AFO CASTING & SHIPPING

Allied OSI Labs Accepts the Following:

  • Allied OSI Labs iPad Scanner (digital casts)
    Scroll down to see video of Dr. Richie casting for AFOs.

  • Plaster casts

  • STS casting sock

    • Ankle length for the Richie Brace® Standard, Restricted Hinge and the Dyamic Assist

    • Mid-leg length for the Richie Gauntlet and California AFO

    • Bermuda length for the Solid AFO

NOTE: Cast for the Richie AeroSpring Bracing System® using the same method you cast for a custom orthotic.

AVOID DAMAGED CASTS IN SHIPPING
Helpful Tips from your Allied OSI Client Service Team

Unfortunately, casts may get damaged before reaching the lab. When our team receives casts that have flaws, the final AFO may not be as accurate as needed for desired patient outcomes.

Our team will evaluate your cast and contact you if they do not meet our lab standards. Below are some helpful tips to achieve maximum success with the Richie Brace®.

  1. Call your client service team to request a Richie Brace® Treatment Guide to assist in your patient’s diagnosis and to receive brace recommendations and modification tips.
  2. Use the correct casting sock to get the height required for each Richie Brace®. For Richie Gauntlets and California AFOs, the casts need to be 2” higher than brace height (i.e. 7” brace needs to have a 9” cast).
  3. Make sure markings are on medial and lateral malleoli of the cast (required).
  4. Write the patient’s name on bottom of the cast.
  5. Let the casts cure for 24 hours; do not let the casts dry inside the packing box.
  6. Rubberband the cast around the lower leg area and stuff cast with packing material.
  7. Choose a box that will properly accommodate the size of the cast (not too big).
  8. Add packing material around the cast; do not ship without packing material in the box.
  9. Enclose the Richie Brace® order form in the box.
  10. Attach an Allied shipping label to the box and ship.

AFO CASTING AND SCANNING TUTORIALS
A Step-by-Step Guide to Ensure AFO Casting or Scanning Success

Note: The Richie Brace® requires a negative impression cast utilizing either plaster splints or an STS casting stock. Neutral suspension technique is recommended while plantarflexing the first ray.

CASTING WITH PLASTER TUTORIAL

AFO THERAPY: DIGITAL CASTING/SCANNING

CASTING WITH STS SOCK TUTORIAL

AFO DIGITAL CASTING/SCANNING TUTORIAL

PDF FITTING INSTRUCTIONS/GUIDES

Richie Brace® Standard Fitting Guide
(CLICK FOR PDF)

Richie Brace® Arch Suspender Fitting Guide
(CLICK FOR PDF)

California AFO Fitting Guide
(CLICK FOR PDF)

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