PRAFO 650SKG Features Overview
The PRAFO® Orthosis, is a totally adjustable, custom-fitted Ankle Foot Orthosis that can help manage many of the ankle/foot anomalies your patients present to you. With recumbent patients it is used to prevent pressure sores at the heel or malleoli areas due to pressure from a mattress. As the structure uses a metal upright structure it resists the development of plantarflexion contractures when muscle tone might be high - for example in early stroke rehabiltiation. Preventing contractures AND heel ulcers can make a big difference to the potential for rehabilitation. Using the 650SKG can accelerate the prospects for rehabilitation by allowing safe ambulation at the earliest opportunity.
As rehabilitation progresses, the same device can be used to provide protection and control during ambulation. There are several variations of this product line which consist of different sizes (adult, pediatric and infant), liner options (Kodel®, Fleece, Terry Cloth, Polyurethane Foam or Pad & Strap) and a variety of color options.
One of our most popular varients is the PRAFO 650SKG.
Also, this line is equipped with optional accessories that help complement secondary needs. Keep in mind, we’re practitioners and designers, and we’ll help guide you in choosing the most appropriate AFO system based on patient etiologies, cost and applications. If in doubt please contact us for assistance in providing your patients the correct model.
NOTE: The posterior ankle strap is shown inside the upright in the photos. When fitted properly, the strap is outside the posterior upright bar.
PRAFO AFO 650SKG Applications
The design is a great choice for Immediate fit, early Intervention in acute or sub acute rehabilitation of the patient. The device is suitable for left and right and adjusts to various foot and lower-limb sizes.
CVA, TBI, SCI and Diabetic neuropathy to relieve pressure and prevent the development of deformity
Facilitation of functional knee and ankle joint position through flexibility of the aluminium posterior upright structure
Allows for optimal dorsi/plantar flexion ankle positioning to provide adequate clearance during swing phase and knee stability in stance phase.
Post musculoskeletal injury of the foot and ankle the Heavy duty version is recommended, product # 682SKG
Post tendo achilles lengthening immobilisation
Post Botox or serial casting
Stable fractures of the foot and ankle
Tendon or ligamentous tear/rupture
PRAFO AFO 650SKG FEATUREs
The design has been refined in over 25 years of clinical experience around the world. It is designed for both ambulant and walking situations and uniquely has a metal upright. This is important in many situations to resist deformity development and for safe ambulation.
Clinically proven for effective ambulation*
Infinite sagittal plane adjustability
Controls dorsi and plantar flexion
Mouldable foot plate
Custom-contoured, malleable aluminum heel connector
Malleable aluminium anti-rotation bar
Compatible with all liner variations that we offer if applicable
Proven superior integrity of the superstructure**
Available in Adult Standard Kodel liner #650SKG and Paediatric Standard #550SKG
Specific options to enhance alignment and support of the ankle and foot are available (e.g. VCA, Plastic stabilising shell.
PRAFO AFO 650SKG Technical INFO
The following specification applies to the Adult and Paediatric versions
Adult - PRAFO™ Ankle Foot Orthosis
Foot length - 6.75 to 12 (inches)
Calf height - 12 to 13 (inches)
Calf Circumference - 20 (inches)
Calf Width - 4 (inches)
Foot Plate Width - 3.75 (inches)
Weight Limit - 250 (lbs)
Paediatric PRAFO™ Ankle Foot Orthosis
Foot length - 4.75 to 8.5 (inches)
Calf height - 9 to 10 (inches)
Calf Circumference - 15 (inches)
Calf Width - 3.5 (inches)
Foot Plate Width - 3.5 (inches)
Weight Limit - 125 (lbs)