An ideal AFO should be a superior aid, but also designed to adapt to life in all its different shapes. Functionality, aesthetics, and discretion are keywords. It has been our goal to design a product that meets these criteria, fulfilling the needs of the modern human being and as well as highest professional standards. We believe to have reached the goal, with a zero-compromise device.
The spiral form addresses the important issue of avoiding movement of the device on the lower part of the leg. For most users, movements will be uncomfortable, causing heat and skin irritation. For some, e.g. diabetes patients, it is critical to minimize friction on extra sensitive skin. The unique construction keeps the fixture-band in a steady and gentle position.
Choosing the right material is pivotal in creating flexibility and robustness at the same time. Our solution: The patented carbon-fibre spiral construction. The carbon fibres are layered in a unique structure, that ensures the exact right strength and flexibility at every point. At the same time, the strenght of carbon-fibre achieves a possible weight of only app. 120 grams.
All surfaces are smooth and rounded, to achieve a soft fit. This ensures that clothing moves naturally around the leg, and importantly, that the Comfit AFO integrates elegantly and gently with footwear. Result: Minimal wear-and-tear.
We have taken much care in designing a product with aesthetic value. We believe that an orthosis should be worth showing and a pleasure to look at. The simple design, materialized in the polished carbon-fibre material, creates an elegant look and feel that will please the user every day.
What is not always noted when trying a drop-foot orthosis, is the high importance of low weight. During the stretch of a days use, even small variations in weight have significant impact on the overall feel of a clearly noticeable or practically unnoticed experience. The carbon fibre, and in specific the unique layering of the individual fibres, achieves a possible weight of only app. 120 grams.
The Comfit AFO comes in 10 different variations, suitable for all types of needs. The correct size is chosen in the same way as chosing footwear: a combination of width an length.
Width: The AFO comes in two widths – regular and extra wide. Regular will fit most users. Extra wide provides more space for a more protrudent skeletal structure in the malleole. The extra wide version is developed for individuals with conditions causing increased ankle diameter.
Length: The AFO comes in two lengths – short and long. Short is shoesizes ≤ EU-42. Long is shoe sizes ≥ EU-43.
Individual adaption for the ten different available combinations is easily achieved by sanding the front part of the orthosis until desired size and shape is reached.
See ‘Purchase’ section for detailed information on article numbers and delivery.
The Comfit AFO directly targets patients diagnosed with: Half-side paralysis, e.g. due to stroke (Hemi-paresis), and non-spastic paresis and no increased muscle tension.
The Comfit AFO has been demonstrated how to merge the vital aspects of an ideal drop foot orthosis. Thousands of users prefer the Comfit AFO. The orthosis is patented as well as CE approved.
Normalization of walk is the most essential feature for any drop foot-orthosis. But the method applied to realize this is not a given. For Comfit it is essential that using an orthosis fixes problems – without creating new ones. Happy patients are loyal patients.
By implementing the SFS-construction, which allows a controlled deformation and the shaping of a bouncy S-curve in the sole of the orthosis, the normally much strained parts are relieved.
This means that the Comfit AFO achieves much better durability than other products. This feature is prominently to the benefit of the user, but the orthopedic engineer (CPO) will also experience fewer complaints, returns, and unnecessary extra consultations.
The Comfit AFO comes ready to be put in the shoe. If necessary the footplate can be reduced to fit the shoe size. An optional cushion pad can be placed on the inside of the vertical member to keep the ankle straight. If the user wear a correctional inlay in the shoe, this can without problems be placed on top of the footplate.
Please direct any inquiry to:
Tumstocksvägen 11 A
SE-187 66 Täby
A user guide to patients as well as orthopedic engineers is available via this link:
Article numbers when ordering:
0201 – Small, right
0202 – Small, left
0203 – Large, right
0204 – Large, left
02010 – Small, right, steel reinforced
02020 – Small, left, steel reinforced
02030 – Large, right, steel reinforced
02040 – Large, left, steel reinforced
0207 – Large, right, wide
0208 – Large, left, wide
02070 – Large, right, wide, steel reinforced
02080 – Large, left, wide, steel reinforced
The AFO can most often be delivered witin day to day notice.
For pricing details on the Comfit AFO, please contact you local distributor.
Comfit Restore A/S is a Danish medico company founded in 2001 by Henrik Spang Andersen. With more than 30 years of experience as orthopedic engineers (CPOs) in own clinics as well as engagements in product development, we specialize in developing orthopedic devices.
With our products we wish to change the way orthopedics are developed. We introduce a philosophy where function, design and a dynamic approach to life are not mutually exclusive – they are pre-requisites. Orthopedic devices should raise the bar in regards to functionality, as well as being highly aesthetic.