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Increases in gait speed with brace use vary in Charcot-Marie-Tooth patients

from Lower Extremity Review

Patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease respond to the same custom ankle foot orthosis (AFO) in very different ways, according to research from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas presented in September at the annual AOPA meeting. Investigators assessed eight CMT patients wearing a custom AFO made of multiple layers of bidirectional carbon and Kevlar, with a rigid heel and forefoot and struts to allow the patient to lean into the brace. All patients had worn the AFO for at least 10 weeks. more


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