Carbon Fiber Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) for Treating Conditions such as Drop Foot

Michael Smith of Carbon Express in Land-O-Lakes, Florida, has been fabricating very minimalistic ankle foot orthoses using carbon fiber. Michael’s core business is central fabrication of low extremity orthotics using carbon fiber. The pictured ankle foot orthosis (AFO) includes Tamarack™ Dorsi Assist Flexure Joints.





























Orthotists commonly use Tamarack Dorsi-Assist joints in AFOs intended for people who need assistance dorsiflexing the ankle. This might be a person, for example, who has drop foot.

Practitioners have reported to Michael that patients like the open design because heat is more easily dissipated.

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3 thoughts on “Carbon Fiber Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) for Treating Conditions such as Drop Foot

    • Hello,

      Thank you for your reply on our blog post. Tamarack Habilitation Technologies manufactures the orthotic joints used in AFO’s and other upper and lower extremity orthoses, but we don’t fabricate or fit them ourselves. I recommend finding an orthotist in your area who can answer your questions and make sure you get the device you need.

      Best of luck,

      JP – Sales & Marketing Dept.
      Tamarack Habilitation Technologies
      Minneapolis, MN USA

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