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Key Features

Custom fabricated from cast
Fully integrated padding
Full wrap-around shell
for flexible control of foot position and alignment
Proximal posterior
blocks plantarflexion and provides additional medial/lateral stability
Streamlined and sturdy hinged ankle control
Defined plantar surface contours

Indications

  • For patients who have strong habits of plantarflexion which results in moderate to strong toe walking with significant heel rise.
  • For patients who require tall posterior control for hyperextension of the knee.
  • For patients who have excessive pronation or supination.
  • For patients who desire or need hinges for other reasons.

Product video | DAFO 2

This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 2

Product video | DAFO 2

Before & After: Hyperextension | DAFO 2

The patient in this before-and-after video exhibits strong knee hyperextension. He benefits from the stability and control provided by a pair of custom-fabricated hinged DAFO 2 orthoses. The DAFO 2 provides comfortable, wrap-around foot control with a hinged proximal upright designed to block ankle plantarflexion.

Before & After: Hyperextension | DAFO 2

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2

A young girl wears a hinged DAFO 2 on her left side to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The custom-fabricated DAFO 2 combines full wrap-around foot control with a hinged proximal upgright designed to block plantarflexion.

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 2

Case study | Excess plantarflexion: a view of the same patient at age 2 and age 7

This case study video shows the same patient, Summer, at age 2 and age 7. Summer has a diagnosis of schizencephaly and exhibits strong excess plantarflexion (toe walking) with high muscle tone. At age 2, she wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 3 Softy plantarflexion block orthoses to help control foot position. At age 7, Summer wears a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 2 orthoses -- hinged plantarflexion block style orthoses. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist: Cindy Diener, CPO.

Case study | Excess plantarflexion: a view of the same patient at age 2 and age 7

Niles: Excessive Plantarflexion

This patient case study video follows Niles, a 5-year-old boy who exhibits excess plantarflexion on his affected side. Niles diagnosis is cerebral palsy (hemiplegia). Niles' pediatric physical therapist, Vicki Schwartz, narrates this video and discusses some of the exercises she uses during the PT session. Niles wears a hinged custom fabricated DAFO 2 to provide foot and ankle stability.

Niles: Excessive Plantarflexion

Adam: Hyperextension

A young boy with knee hyperextension experiences improvement in stability and gait pattern when introduced to a combined regimen of bracing and physical therapy. This video demonstrates the brace selection process from assessing the patient’s needs, to assessing the outcome.

 Adam: Hyperextension

Brace movement | DAFO 2

This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 2.

Brace movement | DAFO 2

Brace movement | DAFO 3 and DAFO 2

This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3 as compared to the DAFO 2. Both braces are designed to block excess plantarflexion which can present as toe walking or knee hyperextension.

Brace movement | DAFO 3 and DAFO 2