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
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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

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

Side effect Patients
Balance worsened 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using AFO-Blue Rocker

Dosage Patients
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking AFO-Blue Rocker

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using AFO-Blue Rocker

Duration Patients
2 years or more 1

Stopped using AFO-Blue Rocker

Duration Patients
3-6 months 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 1

Adherence


Always
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1
33%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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2
67%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
33%
Somewhat hard to take
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0
0%
A little hard to take
Patients
1
33%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
1
33%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
33%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
2
67%
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2 patient evaluations for AFO-Blue Rocker

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grandma5
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grandma5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See grandma5's full AFO-Blue Rocker history

Apr 15, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Foot drop)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe the usage of ths AFO has kept me walking much better than before using it. I went to a KFO because the weakness in my left leg has gotten worse.

  • 0 helpful marks
speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

See speechlessinseattle's full AFO-Blue Rocker history

Sep 3, 2010 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Foot drop)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Foot drop)
  • side effects
    Mild (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

Jun 9, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Foot drop)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: make sure they are gonna work before you buy them
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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