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Richie Brace Restoring Mobility and Quality of Life


The Richie Brace" was designed and introduced to the medical community in 1996 by sports podiatrist, Dr. Doug Richie. Since that time the Richie Brace has become a gold standard treatment in the orthotics industry. It is . universally recognized by podiatrists, pedorthists, orthotlsts and orthopedic surgeons as a unique, breakthrough technology to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle pathologies. Many imitations have followed, but none have achieved the fit, comfort and clinical success of the Richie Brace.
  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • Standard 35mm Heel Cup fits into the bottom of the heel counter of the shoe
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigid lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachment
  • Control of First Ray,Midtarsal and Subtalar joints
  • Control of Calcaneal inversion/eversion
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle Motion
  • Thin posterior plastic shell allows optimal shoe fit
  • No need to increase shoe size

Restricted Hinge

A more rigid ankle articulation restricts ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion to a range under 5 degrees without disrupting a smooth contact and heel rise phase of gait. This model is suited for treatment of severe PTTD, mild dropfoot conditions as well as degenerative arthritis of the ankle and hindfoot.

Dynamic Assist

A dorsiflexion-assist AFO for Dropfoot Conditions
The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace is a custom articulated ankle-foot-orthosis with two spring-like hinges, medial and lateral, to provide up to 15 degrees of dorsoflexion of the foot at the ankle joint during the swing phase of gait.
  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • 3Smm Heel Cup
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigid lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured foot plate attachment
  • Tamarack" flexural ankle joints
  • Dynamic dorsifexion-assist
  • Control of varus/valgus alignment of the foot
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle Motion
  • Optimal shoe fit

Medial Arch Suspender

A patented innovation* provides an adjustable lifting strap under the talo-navicular joint to resist collapse of the medial arch as well as eversion of the ankle and hindfoot. This modification is indicated for severe PTTD and severe pronation disorders of the hindfoot.

*US Patent No. 6,602,215

For additional Richie Brace Products, please see our Richie Brace Catalog on the side or visit our Forms Section to view the Training Guide and Order form for Richie Brace products.

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