casting instructions are the same regardless of which AFO design
you choose. If you have any questions, please call us at 866-273-2230.
the patient sit in a chair.
casting materials: Water, plaster or synthetic casting material,
cotton stockinet, and cut-off strip, etc. Mark the neck of the fibula
for a height reference.
the leg with casting material in the usual manner. Place patient's
foot on the floor (use a footplate or a piece of plastic to simulate
the proper heel height). Try to duplicate the patient’s natural
standing angle (valgus or varus) in this seated position. Be sure
to cast the entire foot. We use a full length footplate.
slight downward pressure to the top of the knee to simulate a semi-weight
bearing condition. If large deviations in the ankle occur during stance,
a full weight bearing cast is recommended.
Remove cast in the usual manner once the casting material has set.
Wrap several layers of newspaper around cast and additional cushioning
material if needed for shipping. Please do not just put the plaster
cast in a plastic bag (this tends to keep the cast wet and it may
Include a tracing of the sound side to determine the length of the
footplate (only necessary for partial foot patients).
Include a completed order form along with the casting.
Composite Mfg, Inc
21 PalmerAve. Street
Cranston, RI 02920