AFO = Ankle Foot Orthosis
KAFO = Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
HKAFO = Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
RGO = Reciprocating Gait Orthosis
deformities = non-physiological shape, the shape of limbs that need correction
dorsiflexion = upward movement of ankle joint
plantar flexion = downward movement of ankle joint
CNS = central nervous system
Subtalar joint = also known as talocalcaneal joint, is a joint of the foot where talus (one of the ankle bones) and the calcaneus (heel bone) meet
Orthosis = a Splint that is worn on the outside of a limb or body part for correction or stabilization.
Prosthetic = a limb replacement that is worn for regaining the function or as cosmetic cover of the missing body part, e.g.
Prosthesis = artificial leg/arm etc O&P professional = Orthotic & Prosthetic professional
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An ankle-foot orthosis, or AFO, is a support intended to control the position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or correct deformities. AFOs can be used to support weak limbs, or to position a limb with contracted muscles into a more normal position. In addition, AFOs are used to control foot drop caused by a variety of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders.
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