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Reply To: Exam 1 question

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Chrissy Durrough
Keymaster

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for this question! We concluded that a posterior leaf spring AFO would be appropriate by following the Rancho ROADMAP that is reviewed in the course. However, clinical judgement definitely plays a role in determining the best orthosis for individual patients. If weakness of the ankle evertors is interfering with foot placement and stability during gait, a rigid AFO may be preferable to a posterior leaf spring AFO.

Chrissy