DeRoos-Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis
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Adjustable Dynamic Orthosis
The D-DAFO’s unique dynamic design and materials redefine excellence
in orthotic treatment for pediatric neuromuscular patients. This orthosis
addresses all segments of the foot and ankle complex into a corrected
alignment, with the adjustability to limit and allow specific movements
as needed for ideal patient function and development.
When determining the most beneficial orthotic options for a pediatric
patient, it is important to consider not only the specific movements
the orthosis will stop and limit, but equally important to consider
which movements to assist and encourage. The D-DAFO enables the dynamic
support to build muscle control, proprioception, and balance.
The D-DAFO’s circumferential, total contact, dynamic system,
controls and guides the tibia through the motions that stabilize the
lower limb. Working together in unison, the pre-tibial shell, tongue,
flanges, and elastic Velcro assist to control velocity, rotation,
and range of tibial advancement over the foot.
Every aspect of each D-DAFO, including custom variable material thickness,
shank angle, padding, intrinsic/extrinsic posting, trim lines, pre-tibial
shell/tongue height, closures and reinforcements are tailored to the
unique needs of each patient.
Orthotic Specialists works in a team approach with the medical community.
The various orthotic designs that we provide are intended to treat
a variety of specific conditions and symptoms. All patients requiring
orthotic treatment should be evaluated by a physician who is trained
in determining appropriate orthotic design.
1. Prevent Deformity- This is done by maintaining ROM(Range Of Motion),
maintaining correct alignment, and limiting potentially damaging motions.
2. Improve function- This is done by preventing deformity, providing
stability, and applying the "best" design for the patient.
3. Facilitate Development- This is done through an ongoing process
of evaluation and working with Physicians, Therapists, and family
to provide the best design for achieving rehab and developmental goals.
4. Fulfilling Goals set forth by patient’s family with orthotic