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    Q1 - No, my orthotist watched me riding and then prepared the cast in slightly plantar flexion. The first brace was plastic for trial but it worked really well so we just went straight on to the carbon fibre brace without modifications.

    Q2 - I think a hinged brace that you could lock would allow for some trial - it would also allow you to have just one brace that you could also walk in. The hinge doesn't work for me as I have completely flail ankle - no plantar or dorsi at all, so the rigid is good (I also have a 'numb bum').

    Q3 - No need for anything on the footplate. As its a fully molded brace (comes up the sides of my feet) within a cycling shoes, the whole lot contacts the whole of my foot with no movement so no problems.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coBGT9aRu84 There is a guy that rides bilateral AFO's that might give you some more ideas. Good luck.
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    Someone here a long time helped me find the perfect AFO (actually it was a KAFO at first then transformed into an AFO from townsend). They make really nice looking afo's and are carbon fiber I believe.

    Keep at it!
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Date of injury (NA if not spinal-injured)?:
Feb 4, 2005
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CES L3/L4 - 2/4/05 - Thankful for excellent emergency surgery and recover
Broken Things: Motor Func
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To learn from others as the meet the challenge of SCI and to encourage others as well
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