ACUTE EXTERNAL ANKLE BRACE

Pre-Fabricated/Custom Fitted

The TayCo Acute External Ankle Brace (Acute TayCo XAB) provides stability without limiting function for patients recovering from acute ankle injuries. It fits over the user’s shoe, providing comfort and protection against soft tissue damage. The brace fully restricts inversion and eversion of the ankle with options for immobilization or free motion for plantar flexion and dorsiflexion.

“The TayCo External Ankle Brace has effectively replaced 85% of the fracture boots I use for ankle injuries. It allows my patients to return to pain-free activity sooner and effectively acts as both an immobilization device and a functional brace. My patients couldn’t be happier.”

Dr. Christopher Gauland – Podiatrist

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Custom Fitted

Exceptional Comfort For Functional Recovery

​The Acute TayCo External Ankle Brace is a pre-fabricated, custom fitted device. The custom fitting process is simple but requires bending, molding or trimming to properly fit the patient and must be fit by a trained professional. It is used to treat acute injuries such as an ankle sprain or fracture, and is typically used for short term recovery.

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Features and Benefits

FITS OVER THE SHOE

By removing the AFO from inside the shoe, there is a reduced chance of soft tissue damage. The TayCo Brace fits over the patient's own footwear and works in conjunction with their own orthotic.

ANKLE IMMOBILIZATION TO FREE MOTION

The brace comes locked to immobilize the ankle while the injury is in the initial phase of healing. However, unlike other immobilization devices, the TayCo Brace converts to free motion of dorsiflexion and plantarflexion to allow for a normal gait with support and protection for the recovering ankle.

MINIMIZES DECONDITIONING

TayCo Brace believes that Movement Is Medicine. The sooner patients are back on their feet and doing the things they love the better. The lightweight and low profile construction allow patients to get back to their normal daily lives faster, leading to reduced deconditioning and better patient outcomes.

PATIENT'S OWN FOOTWEAR AND

ORTHOTIC

Most adults are better off with an orthotic, inside the shoe, to help support the foot. The TayCo Brace fits outside the shoe, allowing for a custom or "off the shelf" orthotic, leading to a more stable foot and better support. 

LIGHTWEIGHT

The brace weighs less than 14 oz, much lighter than a traditional walking boot which is typically 2 to 4 pounds. The walking boot will often immobilize the whole patient, not just the ankle. 

IMMEDIATE FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY

Other ankle devices cannot be used with a patient's own footwear. Most walking boots are considered "open toed" shoes and restrict a patient's ability to return to work and make a living. The TayCo Brace works with a jogging shoe or an OSHA compliant footwear, allowing the patient to return to work faster and less days lost. 

MADE IN THE USA

The TayCo Brace is proudly designed and manufactured in the USA. Our manufacturing partner, SureStep, the leader in custom pediatric AFOs, builds all our braces in South Bend, IN. 

PREMIUM COMFORT WITH MAXIMUM STABILITY

Each brace custom fitted by a medical professional to ensure comfort and stability. The brace is made from lightweight, copolymer material that conforms to the patient's anatomy the longer they wear it.

COMMON USES

Severe Ankle Sprains
Non-Operative Ankle Fractures
Operative Ankle Fractures
Hindfoot Injuries
Postoperative Ankle/Hindfoot Fusion 
Stress Fractures
Postoperative Ligament Repair
Postoperative Tendon Repair
Peroneal Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
Chronic Instability
Peripheral Neuropathy
Chronic Midfoot Pain
Charcot Foot (Stage 2 & 3)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Guillain-Barré
Drop Foot (Mild)
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

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South Bend, IN, USA

Acute TayCo External Ankle Brace

Fits over the shoe for comfort and stability. The brace can replace walking boots and AFOs.