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Key Features

Custom fabricated from cast
Fully integrated padding
Strap variations
include elastic or solid Velcro
Proximal posterior
provides "leaf-spring" like resistance to ankle plantarflexion and dorsiflexion
Strut variations
include very flexible, moderately flexible, and semi-rigid
Full wraparound shell
for flexible control of foot position and alignment
Defined plantar surface contours

Indications

  • For patients who have excessive pronation or supination.
  • For patients who have excessive plantarflexion or dorsiflexion.
  • For patients who have knee hyperextension.
  • For patients who have some voluntary control that is very useful and can use that control to increase overall function..
  • For patients who need more medial/lateral stability than possible in the DAFO 3 or DAFO 4.
  • For patients who need assistance in managing knee position in flexion and/or extension.
  • For patients who need a resting splint.

Product Variations

DAFO 3.5

DAFO 3.5

Very flexible strut

Choose the very flexible strut option when using the DAFO 3.5 to address Strong High Tone Pronation/Supination or Moderate Swing Phase Inconsistency; when minimal sagittal plane control is desired.

DAFO 3.5

DAFO 3.5

Semi-rigid strut

Choose the semi-rigid strut option when using the DAFO 3.5 to address Strong Swing Phase Inconsistency or Moderate Excess Dorsiflexion; when more control in the sagittal plane is desired.

Product video | DAFO 3.5

This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 3.5

Product video | DAFO 3.5

Before & After: Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

A young girl with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome wears a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control swing phase inconsistency. The DAFO 3.5 combines full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior that provides graded resistance to ankle movement.

Before & After: Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency

This dramatic before-and-after video shows a patient who exhibits severe pronation and swing phase inconsistency benefit from the assistance of a DAFO. This patient's feet are fully correctable -- she is wearing Cascade Dafo's custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 braces (plantarflexion-resist AFOs), optimized for control of her pronation and relief of boney prominences.

Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3.5

This pediatric patient wears DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The DAFO 3.5 is a custom-fabricated plantarflexion-resist AFO, combining full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that provides graded resistance to ankle movement.

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3.5

Case study | Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

This video follows a young patient over time. This patient exhibits swing phase inconsistency and an unstable, ataxic gait. He is casted for a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 3.5 plantarflexion resist braces to help provide him with support and stability. The DAFO 3.5 combines wrap-arond foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that comfortably provides graded resistance to ankle movement. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist, Larry Paise, CPO.

Case study | Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5

This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3.5.

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5

Product video | DAFO 3.5 & DAFO FlexiSport comparison

This product video compares the DAFO 3.5 and the DAFO FlexiSport, two functionally similar braces styles. Watch the video to learn how they differ and what patients would benefit from each brace style.

Product video | DAFO 3.5 & DAFO FlexiSport comparison

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5 and DAFO FlexiSport side-by-side comparison

This side-by-side comparison shows how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3.5 as compared to the DAFO FlexiSport. Both of these leaf-spring style braces are designed to resist both plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. The DAFO FlexiSport is designed for bigger, more active patients, while the DAFO 3.5 is intended for smaller patients.

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5 and  DAFO FlexiSport side-by-side comparison