The Only Complete Solution for Drop Foot
The only complete solution for drop foot. The Step- Smart® brace is not only designed for clearance during swing phase, it is also engineered to handle shock absorption at heel strike. The exclusive Jacob Joint® pushes the foot into gentle dorsiflexion during swing phase. Then the pre-loaded feature of the joint absorbs shock and decelerates the plantarflexion phase instantaneously during heel strike.
The dorsiflexion assist Jacob Joint® comes complete with three sets of replaceable compression components that offer varying degrees of shock absorption. This allows the practitioner to adjust the shock absorption level to match the weight and step length of the patient.
The Step-Smart is a low profile, easy to use comfortable, and is designed with the proper dynamics to imitate the natural foot & ankle movements. This off the shelf brace can be customized to match each patient's shock absorption requirements and their foot/calf angle.
We're confident that your patients will agree with Dr. Walter Keller, Vascular Surgeon and Step-Smart user, when he states "With the old AFO design, walking was so tiresome that I was content falling on my face rather than use it. I love the Step-Smart because it better mimics the natural ankle motions during walking. I use it all day long."
Step-Smart size S/M fits heel widths up to 63mm (2½ inches) and up to a Men’s shoe size 9 or Women’s size 10. The end of the footplate should land behind the metatarsal heads. The S/M footplate length is 6¼”.
Step-Smart size L/XL fits heel widths up to 76mm (3 inches) and up to a Men’s shoe size 7 and higher, Women’s shoe size 8 and higher. The end of the footplate should land behind the metatarsal heads. The L/XL footplate length is 6¾”.
NOTE: The most important measurement for determining the proper size is the heel width.