The Universal Neonatal Foot Orthotic (UNFO) Brace is a pre-molded corrective shoe with Velcro strips that was specifically designed to treat metatarsus adductus (MTA) in newborns. The device provides a six-point rotational foot brace and a free ankle joint; it also offers an efficient treatment that’s both easy and time-saving. With the UNFO orthotic foot brace, there are no complications and high compliance – which eliminates the need for casting.
Benefits of UNFO
UNFO is far superior, safer and less stressful than serial casting for the treatment of MTA of any severity. Additionally, UNFO places the responsibility of treating mild to moderate patients in the physician’s hands rather than relying on the parents’ ability to correctly perform stretching exercises on their baby’s feet several times a day for weeks and months as a compromising “wait-and-see” treatment. As there is no need to “wait and see” whether stretching is an effective treatment for the infant, UNFO prevents the risk of failing to treat infants with MTA in time.
With UNFO, parents can be assured that their baby will be correctly treated from the start. The patient benefits from an innovative and state-of-the-art treatment while the physician gains credibility and the ability to effectively treat all forms of MTA. Moreover, insurance providers gain the benefit of a cost-effective treatment.