WalkOn® Carbon Fiber AFO Family of Products

The WalkOn® lower leg orthosis is designed for use by active patients with foot dorsiflexion weakness or paralysis.

Walk On®  28U11 from Otto Bock.

Dynamic Performance –
The WalkOn® 28U11


At a Glance

  • Passive, flexible limitation of plantar flexion
  • Dynamic foot repositioning
  • High stability and lightweight design 
  • Flexible rollover in the heel and forefoot 
  • High level of functionality and durability
  • Pliable calf section

The 28U11 WalkOn® AFO is especially designed for active patients with weak dorsiflexion or paralysis. It flexibly and passively limits plantar flexion and ensures dynamic foot repositioning. Made from preimpregnated carbon fibers, the lightweight orthosis is stable and offers high energy return.

Trace, Trim and Walk Away!  The WalkOn Flex 28U22 and the WalkOn Trimable 28U23

These exciting designs provide all the benefits of the standard WalkOn carbon fiber AFO with the convenience of shaping the footplate with a scissors.

WalkOn Flex 28U22

- Most appropriate for light to moderate dropfoot

- The sensation of pressure is lighter on the ball of the foot than with the standard WalkOn design

WalkOn Trimable 28U23

- All the features of the WalkOn in a trimable design.

Physiological Gait Pattern

The flexible elements in the anterior foot area and the heel make a dynamic physiological gait pattern possible for your patient, both on even and uneven surfaces, while the middle portion of the foot and the calf band are held in place in order to actively support lifting the foot.

Gait analysis studies have shown that, compared to other carbon orthoses with frontal contact in the stance phase, the WalkOn® offers increased stability for the patient. During the swing phase, the orthosis compensates for the missing foot lifter function in an almost identical manner. The improved rollover dynamics can be verified by examining the torque acting on the upper part of the ankle. Near-sagittal torque was measured on the upper part of the ankle in the middle of the stance phase. This relates to a physiological stress on the joints and a high level of comfort. For more information, see the links below.

In addition, the WalkOn® with its removable calf pad stands out with a high level of user comfort. The lightweight design and slim anatomical shape increase compliance and make a dynamic gait at higher speeds possible for your patient. It also makes this a durable solution for your patients. Patients will also appreciate how easy it is to don and doff this AFO. 

Indications

  • Weak dorsiflexion
  • Peroneal palsy
  • Drop foot
  • CVA
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

We offer a 6-month warranty on the WalkOn®. Warranty is valid if all directions for use, application, and care are followed.    

 

WalkOn Reaction

Watch the video: Fitting the WalkOn Reaction AFO Supination Correction Strap

How to Trim the WalkOn Flex 28U22 and Trimable 28U23


Henning riding a bike with WalkOn Reaction.

WalkOn Reaction orthosis for dorsal flexor weakness - Henning

Since having had a serious traffic accident, Henning has been dependent on an orthosis and wears the WalkOn Reaction. His motto: nothing is impossible!

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 WalkOn 28U11  WalkOn Flex 28U22  WalkOn Trimable 28U23



Testimonial

"I received the WalkOn® AFO yesterday for a dropped foot from a back injury suffered three years ago.

For three years I have been dragging, my foot making it difficult to walk extended intervals. In one day, I was able to walk from the parking lot of our local mall and all around the inside without any symptoms of fatigue or being tired.

It is so great to be able to walk without worrying about tripping or falling because of my dropped foot. This has opened my life again to do things I only imagined I would be able to do again. I hope more people learn about this great product and achieve the freedom I have found again.

So far, I have tried the WalkOn® AFO in top siders, tennis shoes and sandals. On Sunday, I will try the walk on with dress shoes going to church.

Thank you so much for giving me the freedom to walk with confidence and to be independent and free to do things I love to do."

-Joe Williams, TX

 


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