Ankle Foot Orthosis/AFO
A plastic AFO is a custom fabricated, molded plastic device that encloses the back of the calf and bottom of the foot. It can be fabricated with or without ankle motion. It is worn inside a lace-up shoe.
A plastic AFO is generally used with patients suffering from neurological or orthopedic conditions. Examples of neurological conditions would be stroke, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. In these cases, the AFO functions by maintaining the affected joints in proper alignment to overcome weakness or muscle imbalance.