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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
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
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 2
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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: 3 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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