Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Casted for AFOs

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote this post? I mentioned than Nina will be getting AFO's (ankle-foot orthosis). Well, today, she got casted and her AFO's are only a few weeks away!

First, they slid this thin sock on Nina's feet where the fiber glass would go over.
Then, the yellow plastic strip went over the "sock" and the fiber glass was wrapped around her leg and feet while we tried to get Nina's feet to be at a 90 degree angle with her leg. (The fiber glass looked like a large roll of tape!)
Here you can see that we are almost done with one leg.
When it was all done (it hardened up pretty quickly!) they cut through the material with the yellow plastic strip as a guide (that is what the yellow strip was for, pretty clever!)
And one leg is done. Nina looked confused as we said, "Here, want to hold your leg?"
And we worked on the second leg.
We might as well look at the camera and smile :)
And we are done! Two casted legs, and AFOs on the way! We were not able to look at options for patterns, but we said flowers or butterflies.
And, if you click on the post from last time, there is the picture of the different AFO's there are. I am not sure which kind we are getting. We talked about the pros and cons for the different styles (straps, no straps, etc) So I said whatever they think, I am new at this and trust them. So as soon as we get them (end of the month) I will surely post pictures.

1 comment:

  1. My brother used to have to be fitted like that for his artificial limbs every year. He had a fiberglass leg and two hooks.


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