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 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

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