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Why do less adults use orthoses than children?
Hi, I am an orthotist and I would like to ask the community about the use of AFOs, night bracing and other orthotic devices in adults with cerebral palsy. In orthotic clinics we see far more children than adults and it is a much greater difference than you would expect because children need replacement of devices more frequently due to growth. This means that a lot of people with CP no longer wear their AFOs, DAFOs or other equipment. If you have had orthotic devices as a child and no longer do, I would be very grateful to hear why you stopped (and would you have stopped earlier if not prevented to do so by adults) . Or if you had AFOs and now wear something less controllable I would be interested to hear your reasons for that too. I am not posting this for business purposes but because I want to understand the needs of the patients I treat better. Many thanks