Trulife Matrix Max AFO
The Trulife Matrix Max AFO has been updated with a new and improved soft padding and a narrower foot plate making it ideal for low activity patients with unilateral drop foot. The Matrix AFO is lightweight yet stable thanks to its carbon composite material, meaning that it is less cumbersome to use without having to compromise on durability.
- 1 x Black Ankle Foot Orthosis
- 1 x Hex Key
- 2 x Tibial Pads
What Is an AFO?
AFO stands for Ankle Foot Orthosis, which is a class of medical devices designed specifically 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
- Made with lightweight carbon composite for enhanced stability
- Reinforced lateral strut provides greater support, 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
- 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
- Supplied with two straps for extra security
- Open calcaneal design
- Engineered and tested to a two-year warranty period to ISO 22675
Which Size Do I Need?
The Trulife Matrix Max is available in four 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 ground 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") |
|Extra Large ||26 - 31cm (10.2 - 12.2") ||43 - 46cm (17 - 18") |
Who Can Benefit from Using the Matrix Max AFO?
Foot drop is caused by paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot. You might find this AFO useful to help with your walking if you've suffered from the following:
- 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 Max 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?
The Trulife Matrix Max AFO has been updated and features a new softer 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.
Can the Trulife Matrix AFO Be Worn Underneath Clothing?
Absolutely. The Trulife Matrix AFO fits close to the body and is perfect for wear underneath jeans, trousers, joggers a range of other loose-fitting bottoms.
How Durable Is the Matrix Max AFO?
The Matrix Max 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 Max AFO
- Remove inlay and place Matrix in shoe.
- Place inlay over the top of the Matrix foot plate.
- Insert foot into shoes with laces loosened and then fasten straps.
- 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.
Please download and refer to this instruction manual before use for your safety.