Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO), also known as AFO or Foot Drop Brace, is a hard plastic brace worn on the lower leg and foot and specifically manufactured to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position and correct deformities of limbs. The lightweight design of modern AFO provides added strength and stability and facilitates a normal walking pattern.
STAYGUARD™ IS THE BRAND OF CHOICE
StayGuard™ brand of Ankle-Foot Orthosis is uniquely positioned as the brand of choice for medical professionals with distribution to both developed and developing markets. Made with premium materials, our Ankle-Foot Orthosis is designed to improve walking functions for people with certain medical conditions, and may also shorten the recovery period after traumas. StayGuard™ Ankle-Foot Orthosis supports are commonly used with patients suffering from conditions such as stroke, muscle weakness, cerebral palsy, trauma, and arthritis. They are available in multiple sizes and manufactured following strict GMP, ISO, CE, and USFDA standards.
Your AFO should not hurt to wear. Wear a long cotton sock under the brace. The sock absorbs sweat and helps prevent rubbing. We also recommend wearing a long sock so that you can fold the top of the sock over your AFO, to prevent it from driving down your leg. When humid weather occurs you can apply some baby powder on your leg to cut down on moisture and friction. Loose straps on the front side of your AFO and slowly slide it into the brace. Make sure that the foot is properly positioned and fasten all the straps securely.
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How can I adjust my AFO?
We highly recommend only allowing an orthopedist to make adjustments. Due to its design, the device requires to be handled by a qualified professional.
Could AFO leave any red marks on the skin?
It is normal to see red marks where pressure has been applied, but they should disappear in 20 minutes. However, if you notice any blistering you should immediately notify your healthcare provider to check the fit or make any adjustments.
How should I take care of my AFO?
Your AFO should be cleaned at least once per week. You can clean it by wiping it with a cloth damped in rubbing alcohol and dry it with a towel or let it dry naturally. However, keep in mind you should never soak your AFO in water.
What should be worn under my AFO?
Healthcare professionals advise wearing long, well-fitting, and un-patterned cotton socks or tights between your skin and AFO.