Ankle Foot Orthesis (AFO)refitting

June 19, 2010

One of the unfortunate conditions a stroke survivor contends with is pain.  Lety will often describe pain in her lower left leg on which she wears an AFO.  This device is absolutely essential to her for standing, walking and transferring.  Today we paid a visit to an orthotics vendor who initially fitted the AFO.  We found the fit grew extremely tight due to some edema in her ankle.   The technician adjusted the AFO to allow for a little more room.  This was helpful to Lety and allowed her to tolerate wearing this device for longer periods of time.

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