Suggested L Codes:
- Moderate to severe drop foot
- Mild posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
- Mild degenerative arthritis
- Lateral and medial instability of subtalar joint
- Sinus tarsi syndrome
- Severe pronation
- Chronic ankle instability
- All ankle injuries including high ankle sprains
- Traditional AFO applications that require dorsi-assist for drop foot and indications listed above
The Tamarack Dorsi-Assist brace features a dorsi-assist Tamarack flexure joint, ideal for patients suffering from drop foot. The joint is generally positioned in 50-degree dorsiflexion but can vary depending on the individual needs of the patient. A velcro strap closure with a tibial pad supports the lower leg, and the patient’s shoe gear keeps the foot properly positioned on the brace foot plate. This device is constructed with a 4mm polypropylene shell that can be reduced to 3mm for flexibility or increased to 5mm or 6mm for greater control. The proximal trim lines of this brace are anterior to the tibia, which will typically require patients with good dexterity to don this orthosis.
This brace is formed over a positive model of the patient’s foot. A negative impression or scan above the height of the finished brace must be created to correct and hold the foot, ideally with the ankle at 90 degrees and in a semi-weight-bearing or full-weight position.
This device is fully customizable per the practitioner’s discretion and is available exclusively through licensed medical providers.