Question for the list serv regarding Spiral AFO
The literature Hans?Richard Lehneis has written regarding the Spiral AFO, in?his fabrication technique a plastic referred to as Nyloplex was used to fabricate the AFO. It seems not to be used secondary to durability of the material. We have used?wet laminations, pre-preg carbon fiber to?fabricate these orthoses, but when we get the lay-up to the point where they will not fracture, the transfer of potential?to kinetic energy?and transverse motion in mostly lost.?
Does anyone know where to obtain Nyloplex? Has anyone used any other materials to fabricate Spiral AFO?preserving?the principles behind them?
A second?unrelated question.
I was asked by an orthopedic surgeon, whom was performing a total knee replacement on a transtibial amputee, if there was any scientific data on the increase or decrease of the life span of a total knee when used with a prosthesis or the impact a knee replacement has on an amputee?
Thank you for your time and?I will post all responses.
Derrick Kleiner, CPO
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