Richie AeroSpring

Richie Brace Aerospring Offloading System

Walking boots (also called walking casts) have long been the standard of care for Achilles tendon rupture, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar heel syndrome, sprain, and arthritis of the midfoot joints. The Richie Brace Aerospring Offloading System addresses and eliminates the most common reasons of poor patient compliance compared to a traditional walking cast.

Compare the the Richie Brace AeroSpring system to a walking boot or walking brace
Richie AeroSpring System(AFO) Walking Boot/Walking Brace/Walking Cast
Weight Lightweight and more flexible Heavy, clumsy, bulky, and more rigid
Leg-Length No leg-length discrepancy Significant leg-length discrepancy
Gait Near normal gait Significant gait disturbance
Driving Able to drive a car with brace in place Can not drive a car with brace in place
Balance Minimal impact on balance Significant impact on balance
Foot support Total foot support and alignment No foot support
Tendon Loading Dynamic tendon loading Dynamic tendon loading
Ankle Contact Relief notch to avoid pressure on the tibial tuberosity and patellar tendon. Contact and pressure at the ankle