Ferrari AFO, carbon fibre reinforced
The orthosis is made of polypropen with carbon fibre reinforcements with the help of vacuum over a plaster of paris positive. The foot and below knee parts overlap each othet creating dorsi flexion motion stop. The structure helps a patient with plantar flexion weakness to stretch his/hers knees. The structure is to be so stabile that it does not lose its shape in weight bearing and walking. With children in school age carbon fibre reinforcements are most often needed in order to avoid deformations of the structure of the orthosis.