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  • Light yet durable AFO to support weakened foot and ankle
  • For patients with unilateral drop foot weighing up to 113kg
  • Made from carbon composite with reinforced lateral strut for stability
  • Engineered and tested to ISO 22675 with a two-year warranty
  
  
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Trulife Matrix AFO

Made with lightweight carbon composite and soft padding for extra pressure relief, the Trulife Matrix AFO is designed for low activity patients with unilateral drop foot. It has a height-adjustable anterior shell with two straps for the perfect fit and is suitable for patients weighing up to 113kg (250lb).

What's Included?

  • 1 x Black Ankle Foot Orthosis
  • 1 x Hex Key
  • 2 x Tibial Pads

What is an AFO?

AFO stands for Ankle Foot Orthosis and they're specially designed medical devices to support your foot and ankle. If you've ever suffered from drop foot due to weakened nerves or a recent stroke, you will know the effect that it can have on your day-to-day life. These orthotic braces fit into your shoes and provide additional aid to keep your foot from falling and help with recovery.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Reinforced lateral strut provides greater stability, durability and energy return
  • New and improved soft padding material provides extra pressure relief
  • Narrower foot plate in the medial arch makes it easier to fit into shoes
  • Custom-fit anterior shell is height adjustable for the perfect fit
  • Made with lightweight carbon composite for enhanced comfort
  • Designed to provide comfortable support to those with drop foot
  • Extremely easy to apply and remove for improved compliance
  • Lateral strut is anterior to malleolus
  • Comes with two straps for extra security
  • Open calcaneal design
  • Engineered and tested to two-year warranty period to ISO 22675

Which Size Do I Need?

The Trulife Matrix is available in three sizes. Please refer to our sizing table below for more information, taking into account both the 'Support Height' as well as the 'Foot Length' to ensure the AFO will fit comfortably beneath your knee. If your foot length falls within two sizes, we recommend you choose the larger size as the foot plate can be grounded down.

Size Foot Length  Support Height
Small < 25cm (< 9.8") 39 - 42cm (15.5 - 16.5")
Medium 24 - 27cm (9.4 - 10.6") 41 - 43cm (16 - 17")
Large 25 - 29cm (9.8 - 11.4") 43 - 46cm (17 - 18")

Who Can Benefit from Using the Matrix AFO?

As a lightweight orthotic device with an open calcaneal design, the Matrix AFO is easy to wear and can aid with walking if you've suffered from the following:

  • Stroke
  • Nerve injury
  • Brain and spinal cord disorder
  • Neural muscular atrophy
  • Post surgery
  • General muscle weakness

Which Conditions Is this Support Designed For?

The Trulife Matrix AFO is effective for the following conditions:

  • Drop foot (also known as drag foot)
  • Weak ankles
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Peroneal palsy
  • Flaccid foot drop after neurological impairment
  • Moderate spastic equinus foot

How Comfortable Is this Brace?

Part of the updated Trulife Matrix AFO range, this is the entry level model which features a new and improved soft padding to provide greater pressure relief. It's lightweight and streamlined to fit comfortably in your shoes, making it a discreet solution to beating foot drop.

How Durable Is the Matrix AFO?

The Matrix AFO is made of strong carbon composite while the advanced reinforced lateral strut provides greater stability and durability. It comes with a 2-year warranty for your peace of mind.

What Type of Shoes Can I Wear this AFO With?

To ensure this foot plate retains its optimal performance for longer, your footwear should have a firm heel counter, 10mm heel pitch, non-slip flexible sole and enough room to accommodate the orthosis. It should not be worn with high heels and boots.

How Do I Wear The Matrix AFO?

  1. Remove inlay and place Matrix in shoe.
  2. Place inlay over the top of the Matrix foot plate.
  3. Insert foot into shoes with laces loosened and then fasten straps.
  4. Check fit by performing a trial walk.
    • Ensure your knee is not hyper-extended.
    • Make sure there are no pressure areas which may lead to sores or ulceration.

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