CUSTOM EXTERNAL ANKLE BRACE
Functional Support For Ankle Instability
The Custom TayCo External Ankle Brace (Custom TayCo XAB) is a custom manufactured AFO for people suffering from chronic ankle ailments or for patients with moderate or severe deformities. It restricts eversion and inversion of the ankle with options for immobilized and free motion plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. It gives functional support with a reduced risk of soft tissue damage.
"With the TayCo External Ankle Brace, I’m back to doing the things I love to do. It’s definitely changed my life for the better."
Lori Keller – Patient
Custom Fabricated from Measurements or Casting
The Custom TayCo XAB is most commonly used for chronic injuries such as Chronic Instability or Charcot. It is available in both immobilized or free motion, allowing for plantarflexion and dorsiflexion, but most commonly prescribed as Free Motion. The Custom TayCo XAB is generally prescribed for long term (6+ months) use or for a patient with moderate to severe ankle deformity.
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 can work in conjunction with an orthotic.
ANKLE IMMOBILIZATION OR FREE MOTION
The brace can be immobilized or free motion depending on the physician's recommendation. Free motion supports inversion/eversion and motion dorsiflexion and plantarflexion for a normal gait. Immobilized also prevents movement in dorsiflexion and plantarflexion.
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.
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 physiology the longer they wear it.
CUSTOM FABRICATED FROM MEASUREMENTS OR CASTING
The brace is custom fabricated for your patient's unique physiology. A custom brace is fabricated from either measurements and pictures or a casting. Measurement are acceptable in most cases, however moderate to severe ankle deformity requires casting.
MADE IN THE USA
The TayCo Brace is proudly designed and manufactured in the USA. Our manufacturing partner, Sure Step, the leader in custom pediatric AFOs, builds all our braces in South Bend, IN.
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.
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Drop Foot (Mild)
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