AFO prepreg glassfibre spring

AFOs, custom made

AFO prepreg glassfibre spring orthosis is custom made over a plaster positive model out of polypropylene. The polypropylene sheet and the prepreg glassfibre spring are heated over 200 degrees C in an oven and vacuum molded on the cast at the same time. The spring gives a certain amount of range of motion of plantar and dorsiflexion in the ankle. It helps lifting the toes in swing through and controls the foot in heel strike. It also helps to control the knee in stance phase.