Patient Instructions

A crutch is a walking aid designed to keep pressure off your leg or foot after an injury or surgical procedure.  The following information has been provided to help you learn to use this walking aid safely and effectively.

An ankle foot orthosis (AFO) is a custom made brace used to support muscles, immobilize joints, and/or correct the position of your foot and ankle.  It may be made of metal, thermoplastic, or a combination of materials.