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    Mr Coffee, With that type of Ankle joint there is...

    Mr Coffee, With that type of Ankle joint there is a plastic attachement that can be placed on the front and rubber bands added for a Dorsi assist. It's black and may already be on the joint. ...
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    Mr Coffee- So sometimes you do want a slant on...

    Mr Coffee- So sometimes you do want a slant on the foot to leg section depending on what neutral is for you, but then you post under the foot, this may be what your orthotist is doing for you now. ...
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    On the KAFO-What is the ankle joint set up like? ...

    On the KAFO-What is the ankle joint set up like? At reast when it's not on you what position is it in? From there where can you move it? Are there rubber bands on the front or back of the joint? ...
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    Mr. Coffee, Sorry to hear about your new KAFO. I...

    Mr. Coffee, Sorry to hear about your new KAFO. I like their Knee orthosis, but not a huge fan of their KAFO's. Not to say that other's aren't I just haven't had much luck. I've also had several...
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    Hi Fayeboo, If you do not have any muscle...

    Hi Fayeboo,
    If you do not have any muscle weakness issues and it is purely a ligamentous problem then a functional knee orthosis could be used. Such as the lineman wear at football games. My...
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    Alpentalic, just a suggestion but have your...

    Alpentalic, just a suggestion but have your therapist play the "magazine" game with you next time you are in the PB's. Just work on standing balance and if you feel like you are going to fall...
  7. Coffee, the reason your knee doesn't hyperextend...

    Coffee, the reason your knee doesn't hyperextend as greatly is b/c of the limitation of plantarflexion. There is a direct correlation b/w the ankle and knee movements thats why often the solution...
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    I've been sitting here debating wether I should...

    I've been sitting here debating wether I should respond to this post. First off I'm sorry that the experience isn't going as well as you had hoped. That being said things can be done to...
  9. Sorry another thought. Obviously you will have...

    Sorry another thought. Obviously you will have good and bad in every profession. The other problem is you don't have people who are honest and upfront about not being able to handel a situation. ...
  10. Daisy, the ankle joint has it's positive and...

    Daisy, the ankle joint has it's positive and negatives. I personally feel the positives outweigh the negatives. First off it could allow for better toe clearance by placing the ankle in a greater...
  11. :thinking: So I was thinking about this today as...

    :thinking: So I was thinking about this today as I was dealing with a patient with similiar type issues.

    Here's the thing, to truely block the tone your foot needs to be brought into about 6-8...
  12. Flexion tone or extensor tone? It sounds like at...

    Flexion tone or extensor tone? It sounds like at the knee you are talking about a flexion tone and at the ankle and extension tone pattern, it seems a little funny. Is your knee straight once the...
  13. So I'm trying to visualize what you are asking...

    So I'm trying to visualize what you are asking but I'm a little confused by the mixture of talking about the knee and the hip in this way. The Link above is for one type of stance control knee joint...
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    So I think I can help but some more info would...

    So I think I can help but some more info would also be helpful. For example what makes you think that the knee brace is the solution? Do you have movement below your knees, your profile states...
  15. Thread: Drop Foot

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    Hi Carolyn, There's actually a product out that...

    Hi Carolyn,
    There's actually a product out that if the FES works for you might help with your drop foot on a daily basis. It's called the "Walkabout" and unfortunately is only supplied by a company...
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    I'll give you my two cents. I think the book...

    I'll give you my two cents.

    I think the book answer would be that your would make a difficult RGO pt and even more difficult KAFO. But that doesn't mean it hasn't been done. If you can ask you...
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    Darkeye's, Check out those PW minor shoes. I...

    Darkeye's, Check out those PW minor shoes. I hate to say it but you get what you pay for and I find that people who wear shoes out quickly typically are also buying cheap shoes. Buy a good pair and...
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    Betheny, So I'll start with you. First off you...

    Betheny, So I'll start with you.
    First off you shouldn't except the fact that you have to wear two different sz shoes. Is your footplate all the way to your toes? Does it need to be? Does there...
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    Darkeye's, From reading your earlier post on...

    Darkeye's,
    From reading your earlier post on this thread I'm assuming that you have Solid ankle polymer AFO's = plastic AFO's that have no joints and just run behind your leg. If I'm wrong please...
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    Sorry for a little bit of confusion; Pt = patient...

    Sorry for a little bit of confusion; Pt = patient and PT= physical therapist, so what I was saying is that for that particular kind of joint the orthotist needs to be selective to the patient he is...
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    A GRAFO, ground reaction Ankle foot orthosis,...

    A GRAFO, ground reaction Ankle foot orthosis, come up in the front of the leg rather then just being behind the leg. The biomechanical advantage to this is that you have an extension moment placed...
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    Hi J, You should talk to your therapist/doctor...

    Hi J, You should talk to your therapist/doctor about potential use of a contracture orthosis. This would involve either a joint that is Dynamic (has a spring that places a constant tension on the...
  23. I have one of those Costco overlays myself, they...

    I have one of those Costco overlays myself, they are well worth the money and should hold up for a very long time. I use temper foam or T-foam at work sometimes as well, it's good stuff!!
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    LdyKawakii- Not to but in...but the real question...

    LdyKawakii- Not to but in...but the real question should be to your insurance company. The main difference is the addition of the Heavy duty material charge, which is a L2755 (as long as my memory...
  25. Daisy, I find your comments about walking like a...

    Daisy, I find your comments about walking like a penguin interesting. It may be a question of alingment of the foot & ankle complex in the initial casting, which is crucial for success. You also...
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