What is Second ankle-foot orthosis?

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.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Second ankle-foot orthosis

Side effect Patients
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
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Cost per month
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$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 0
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1 patient evaluation for Second ankle-foot orthosis

Jul 24, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for support right foot when walking)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Getting new AFO 7/27/2011 due to shrinking calf muscles. Allows me to stand while transferring from wheelchair.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 27, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for support right foot when walking)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: my mobility is quickly diminishing - the braces are all that keep me upright!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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