Double Upright AFO
There are many different designs of DUAFO. The standard DUAFO design consists of two metal uprights (aluminum or steel) attached to a stirrup (solid or split) which is attached to the sole of a shoe. On the proximal end, an aluminum calf band connects both uprights and a padded leather strap secures the brace against your leg. A leather T-Strap may be added to pull the ankle medially/laterally to correct varus/valgus. All leather components can be made to closely match the attached shoe and metal components can be powdercoated almost any color, or simply polished. In the Double Action DUAFO a 2 channel ankle joint allows for more customization than any other DUAFO. With different combinations of pins and springs, or the lack thereof, this brace can achieve free motion, dorsiflexion assist, limited motion, plantar/dorsiflexion stop to any degree and more. However, Klenzak joints can achieve greater dorsiflexion assist due to longer springs, and the steel double action joint heads of this design can cause this brace to be heavier than other designs.