AFOs designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle including Drop foot, PTTD, ankle sprains and other causes of foot and ankle pain.

Standard

Restricted Pivot

Dynamic Assist

AFOs designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle including Drop foot, PTTD, ankle sprains and other causes of foot and ankle pain.

The Richie Brace® - Standard

Features:

  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • Standard 35mm Heel Cup fits into the bottom of the heel counter of the shoe
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigid lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachment

Benefits:

  • Control of first Ray, Midtarsal and Subtalar joints
  • Control of Calcaneal inversion/eversion
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle Motion
  • Thin posterior plastic shell allows optimal shoe fit
  • No need to increase shoe size

Indications:

  • Mild to Moderate PTTD
  • Chronic Ankle Instability

Before / After

Before / After

The Richie Brace® - Dynamic Assist

A dorsiflexion-assist AFO for Dropfoot Conditions

Description:

The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace is a custom articulated ankle-foot-orthosis with two spring-like hinges, medial and lateral, to provide up to 15 degrees of dorsoflexion of the foot at the ankle joint during the swing phase of gait.

Clinical Indications:

The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace is indicated for the stabilization of the foot and ankle in patients with weakness of the dorsiflexor and evertor musces of the the lower leg. This presentation may be the result of:

  • Post CVA (stroke)
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Mild Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post Spinal Cord Surgery

Features:

  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • 35mm Heel Cup
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigind lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachement
  • Tamarack® flexural ankle joints

Benefits:

  • Dynamic dorsiflexion-assist
  • Control of varus/valgus alignment of the foot
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle motion
  • Optimal shoe fit

Brace Indicated for patients with:

  • Partial or complete dropfoot

Brace CAN be used if patient has:

  • Adducto-varus foot deformity
  • Diabetic Charcot deformity without severe equinus
  • Body weight over 200 pounds

Brace is NOT indicated for patients with:

  • Spasticity of plantar flexors or invertor muscle groups
  • Moderate to severe weakness of plantarflexors
  • Sever equinus (ankle dorsoflexion zero degrees or less)
  • Unstable knee

The Richie Brace® - Restricted Ankle Pivot

Modifications of the Standard Richie Brace®

Description:

A more rigid ankle articulation restricts ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion to a range under 5 degrees without disrupting a smooth contact and heel rise phase of gait. This model is suited for treatment of severe PTTD, mild dropfoot (also referred to as Foot Drop and Drop Foot conditions as well as degenerative arthritis of the ankle and hindfoot.

Clinical Indications:

  • DJD of Ankle or rearfoot
  • Drop Foot - Mild
  • Dropfoot with equinus
  • Stable Knee

The Richie Brace® has revolutionized the non-operative approach to the most challenging pathologies treated by the foot and ankle specialist.

The Richie Brace® is a custom ankle brace (ankle foot orthosis) designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle including Drop foot, PTTD, ankle sprains and other causes of foot and ankle pain. Introduced to the medical community in 1996, The Richie Brace has revolutionized the non-operative approach to the most challenging pathologies treated by the foot and ankle specialist.

With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace is ideally suited to stabilize rotational forces at the Midtarsal, Subtalar and Talo-Crural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.

 

The Richie Brace® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces and ankle-foot orthoses (AFO's). The lightweight construction and low profile design features of the Richie Brace allows better shoe fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury. Many of our patients can eventually recover and discontinue wearing their brace. That's why our commitment to "Restoring Mobility" is on every product we make.

The Richie Brace is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient's foot and lower leg. It's lightweight, low-profile design is preferred by patients over traditional longer leg solid shell ankle foot orthoses.

Standard

Restricted Pivot

Dynamic Assist

The Richie Brace® - Standard

Features:

  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • Standard 35mm Heel Cup fits into the bottom of the heel counter of the shoe
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigid lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachment

Benefits:

  • Control of first Ray, Midtarsal and Subtalar joints
  • Control of Calcaneal inversion/eversion
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle Motion
  • Thin posterior plastic shell allows optimal shoe fit
  • No need to increase shoe size

Indications:

  • Mild to Moderate PTTD
  • Chronic Ankle Instability

Before / After

Before / After

The Richie Brace® - Dynamic Assist

A dorsiflexion-assist AFO for Dropfoot Conditions

Description:

The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace is a custom articulated ankle-foot-orthosis with two spring-like hinges, medial and lateral, to provide up to 15 degrees of dorsoflexion of the foot at the ankle joint during the swing phase of gait.

