Alamitos - Seal Beach Podiatry Group

Richie Brace® Custom Ankle-Foot Orthosis

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The Richie Brace® is a custom articulated ankle-foot orthosis ideal in treating many musculoskeletal conditions, such as Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Adult Acquired Flatfoot), Dropfoot, chronic ankle instability, degenerative arthritis, and various tendinopathies. 

Indicated in Treating the Following Conditions

  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Adult Acquired Flatfoot)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Dropfoot
  • Paralysis or weakness of ankle musculature 
  • Peroneal tendinopathy
  • Tibialis anterior tendinopathy
  • Charcot arthropathy
  • Rearfoot deformity
  • Post polio
  • Peroneal nerve injury

In 1996, Dr. Douglas Richie, Jr. developed the Richie Brace® which has revolutionized the non-operative treatment of challenging foot and ankle pathologies such as dropfoot, traumatic arthritis and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). The Richie Brace® is now widely recognized as a gold standard treatment for these conditions by podiatric physicians, orthopedic surgeons and certified orthotists in 7 countries around the world.

With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace® is ideally suited to stabilize rotational forces at the Midtarsal, Subtalar and Talo-Crural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.

The Richie Brace® is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient’s foot and lower leg. It’s lightweight, low-profile design is preferred by patients over traditional longer leg solid shell ankle foot orthoses.

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