The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace


"A dorsiflexion-assist AFO for Dropfoot Conditions"


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


    • 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

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