What is Foot/ankle splint?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic splint

See also: Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

A foot/ankle splint or brace, sometimes known as an ankle-foot orthosis or AFO, is used to keep weak or spastic ankles in a more comfortable position. They may be prescribed by an occupational or physical therapist.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Foot drop 6 2
Weakness in left ankle 2 0
Foot drop (right) 1 0
Heel spur 1 0
Pain in ankles 1 1
Pain in heel(s) 1 1

Show all 10 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Foot/ankle splint

Side effect Patients
Increased spasticity in early morning 1
Stiffness in knees 1

Why patients stopped taking Foot/ankle splint

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
See all 6 patients who've stopped using Foot/ankle splint

Duration

Currently using Foot/ankle splint

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped using Foot/ankle splint

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Foot/ankle splint

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Apr 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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