THE RICHIE BRACE®

When it Comes to AFOs…There is Only One Clear Choice.

The Richie Brace® is a revolutionary alternative to traditional ankle braces. The lightweight construction and low profile design features of the Richie Brace® allows for a better shoe fit, more freedom of movement, and reduced pain from injury. Many patients can eventually recover and discontinue wearing their brace. This is why the Richie Brace® commitment to “Restoring Mobility” is communicated on every AFO.

RICHIE BRACE® STANDARD

AFO Features
Custom balanced foot orthotic
Standard 35mm heel cup fits into the bottom of the heel counter of the shoe
Anatomic ankle axis hinge placement
Semi-rigid lower limb supports
Control of first ray, midtarsal, and subtalar joints
Control of calcaneal inversion/eversion
Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle motion

Suggested L-Codes
L1970 AFO custom plastic with ankle joint
L2820 Addition soft interface to lower extremity

Product Applications
PTTD (mild-to-moderate)
Lateral Ankle Instability

Casting Options
Allied OSI Labs iPad Scanner
STS Casting Sock: Ankle Length

RICHIE BRACE® RESTRICTED HINGE

AFO Features
A more rigid ankle articulation restricts ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion to a range under 5° without disrupting a smooth contact and heel rise phase of gait.

Medial Arch Suspender®
A patented innovation provides an adjustable lifting strap under the talonavicular joint to resist collapse of the medial arch, as well as eversion of the ankle and hindfoot.

Lateral Arch Suspender®
A patented innovation provides an adjustable lifting strap under the calcaneal-cuboid joint to resist inversion of the ankle or hindfoot.

Product Applications
PTTD (moderate-to-severe w/ subluxed TN Joint)
Dropfoot (equinus Severe varus/valgus; weak calf)
DJD (ankle or rearfoot w/ dropfoot & spasticity)
Peroneal Tendinopathy (order with lateral arch suspender)
Lateral Ankle Instability (severe; order with lateral arch suspender)
Peroneal Nerve Injury (F=fixed varus in hindfoot/ankle; order with lateral arch suspender)

Casting Options
Allied OSI Labs iPad Scanner
STS Casting Sock: Ankle Length

Suggested L-Codes
L1970 AFO custom plastic with ankle joint
L2820 Addition soft interface to lower extremity

RICHIE BRACE® DYNAMIC ASSIST

AFO Features
Custom balanced foot orthotic
35mm heel cup
Anatomic ankle axis hinge placement
Tamarack flexural ankle joints
Dynamic dorsiflexion-assist provides up to 15° of dorsiflexion
Semi-rigid lower limb supports
Control of varus/valgus alignment of the foot
Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle motion

Suggested L-Codes
L1970 AFO custom plastic with ankle joint
L2820 Addition soft interface to lower extremity
L2210 (x2) Dorsiflexion Assist each

Product Applications
Dropfoot
Peroneal Nerve Injury
Post-CVA

Casting Options
Allied OSI Labs iPad Scanner
STS Casting Sock: Ankle Length

RICHIE BRACE® SOLID AFO

AFO Features
Traditional full leg posterior shell
Balanced functional orthotic footplate
Rearfoot post
Extended forefoot padding
Correction of varus/valgus forefoot deformities
Control hindfoot inversion/eversion
For comfort and accommodation of plantar lesions

Suggested L-Codes
L1960 AFO custom posterior solid ankle plastic

Product Applications
Dropfoot (fixed equinus; knee instability; spasticity; weak calf)

Casting Options
Allied OSI Labs iPad Scanner
STS Casting Sock: Full Leg (Bermuda)

RICHIE BRACE® CALIFORNIA AFO

AFO Features
Custom molded AFO shell
Adjustable leather closure over tibia and forefoot
Patented Medial or Lateral Arch Suspender®
Rearfoot stabilizing post
Continuous single strap closure, no laces
Total restraint of foot and ankle movements
Self-adjusting arch support
Prevents medial/lateral instability

Suggested L-Codes
L1940 AFO custom plastic or other
L2275 Varus/valgus correction
L2280 Lower extremity molded inner boot
L2820 Addition soft interface to lower extremity

Product Applications
PTTD (severe; stage IV)
DJD (severe)
Charcot Arthopathy
Ankle Deformity

Casting Options
Allied OSI Labs iPad Scanner
STS Casting Sock: Mid-Leg

RICHIE BRACE® GAUNTLET

AFO Features
Custom molded AFO shell
Medial or Lateral Arch Suspender®: legitimate Varus/Valgus control of hindfoot
Rearfoot stabilizing post
Non-weight bearing cast provides better heel and arch contour
All casts intrinsically balanced to correct forefoot varus/valgus deformities

Suggested L-Codes
L1940 AFO custom plastic or other
L2275 Varus/valgus correction (arch suspender if applied)
L2330 Lacer molded to patient model
L2820 Addition soft interface to lower extremity

Product Applications
PTTD (stages III and IV)
DJD (severe)
Hindfoot Deformity
Charcot Arthopathy

Casting Options
Allied OSI Labs iPad Scanner
STS Casting Sock: Mid-Leg

RICHIE AEROSPRING BRACING SYSTEM®

AFO Features
Carbon fiber ankle foot orthosis – limits motion and offloads damaging forces on injured structures
Custom functional foot orthosis (1 pair) – controls rearfoot pronation
Patented “Richie ArchLock” – offloads the medial-central band of the plantar fascia

Suggested L-Codes
L1932 AFO, rigid, anterior tibial section, total carbon fiber, prefabricated
L3000* Foot, insert, removeable, molded to patient model, UCB type, each

Casting Options
No AFO casting necessary…the custom foot orthosis is paired with the AFO device to function as a system.

Systems by Application
Achilles Offloading System
Graduated 20mm heel wedges – 2 layers of 10mm

Plantar Fascia Offloading System
Graduated 10mm heel wedges

Midfoot Offloading System
Carbon fiber footplate with toe rocker offloads dorsiflexion bending movements across the midfoot
Graduated 10mm heel wedges

Dropfoot Stability System
Carbon fiber footplate with toe rocker diminishes dorsiflexion of the MTP’s and engagement of the windlass

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