AFO TYPE APLICATION AND ITS EFFECT ON EQUINUS DEFORMITY FOLLOWING A CASE OF MIDTARSAL AMPUTATION
Serap ALSANCAK1, Nigar YILDIZ2
1Ankara Üniversitesi Dikimevi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu Protez-Ortez Programı
2Ankara Üniversitesi Dikimevi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu Protez-Ortez Laboratuvarı
Keywords: Midtarsal Amputation, Equinus, Orthosis, Prosthesis.
Midtarsal amputations are not made frequently in the lower limb amputations because of developing equinus, varus deformities after amputation and difficulties of the prosthetic fittings. In this article, a midtarsal amputee with equinus deformity was presented and discussed the effects on equinus deformity of three-different polypropylene AFO type orthoprostheses and a conventional polyester laminated partial foot prosthesis.