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CARE OF ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS (UCB DEROTATIONAL)

 

PROPER FIT

  1. 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 UCB while noting any red or sore areas.  As you build-up tolerance, increase wearing time as advised by your physician or orthotist.

  2. If you experience any sharp and/or jabbing pressure from your UCB (especially along the edges or over bony areas) contact your orthotist.

  3. Change in bone structure and/or body size may cause your UCB to fit unsatisfactorily.  Visit with your physician or orthotist on a regular basis to see if any changes in the UCB are necessary.

SELF-EXAMINATION

  • Examine daily the condition of your skin.  Contact your orthotist immediately with any persistent soreness or irritation caused by your UCB.

KEEPING YOUR ORTHOSIS CLEAN

  • To clean your orthosis, wipe with a damp cloth and completely dry with a towel, or allow your UCB to dry at room temperature.

STOCKINGS

  1. Clean cotton stockings should be worn with your UCB.

  2. Keep the stocking wrinkle-free.

SHOES

  • Your orthosis should work well in most types of shoes, however, the shoe will be tighter when the orthosis is added.  Athletic shoe work well when the inlay sole is taken out.  Remember shoes or athletic type shoes will wear out faster on the inside rather than the outside when wearing a UCB.

Care Guides

Waco
7724 Central Park Dr
Waco, TX 76712


phone: (254)776-5533
toll free: (877)776-5504
fax: (254)776-5590


Temple
2626 S 37th St Suite 104
Temple, TX 76504


phone: (254)742-2771
toll free: (877)742-2771
fax: (254)773-5363