What is AFO-Blue Rocker?

Category: Equipment

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Generic Name: Ankle Foot Orthosis AFO

An AFO or "foot brace" is a plastic brace fastened with velcro straps around the foot to prevent tripping or foot drop.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Foot drop 6 2
Improve mobility 2 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with AFO-Blue Rocker

Pain 1
Balance worsened 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using AFO-Blue Rocker)
Dosage Patients
as needed 1
1 other daily 1
8 hr daily 1
16 hr daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped using AFO-Blue Rocker

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using AFO-Blue Rocker
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 2
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
0 0%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
2 100%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 50%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
1 50%
Not at all
0 0%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 100%
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1 patient evaluation for AFO-Blue Rocker

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See speechlessinseattle's full AFO-Blue Rocker history

Sep 3, 2010 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: I have the blue rockers orthos. I wouldnt recomend them to anyone. they are expensive, they dont work, and are a real pain in the a@# to put on.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

Nov 1, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

Jun 9, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: make sure they are gonna work before you buy them
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

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