Dynamic Carbon Fibre AFO
The dynamic carbon fibre AFO is used on the MMC-patients whose lesion level is between L4-S3. In L4-, S1- and S2-levels the orthosis has a supracondylar support on the upper part to support the knee joint. With these supports partly functional muscles combined with the knee extensors can perform a 15 degree movement in the ankle joint. In traditional orthoses the movement is free, which requires more muscle work when standing or walking. In the carbon fibre AFO the movement is created by a posterior carbon fibre spring. The rigidness of the spring is chosen according to the wearers weight and activity level. This orthosis creates a more economical walking, thus enabling longer walking distances and a more natural walking cycle. The AFO is also more durable than the average thermoplastic one.