Ossur AFO Light Foot Drop Brace Information
The Ossur AFO Light provides necessary support only where it is needed thus eliminating unnecessary bulk and providing a cosmetically appealing look.
Utilizing the best of "Flex-Foot" technology and the energy storing properties of carbon fiber. The AFO Light offers a strong and lightweight solution for people with mild to moderate of drop foot.
The Ossur AFO Light is for for AFO users with mild to moderate drop foot secondary to a variety of neurological conditions. The product comprises a footplate, posterior strut, and a calf piece. A simple velcro strapping system facilitates donning and doffing.
The product is provided with silicone padding and a thermo-formable tube covering the heel part of the posterior spring. This combination results in easier donning of the AFO and prevents damage of the padding in this vulnerable area. An elastic band connects the separate calf-piece to the posterior spring. This connection allows semi-controlled upward and downward motion in synchronization with ankle plantar flexion and dorsal flexion. Excessive rubbing and migration of the calf-piece from the calf is, therefore, reduced. This product is available in black color only.
- Flex-Foot Carbon Fiber
- Dynamic motion
- High durability
- Energy return
- Excellent weight to strength ratio
- Stiffness gradient at heel and toe part corresponds to ground
reaction forces as they are
applied to the foot
- Gait assistance: -
Gradual plantar flexion at initial contact - Energy return and assisted
propulsion of the limb at toe off - Supports the foot for ground-clearance during swing
phase Good fit for most types of shoes
- Simple to use. Fits easily into most shoes
- Movable calf-piece
Ossur AFO Light is indicated for drop foot secondary to: CVA MS Charcot Marie Tooth disease & other neurological conditions.
- Prevent drop foot
- Prevent falling
- Stabilize gait
- Reduce foot contractures
- Improve ambulation
- Improve quality of life
This brace is rated Level IV
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Ossur AFO Lite Instructions
What is a Foot Drop?
Foot drop is an inability or difficulty in moving the ankle and toes upward (dorsiflexion) due to weakness of the muscles in front of the leg.
Foot drop is characterized by a steppage gait where the person with a foot drop slaps the foot down onto the floor when the heel strikes the ground.
HCPCS Code: L1930