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What are AFOs?
Jul 21, 2004
... i was reading my medical records today and they said when i was 4 i had AFOs. My question is what are AFOs. i'm just curious and i don't think my guardian is sure what they are. ... (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Jul 22, 2004
... thanks everyone for telling me what they are. i figured they were some type of brace but i wasn't sure. ... (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Jul 21, 2004
... Hi! My son wears DAFO's, which are very similar to AFO's but are made of a more lightweight flexible type plasic rather than the stiffer thicker plasic of most AFO's. AFO's are 'ankle foot orthosis'. Basically an ankle brace. ... (10 replies)

What are AFOs?
Aug 21, 2004
... Have you told any medical person that those AFO's hurt? If you're supposed to wear them all day but they hurt when doing that, could there be something wrong with them? Just my two (euro)cents. (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Aug 20, 2004
... i wear AFO's on both legs they are thick but lightweight and only hurt when I wear them all day (even though Im supposed to) Amber (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Jul 22, 2004
... I wear an AFO for lower leg spasticity and foot drop. I love my brace because it is extremely lightweight. It is made from a polycarbon material and kevlar (what they use for bullet proof vests). My PT is always asking me to "remove the James Bond Attachement". It is called a toe-off brace and you can find a site online to check it out. Advancements have come a long... (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Jul 22, 2004
... or steel is still being used in some leg braces. A child in my sons class wears a pair of braces that go clear up to his waist, and from what I saw they looked like they had a thin metal rod on the sides with plastic attached, that contoured around each leg. ... (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Jul 22, 2004
... Yes, my son's have all been made from plastic. But not all manufacturers are equal. Early on the plastic was still pretty heavy, but later his therapists started ordering from a company called Cascade in Oregon, I believe. ... (10 replies)
... The doctors actually were trying to talk me out of it saying "So what if he walks on his toes"? ... (6 replies)
What are AFOs?
Aug 21, 2004
... I would think by saying they hurt, Amber means that the AFO's make her legs/feet tired and sore, just from the way the AFO's react or fight against her natural movements all day. I wore full leg braces from 5 to 8 and ankle braces from 8 to 11... Knee surgeries at 11 made it possible for me never to wear braces again :) (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Jul 22, 2004
... Yes, all my braces for legs and ankles were made from heavy steel and leather :nono: (10 replies)
What are AFOs?
Jul 22, 2004
... Sounds like they've replaced the steel leg braces us older folks wore with plastic versions. That has to be a lot lighter - and less apt to squeak. Jack (10 replies)
What to ask
Mar 7, 2008
... If so the questions you ask should be the unanswered questions in your head. What can we achieve in regard to his capabilities? ... (1 replies)
AFO's
Jan 13, 2009
... his last AFOs, and they worked really well. They cost 50.00 plus shipping. He had them for a year and they were well worth it. I had his therapist measure his AFOs so I knew exactly what size shoes to buy because they are so expensive. ... (12 replies)
Night AFO
Jan 20, 2005
... Because I was never in AFOs for any extended period as a child, I have complete foot breakdown. I really related to what you said about your big toe on the other thread. My toes are doing the same thing. ... (12 replies)
Night AFO
Jan 17, 2005
... I had the hamstring lengthening as well, at 8. That's what got me up and walking. I was pulled out of afos at about 9, being told that I no longer needed them. Well, now I have foot problems that clearly show that I should have stayed in afos all along. ... (12 replies)
... Sure! Thanks for sharing! I think one of the drawbacks of this board is that we don't really know how everyone gets around, or what type of CP everybody has. ... (34 replies)
CP and Walkers
Feb 4, 2005
... fact way, and if you are comfortable in your own skin, most people will be accepting of you. ... (3 replies)
... You are raising a lot of good questions about potential surgery for your son. We have been through this recently, so I'm happy to share what I can. ... (9 replies)
... ad to learn to walk all over again, as the ankle joint offers no range of motion. Therefore, balance is compromised. After 26 years of no AFOs, you can imagine what my feet looked and felt like, and my knees felt horrible too. ... (34 replies)




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