More Effective Ankle Orthosis Brace
The Step-Smart creates better dorsiflexion because the leverage created by the hinge comes from the rigid calf section of the brace against the back of the lower leg. With other custom AFO’s, leverage comes from the flexible straps that have more give and therefore less effectiveness than the Step-Smart’s rigid calf section.
A More Comfortable Orthosis Brace
The patent pending system allows for the avoidance of the malleoli completely, whereas other Drop Foot Braces are fitted over the malleoli. The avoidance of the malleoli by the Step-Smart reduces the chance of irritation and further injury to the patient. It also eliminates the need for further costly adjustments to the brace by the doctor.
Lower Profile Solution
The Step-Smart Brace is low profile and barely visible. Other leading Drop Foot Braces are bigger, bulkier, and more visible from the sides. Also, these other drop foot braces increase the likelihood that the patient may require larger shoes than the patient would normally wear.