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

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Custom Crafted

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.

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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 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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

COMMON USES

Peroneal Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis

Chronic Disorder of Ligaments

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Ankle

Osteoarthritis of the Ankle

Peripheral Neuropathy
Chronic Midfoot Pain

Charcot Foot (Stage 2 & 3)

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
Chronic Instability

Peripheral Neuropathy
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Guillain-Barré
Drop Foot (Mild)
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

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