

Ossur AFO Light Foot Drop Brace

Reviews

Kman, on 12-13-2016
Excellent

It works, it's comfortable, light and unobtrusive!

Ed, on 12-13-2016
true carbon fiber

this brace is 100% carbon fiber, i had purchased three different matrix curve braces from another vendor. they had a carbon fiber footplate, with a fiberglass brace. the ossur is outstanding !! i also have a wrap around ankle brace from ossur that i wear instead of my custom made brace. ossur products are outstanding. i will never purchase another brand. they are definitely the best quality product that i have come across.

Ed, on 12-13-2016
outstanding quality

great product ! this is made from 100% carbon fiber, unlike the trulife matrix max that I purchased from another vendor. (it was a carbon fiber fiber footplate, glued to a fiberglass frame. I have a ossur ankle brace also that works better than my orthopedic made unit. Ossur is absolutely the only product line that you need. (I only wish I had found them earlier......they could have saved a lot of money and aggravation.)

Clancy, on 12-13-2016
Good product

Not stiff enough to hold front of foo up. I have a better idea.

Doug S, on 12-13-2016
Excellent Quality!

Best brace I have used to date. Very light weight and comfortable. I find putting it under the insole of the shoe or sneaker works best for myself. I can wear this brace all day without any discomfort. My only concern is the velcro closure. It is actually so strong that it is extremely difficult to pull apart. The cloth part that the velcro sticks to is starting to pull apart because it is so strong. Still I have to give it 5 stars. The Brace Shop shipping is extremely fast!! No regrets.

Hopalong, on 12-13-2016
Nice carbon fibre, but......

This seems to be a nice piece of Carbon Fibre. It does a good job on the foot drop, but the portion which rubs against the calf rubs it very sore. Have added a felt pad, but that is simply a stop-gap measure. Seems it should be designed better than that.