What is a ground reaction force AFO?

What is a ground reaction force AFO?

GRAFO stands for Ground Reaction Ankle Foot Orthoses. The GRAFO is a type of orthotic device that reaches around to the front of the knee extending down to the ankle. In contrast, a regular AFO extends at the rear of the lower limb. The purpose of a GRAFO is to provide mechanically-induced stability to the lower limb.

How does floor reaction AFO work?

An AFO is a device that supports the ankle and foot area of the body and extends from below the knee down to and including the foot. This device is used to control instabilities in the lower limb by maintaining proper alignment and controlling motion.

What are AFO’s used for?

An ankle foot orthosis (AFO) is used to improve walking patterns by reducing, preventing or limiting movement of the lower leg and foot and by supporting weak muscles. They are also used to maintain joint alignment, accommodate deformity and to help reduce spasticity.

What is a ground reaction AFO?

The floor (ground) reaction AFO provides optimal dorsiflexion stop mechanics for crouch gait patterns. It can be fabricated with a molded inner bootie to help provide improved foot alignment in the AFO to reduce tone.

What are ankle foot orthotics (AFOs)?

Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFOs) Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics is an expert in manufacturing and fitting ankle foot orthotics (AFOs). All our AFOs are manufactured using the best materials. Our custom fabricated AFOs utilize a cast or scan of the patients.

How do you use a floor reaction AFO with an anterior panel?

If the floor reaction AFO has a detachable anterior panel, loosen the straps on the side of the panel 3. To slide the foot and leg into the FRAFO, plantarflex the ankle (point the toes down) through the top of the orthosis (see figure 4).

What is the Boston O&P reaction AFO?

The articulated AFO can be fabricated with a molded inner bootie to help reduce tone by providing improved foot alignment. The Boston O&P floor (ground) reaction AFO is used to treat conditions including excessive pronation, heel eversion, forefoot abduction, and crouch gait.