AFO (ankle-foot orthosis)
A brace usually made of plastic that is worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop.

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  • Ankle-foot orthosis — (abbreviated: AFO) is a brace, usually plastic, worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop. Also known as a foot drop brace.AFOs are commonly used in the treatment… …   Wikipedia

  • ankle-foot orthosis — (AFO) any orthotic device for the lower limb that encloses the ankle and foot and does not extend above the knee; often there is a cuff or other device in the region of the knee or upper calf to take weight off the limb …   Medical dictionary

  • Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) — A brace (usually plastic) worn on the lower leg and foot to support the ankle, hold the foot and ankle in the correct position, and correct foot drop …   Medical dictionary

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  • AFO — ankle/foot orthotic [brace or cast]; ankle foot orthosis * * * ankle foot orthosis …   Medical dictionary

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  • Orthotics — Not to be confused with Prosthetics. Orthotist , orthopaedic brace and ankle foot orthotic (AFO) redirect here, where they are dealt with in their respective sections. Two different braces used to treat scoliosis Orthotics (Greek: Ορθός, ortho,… …   Wikipedia

  • Toe walking — refers to a condition where a person walks on his or her toes without putting much weight on the heel or any other part of the foot. Toe walking in toddlers is common. These children eventually adopt a normal walking pattern as they grow older.… …   Wikipedia

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