Center for Prosthetics Orthotics, Inc.|Seattle|Bellevue|Kirkland

Posterior Leaf Spring AFO

Posterior Leaf Spring Ankle Foot Orthosis (PLS-AFO)Custom or off-the-shelf ankle foot orthosis made of plastic. Positions patient’s foot in dorsi-flexion during swing phase of gait, but is designed to be semi-flexible during stance phase to allow for normal tibial progression.

Indication:
• Weak anterior tib (3/5)
• Foot drop

Contraindications:
• Ankle instability in coronal plane
• Knee instability
• Genu recurvatum
• Plantar flexion contracture

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