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Fixed to hinged AFOs

katlil Member Posts: 17
Hi All
Does anyone know at what point a child is moved from fixed to hinged AFOs?

I am wondering whether hinged AFOs might improve Lily's walking pattern but I've never ever saw a child in them, and am starting to wonder if they're something that the Physios and Orthotists are not keen on round here...


  • JDWilson
    JDWilson Member Posts: 90
    My daughter is 11 and has SD CP she is a "walker" she has been in Fixed AFO's since age of 2 I have wondered about the hinged ones because she walks beter without her Afo's but they do support her ankles. I don't know about you but we can never get a straight answer and they just keep giving her the same ****. She hates them.


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