Hinged AFO with Plantar Flexion Stop

The orthosis is made of two polypropen components that overlap each other behind the ankle joint. Plantarflexion is restricted to a desired angle and dorsiflexion movement is free. With the design it is possible to correct equinus of the ankle and recurvatum of the knee. Hemiplegia patients have difficulties to don and doff orthoses which has to be taken in to consideration in the design.