Patient Inspired Solutions

Pediatric - Gait Deviations - UltraSafeGait™

patients up to 110lb / 50kg

Spastic hemiplegic (GMFCS levels 1 - 4); Peripheral weakness; idiopathic toe walking syndrome; Post-stroke, Challenging neurological and developmental conditions.

Clinical Problem: Early childhood equinus (extension gait moment) soleus spasticity with flexible rear, mid and/or forefoot deformities

Common Clinical Measurements:
R1: < 15° dorsiflexion.
R2: within normal limits
Weak tibialis anterior and gastroc-soleus
Gait - First (Heel), Second (Ankle), Third (Toe) Rockers
First: Mid or forefoot contact
Second: No tibial progression
Third: Possible rollover at toe

Ultraflex Solution: Custom Molded ADR™-AFO with posterior calf shell and SMO - UltraSafeGait™UltraSafeGait with SMO

Clinical goals: Achieve heel first rocker, tibial advancement, control knee hyperextension.

Evaluation/Casting: Standard for articulated AFO. Read more on Casting Considerations

Evaluation/Ordering Information: Clinical Technical Support (800)220-6670
Fax: (610)906-1420

Ordering Information:

Components Only
< 55lb/25kg:
lateral joint Ultraflex Universal Joint
medial joint UltraSafeGait™

>55lb/25kg but < 110lb/50kg :
lateral & medial joints UltraSafeGait™

Ultraflex Custom Fabrication:
Above listed components and UltraSafeGait™ Measurement Form

Choice of interface: Custom interface available in a wide range of designs (transfer papers) and colors.

ADR™ Component Channel Adjustments-Early Childhood Equinus:
Posterior Elastomer: Near to fully compressed.
Posterior Stop: Only if posterior elastomer compression alone does not control knee hyperextension.
Anterior Elastomer: Little to no compression needed.
Anterior Stop: Only if anterior elastomer compression alone does not create sufficient knee extension moment in mid to late stance.
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