So today we are getting them adjusted again due to pressure sores. They were just adjusted a few months ago for the same issue. I KNOW adjustments are common and are to be expected, especially since children are still growing etc. I'm really curious about YOUR PERSONAL experience. So far we've had to get adjustments every 2-3 months. How often did YOU have to go in for adjustments?
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 11:56 AM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by kimigogo at 9:46 AM on Jun. 23, 2010
He just started wearing the AFO Jan of 2010. As I've said we've been in every 2-3 months to have the adjusted. We notice the sores right away, this time they are at a stage 1 or less. They are about the size of an eraser head and really are at where the screw of the hinge meets his foot. The last time he had pressure sores was in the beginning of April just days after we added a hinge to his AFO. (I have pictures of his AFOs on my blog). We go see the surgeon next week so imagine that we are going to have to get a new adjustment next week as well to allow for more articulation in the ankle joint. He is wearing AFO because in November 2009 he had surgery for ITW. The surgery lengthen the Achilles tendon in both feet. Wearing the AFOs are a part of his post-surgery recovery.
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 10:01 AM on Jun. 23, 2010
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