The A.F.O. on the global market today were made by high temperature thermoplastic or carbon-fiber and target patients suffering from stroke, traffic accidents, falls…etc. e.g. 6.9 million people suffer from ischemic stroke and 3.4 million people suffer from hemorrhagic stroke, 20 to 50 million people suffer physical injury from traffic accidents and millions of elderly also sustain physical injury from falls. These patients need A.F.O. to support lower limbs or prevent foot drop but most patients can't obtain sufficient insurance coverage for these expensive devices.
Despite of the fact that anterior A.F.O. can be made by low temperature thermoplastic into pre-cut format from flat sheet, the resulting product can still be very weak and easily breakable when used as a walking support. This is because both sides of anterior A.F.O. around the ankle area are only held together by a simple overlap of the sheets.
Presine Co., Ltd. has several decades of experience and plastic molding expertise, as it is one of the hidden champion in the world for several defensive devices. Our pre-mold Anterior A.F.O. has been awarded a ISO 13485 Certificate and it’s made through an unique molding process, with reinforced areas where Pre-Cut can’t made.