AFO, ankle-foot orthosis, moderate restriction of varus/valgus, with/without ankle joints and inner sandal, prefabricated


Orthosis providing restricted motion to the ankle joint. Controlling medial/lateral motion.
Different versions exist:
* with side bars with small or fully leg cuff made partly of metal or plastic
* incorporating individually adjustable metal ankle joints
* mounted on individually made inner sandal of leather. Located inside the shoe
* also available connected to standard footwear.

Production Type

Prefabricated (ready to use or adjustable)

Activities and Responsibilities Supplier

Classification ISO 9999

061206060600 - Orthosis, lower limb, ankle-foot, to reduce deformity, normal load



User Characteristics

Indications are for example instabilities in the foot-ankle complex due to neurological deficiencies, trauma or other patho-mechanical deviation.

Indications are for example:
* central-motoric paresis (moderate peroneus loss)
* moderate varus/valgus instability at the ankle joint.

User Characteristics ICF Code

Contra Indication Text

In case of spasms no springs

Intended Use Text

Supposed to guide the patho-mechanical and/or paralysed ankle-foot complex in the best possible position during and for ambulating, enabling standing and walking in order to participate in society.

Intended Use ICF Code

1b7150 - To support, protect or train stability of a single joint
1iu1.2 - To reduce deformities in alignment
1iu2.1 - To limit range of joint motion
2d4154 - To support or train maintaining a standing position
2d450 - To support or train walking

Related Terms

Guiding orthosis
Fuhrungsorthese mit Walkschuh (Germany)
Lahmungsorthese met Walkschuh (Germany)
Hinged at AFO