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DONNING AND DOFFING (Putting on and taking off your KAFO)
Donn the orthosis first and then the shoe. A shoe horn may be helpful, or
Slip the orthosis in the shoe first and then slide the foot into the orthosis using it as a shoe horn.
Clean cotton stockings should be worn under the KAFO. This will be more comfortable and reduce perspiration.
Keep the stocking wrinkle-free.
KEEPING YOUR ORTHOSIS CLEAN
Clean your KAFO by using a mild soap and wiping with a damp cloth completely dry with a towel or allow the orthosis to dry at room temperature.
Examine your skin in contact with the orthosis every day. Skin redness may develop under pressure areas of your new orthosis. The redness should disappear 20 to 30 minutes after the orthosis is removed.
As you become accustomed to the orthosis the redness should disappear. If blisters or open sores occur in the pressure areas, stop wearing and contact your orthotist for adjustments.
Similar to a new pair of shoes, a correctly fitted orthosis may seem uncomfortable at first. During the first few days, alternate times in and out of your KAFO while noting any red or sore areas. As you build-up tolerance increase wearing time until you are able to wear it all the time as advised by your physician or orthotist.
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