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50S8 - Ankle-Foot orthotics


Getting active sooner after ankle ligament injuries
Falling or twisting the ankle, which often occurs during sports, can cause ligament injuries. In many cases, an operation followed by several weeks of immobilisation used to be unavoidable. Thanks to modern braces such as the Malleo TriStep multi-function brace, an operation is often no longer required. Patients can bear weight on their foot and move it sooner as well. What’s more, the structure of the Malleo TriStep allows the brace to be adapted to the three different phases of healing. The ankle joint is stabilised in a targeted manner following an acute injury. Later, the foot can be gradually accustomed to movement. All of this is accomplished with just one brace, which can be adapted to the respective phase in a few simple steps. The Malleo TriStep was developed in cooperation with renowned orthopaedic specialists, sports physicians, biomechanics, therapists and O&P professionals.
Terms and conditionsInjury during sports, recreation and work
User groupadults
ApplicationsBracing & Support/ (OTS)
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Benefits at a glance
Targeted training

The specially developed Malleo Move exercise programme provides targeted support to help your ligaments heal. The exercises are tailored to the three healing phases. You can easily perform them at home, but only after speaking with your doctor.

Immobilisation (phase I)

The Malleo TriStep immobilises your foot in the acute inflammation phase (day 0 to 4, max. to day 14). The objective is to alleviate your pain and reduce swelling in the foot. You need to elevate the foot and cool it with ice in this phase. Your doctor will provide you with detailed advice. During this phase, you wear the Malleo TriStep with the stabilisation strap and footplate. During the day, it can be worn in a flat shoe that can be opened wide.

Stabilisation (phase II)

In the new tissue formation phase (day 4 to 28), you do not have to wear the footplate during the day. The goal is to continue stabilising the foot and slowly begin to mobilise it. You continue to wear the footplate at night, which prevents the foot from rotating inward, especially when you lie on your back or on your side. This prevents the ligaments from tearing again during the night.

Support (phase III)

The tissue maturation phase begins around day 29, so you can wear the Malleo TriStep without the stabilisation strap and footplate depending on the indication. This is intended to improve your stability and mobility as well as coordination and balance. After the end of this phase, you can continue to wear the brace to prevent re-injuring the ligaments in your ankle.

User Experience

Jana with the Malleo TriStep ankle orthosis during volleyball training with her team

Jana ist Leistungssportlerin und spielt leidenschaftlich gerne Volleyball. Doch dann knickte die 25-Jährige bei einem Volleyballspiel um. Diagnose: Außenbandriss. Die Sprunggelenksorthese Malleo TriStep verhalf ihr dabei ihren Fuß langsam wieder an Bewegungen zu gewöhnen. Die Orthese bietet ihr die nötige Sicherheit und Stabilität, die sie braucht, um ihre Mobilität wieder voll und ganz wiederzuerlangen. In dem Video berichtet Jana über den Heilungsprozess und den Einsatz der Malleo TriStep.


The Malleo TriStep uses a three-phase treatment concept to facilitate systematic rehabilitation of the capsular ligaments in the ankle. As the patient’s mobility increases, the stabilising function of the Malleo TriStep can be systematically adapted in each therapy phase.

Adapting the Malleo TriStep in phases supports the patient as he or she regains muscle coordination and provides adequate support for the ligaments of the ankle at every stage of therapy.


Product information

Terms and conditionsInjury during sports, recreation and work
User groupadults
ApplicationsBracing & Support/ (OTS)
Functional principlesother
MaterialTextile, Plastic
Product typePhase-adapted ankle orthoses

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