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Key Features

Custom fabricated from cast
Defined plantar surface contours
Full wrap-around shell
for flexible control of foot position and alignment
Fully integrated padding
Proximal posterior
provides "leaf-spring" like resistance to ankle plantarflexion and dorsiflexion

Indications

  • Have strong patterns of supination or pronation.
  • Have some voluntary control that is very useful and can use the flexible control to increase overall function..
  • Need more medial/lateral stability than possible in the DAFO 4.
  • Who have mild knee hyperextension.
  • Need assistance in managing knee position in flexion and/or extension.

Product Variations

DAFO 3.5

DAFO 3.5

Very flexible strut

Choose the very flexible strut option when using the DAFO 3.5 to address Strong High Tone Pronation/Supination; when minimal sagittal plane control is desired.

DAFO 3.5

DAFO 3.5

Semi-rigid strut

Choose the semi-rigid strut option when using the DAFO 3.5 to address Moderate Excess Dorsiflexion; when more control in the sagittal plane is desired.

Product video | DAFO 3.5

This product video looks at the function and features of the custom fabricated DAFO® 3.5

Product video | DAFO 3.5

Before & After: Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

A young girl with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome wears a pair of custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control swing phase inconsistency. The DAFO 3.5 combines full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior that provides graded resistance to ankle movement.

Before & After: Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency

This dramatic before-and-after video shows a patient who exhibits severe pronation and swing phase inconsistency benefit from the assistance of a DAFO. This patient's feet are fully correctable -- she is wearing Cascade Dafo's custom-fabricated DAFO 3.5 braces (plantarflexion-resist AFOs), optimized for control of her pronation and relief of boney prominences.

Before & After: Swing Phase Inconsistency

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3.5

This pediatric patient wears DAFO 3.5 orthoses to help control excess plantarflexion (toe walking). The DAFO 3.5 is a custom-fabricated plantarflexion-resist AFO, combining full wrap-around foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that provides graded resistance to ankle movement.

Before & After: Excessive Plantarflexion - Toe Walking | DAFO 3.5

Case study | Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

This video follows a young patient over time. This patient exhibits swing phase inconsistency and an unstable, ataxic gait. He is casted for a pair of custom fabricated DAFO 3.5 plantarflexion resist braces to help provide him with support and stability. The DAFO 3.5 combines wrap-arond foot control with a leaf-spring style posterior upright that comfortably provides graded resistance to ankle movement. This video is narrated by the patient's orthotist, Larry Paise, CPO.

Case study | Swing phase inconsistency | DAFO 3.5

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5

This video demonstrates how the leg and ankle move in the DAFO 3.5.

Brace movement | DAFO 3.5