What are the clinical indications for the Richie Brace Dynamic Assist?
- Post CVA
- Mild Muscular Dystrophy
- Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
- Post Spinal Cord Surgery
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Diabetic Charcot deformity without severe equinus
How does the Richie Brace Dynamic Assist work to help these conditions?
The brace has a dynamic dorsiflexion-assist that controls varus/valgus alignment of the foot. It allows unrestricted sagittal ankle motion and provides semi-rigid lower limb support with a custom orthotic footplate and Tamarack ® flexural ankle joints.
What are the contraindications for this brace?
The brace is not recommended for patients with:
- Spasticity of the plantar flexors or invertor muscle groups
- Moderate to severe weakness of plantar flexors
- Severe equinus (ankle dorsiflexion of zero degrees or less)
- Unstable knee
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