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DAY 1 & 2: 1-2 hours in the morning and afternoon
DAYS 3 & After: Increase by 1 -2 hours/day, as tolerated
If you have an ankle foot orthosis with a foot plate, you must always wear a shoe with the brace
unless otherwise instructed by your Orthotist.
CHECK for red marks on your skin. If red marks last > 30 min, CALL your Orthotist for an appointment.
If you have diabetes or loss of sensation and you get any red marks, call your orthotist for an appointment.
DO NOT WEAR YOUR BRACE IF IT CAUSES PAIN OR REDNESS
WASH with a damp soapy cloth
DRY with a towel
DO NOT get any metal rivets wet (they will rust)
DISINFECT the inner surface and pads with rubbing alcohol
DO NOT place near any heat source
CHECK your orthosis regularly for cracks or defects
CALL your Orthotist for an appointment if repairs are needed
DO NOT ATTEMPT HOME REPAIRS, as this will VOID your warranty
Leather-lined orthoses: Leather lining may be sprinkled lightly with baby powder
to keep it fresh. Leather may be wiped with a damp cloth. Saddle soap may be used on the leather, for a deeper cleaning.
REMINDER: This orthosis has been designed to reduce your symptoms.
Your follow-up appointment is an important part of your care to assure your comfort.