2092 / ANKLE STIRRUP BRACE - AIRFORM PADS
This stirrup ankle brace has a single bladder with three regulated communicative chambers. Its one-of-a-kind design utilizes the fit of low profile pneumatics to dramatically increase stability without the rolling and swaying experienced in other stirrups. The "slow rebound" air delivery design reduces bottoming out. The air bladder is enclosed and protected to prevent the air chambers from being punctured. The Airform pad captures and provides a continuous smooth interface with the surface anatomy.
Indications Listed Below
• Provides unparalleled comfort, support and uniform compression without bulky padding
• Increases ankle stability, reduces swelling and pain
• Unique pulsating multi-chamber air bladder provides a customized fit with each step
• Air bladder is self contained and protected
• No straws needed and no risk of over-inflating
• Soft flexible edge onto the hard outer shell helps eliminate pressure points on the ankle and increases wearing comfort
• Quick-adjust heel loops allow for a custom fit and permit unobstructed plantar and dorsi-flexion
Unique pulsating multi-chamber air bladder provides a customized fit with each step. Air bladder is self contained and protected. No straws needed and no risk of over-inflating.
Hard outside, soft inside
Provides unparalleled comfort, support and uniform compression without bulky padding. Soft flexible edge onto the hard outer shell helps eliminate pressure points on the ankle and increases wearing comfort.
How to Measure for and Apply OTC Stirrup Brace
TO FIT MOST ADULTS
A. Size adjustable to fit most adults
1. Step into brace. Make certain the side stirrups are centred along the lower leg and ankle
2. Wrap the lower strap snugly around the brace
3. Adjust the heel width if necessary. Peel back the bottom layer and reapply by engaging the hook and loop where brace is snug. Return to step 1 and 2 if necessary.
4. Wrap top strap and readjust the lower strap as necessary to achieve a snug fit.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC Ankle Products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Post Cast Removal|
|Post Metatarsal Injury|
|Post Surgery Use and Rehab|
|Post Static Pain|
|Soft Tissue Injuries|
|Sprains, Grade 2 and 3|
|Stable Fractures of the Ankle|
|Stress Fractures of the Foot|
SPRAIN AND STRAIN CONDITIONS
These affect the connective tissues around the joints. Sprains are injuries to ligaments.The injury can be considered mild (slight stretching), moderate (partial tear), or severe(complete tearing). One or more ligaments can be injured in a sprain. The severity of the strain will depend on the extent of injury to a single ligament (whether the tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved.
Helping the joint to heal is the purpose of ankle bracing. By placing the ankle in a neutral position, the support restricts movement and relieves painful stresses on the various ligaments, tendons and muscles. Further, it aids healing by restricting or limiting the use of the injured part of the extremity.
The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed on this page. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
A mild strain can occur for a number of reasons, but is most often caused by a person’s weight being applied to an ankle that is at an unnatural angle - eversion or inversion - with the ligament or ligament group being stretched or even torn.
MODERATE & SEVERE SPRAINS
Sprains are classified as mild, moderate or severe based on the extent of the injury and the number of ligaments involved. A moderate sprain is a slight treating of a ligament or a ligament group, while a severe sprain will always be a complete tear, and usually among a group of ligaments.
ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES
The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and is the most often injured, usually as a result of overuse. The Achilles tendon is stretched or relaxed with every ankle movement, which can lead to a prolonged recovery period if the patient becomes too active without the proper use of ankle supports or walking aids such as canes and crutches.
Shown to the right is an image of Achilles tendinitis, which is an inflammation or slight tearing of the tendon.
To the right is an image of Achilles rupture, which is a complete tear of the tendon often associated with a “popping” sound when the separation occurs. Treatment for an Achilles rupture includes reattachment surgery followed by total resting of tendon until healed and strengthened through rehabilitation.
Bones of the ankle
D. Cuboid Bone
E. Cuboid Bone
F. Intermediate Cuneiform
G. Medial Cuneiform
Tendons & Ligaments of the ankle
A. Anterior Talofibular Ligament
B. Achilles Tendon
C. Peroneus Longus Tendon
D. Achilles Tendon
E. Deltoid Ligaments
F. Anterior Tibial Tendon