Clinical Indications:

The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace is indicated for the stabilization of the foot and ankle in patients with weakness of the dorsiflexor and evertor musces of the the lower leg. This presentation may be the result of:

  • Post CVA (stroke)
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Mild Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post Spinal Cord Surgery

Features:

  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • 35mm Heel Cup
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigind lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachement
  • Tamarack® flexural ankle joints

Benefits:

  • Dynamic dorsiflexion-assist
  • Control of varus/valgus alignment of the foot
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle motion
  • Optimal shoe fit

Brace Indicated for patients with:

  • Partial or complete dropfoot

Brace CAN be used if patient has:

  • Adducto-varus foot deformity
  • Diabetic Charcot deformity without severe equinus
  • Body weight over 200 pounds

Brace is NOT indicated for patients with:

  • Spasticity of plantar flexors or invertor muscle groups
  • Moderate to severe weakness of plantarflexors
  • Sever equinus (ankle dorsoflexion zero degrees or less)
  • Unstable knee

The Richie Brace® - Restricted Ankle Pivot

Modifications of the Standard Richie Brace®

Description:

A more rigid ankle articulation restricts ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion to a range under 5 degrees without disrupting a smooth contact and heel rise phase of gait. This model is suited for treatment of severe PTTD, mild dropfoot (also referred to as Foot Drop and Drop Foot conditions as well as degenerative arthritis of the ankle and hindfoot.

Clinical Indications:

  • DJD of Ankle or rearfoot
  • Drop Foot - Mild
  • Dropfoot with equinus
  • Stable Knee

The Richie Brace® has revolutionized the non-operative approach to the most challenging pathologies treated by the foot and ankle specialist.

The Richie Brace® is a custom ankle brace (ankle foot orthosis) designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle including Drop foot, PTTD, ankle sprains and other causes of foot and ankle pain. Introduced to the medical community in 1996, The Richie Brace has revolutionized the non-operative approach to the most challenging pathologies treated by the foot and ankle specialist.

With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace is ideally suited to stabilize rotational forces at the Midtarsal, Subtalar and Talo-Crural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.

The Richie Brace® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces and ankle-foot orthoses (AFO's). The lightweight construction and low profile design features of the Richie Brace allows better shoe fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury. Many of our patients can eventually recover and discontinue wearing their brace. That's why our commitment to "Restoring Mobility" is on every product we make.

The Richie Brace is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient's foot and lower leg. It's lightweight, low-profile design is preferred by patients over traditional longer leg solid shell ankle foot orthoses.

AFOs designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle including Drop foot, PTTD, ankle sprains and other causes of foot and ankle pain.

The Richie Brace® - Standard

Features:

  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • Standard 35mm Heel Cup fits into the bottom of the heel counter of the shoe
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigid lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachment

Benefits:

  • Control of first Ray, Midtarsal and Subtalar joints
  • Control of Calcaneal inversion/eversion
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle Motion
  • Thin posterior plastic shell allows optimal shoe fit
  • No need to increase shoe size

Indications:

  • Mild to Moderate PTTD
  • Chronic Ankle Instability

The Richie Brace® - Dynamic Assist

A dorsiflexion-assist AFO for Dropfoot Conditions

Description:

The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace is a custom articulated ankle-foot-orthosis with two spring-like hinges, medial and lateral, to provide up to 15 degrees of dorsoflexion of the foot at the ankle joint during the swing phase of gait.

Clinical Indications:

The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace is indicated for the stabilization of the foot and ankle in patients with weakness of the dorsiflexor and evertor musces of the the lower leg. This presentation may be the result of:

  • Post CVA (stroke)
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Mild Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post Spinal Cord Surgery

Features:

  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • 35mm Heel Cup
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigind lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachement
  • Tamarack® flexural ankle joints

Benefits:

  • Dynamic dorsiflexion-assist
  • Control of varus/valgus alignment of the foot
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle motion
  • Optimal shoe fit

Brace Indicated for patients with:

  • Partial or complete dropfoot

Brace CAN be used if patient has:

  • Adducto-varus foot deformity
  • Diabetic Charcot deformity without severe equinus
  • Body weight over 200 pounds

Brace is NOT indicated for patients with:

  • Spasticity of plantar flexors or invertor muscle groups
  • Moderate to severe weakness of plantarflexors
  • Sever equinus (ankle dorsoflexion zero degrees or less)
  • Unstable knee

The Richie Brace® - Restricted Ankle Pivot

Modifications of the Standard Richie Brace®

Description:

A more rigid ankle articulation restricts ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion to a range under 5 degrees without disrupting a smooth contact and heel rise phase of gait. This model is suited for treatment of severe PTTD, mild dropfoot (also referred to as Foot Drop and Drop Foot conditions as well as degenerative arthritis of the ankle and hindfoot.

Clinical Indications:

  • DJD of Ankle or rearfoot
  • Drop Foot - Mild
  • Dropfoot with equinus
  • Stable Knee

The Richie Brace® is a custom ankle brace (ankle foot orthosis) designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle including Drop foot, PTTD, ankle sprains and other causes of foot and ankle pain. Introduced to the medical community in 1996, The Richie Brace has revolutionized the non-operative approach to the most challenging pathologies treated by the foot and ankle specialist.

With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace is ideally suited to stabilize rotational forces at the Midtarsal, Subtalar and Talo-Crural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.

The Richie Brace® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces and ankle-foot orthoses (AFO's). The lightweight construction and low profile design features of the Richie Brace allows better shoe fit, more freedom of movement and reduced pain from injury. Many of our patients can eventually recover and discontinue wearing their brace. That's why our commitment to "Restoring Mobility" is on every product we make.

The Richie Brace is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient's foot and lower leg. It's lightweight, low-profile design is preferred by patients over traditional longer leg solid shell ankle foot orthoses.