DAFO 3.5 Softy

PF resist, DF resist, Softy Liner

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DAFO 3.5 Softy

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Key Features

Custom fabricated from cast
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
Softy Liner
made of foam provides more comfortable control of feet that are difficult to align or have sensitive boney prominences
Full wrap-around shell
for flexible control of foot position and alignment
Defined plantar surface contours
Other liner materials are available
including Polyethylene, Co-poly, and OP Flex

Indications

  • For patients who have excessive pronation or supination.
  • For patients who have excessive plantarfelxion 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 4 or DAFO 3.
  • For patients who need assistance in managing knee position in flexion and/or extension.
  • For patients who need a resting splint.

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: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 Softy

This before-and-after video shows a patient wearing a DAFO 3.5 Softy orthosis on his affected side. The DAFO 3.5 Softy uses a soft foam linter to provide comfortble wrap-around control of a fixed, less correctable foot. This is combined with a leaf-spring style posterior upright, providing graded resistance to ankle movement.

Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 Softy

Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 with PE Liner

This adult patient, with a diagnosis of Charcot Marie Tooth, benefits from the stability and support provided by a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 orthoses. The DAFO 3.5 combines full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that provides graded resistance to ankle movement. The braces have been optimized to accomodate the patient's uncorrectable foot position and boney prominences.

Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency | DAFO 3.5 with PE Liner

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5

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

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5