The UNFO foot brace is a revolutionary device designed specifically for the treatment of metatarsus adductus (MTA) in newborns. UNFO-s is the first short foot orthopedic device that is worn below the ankle – providing a far superior, safer, and less stressful solution than serial casting for the treatment of metatarsus adductus, also known as metatarsus varus.
The UNFO foot brace’s discrete, sandal-like design allows for gentle, comfortable care. The brace spares parents and infants the unnecessary physical and social discomfort they may experience with leg casts.
The UNFO foot brace has a number of benefits for both patients and physicians. While patients enjoy an effective and innovative state-of-the-art treatment, physicians can enjoy more credibility plus the ability to effectively treat patients with MTA. Additionally, insurance providers gain the benefit of a cost-effective treatment.
The UNFO foot brace is available in five sizes and several colors for both the left and right foot. It is suitable for newborns up to 12 months.
- Easily fitted
- Accurately positioned
- Comfortably worn
- Stress-free treatment for infant and parents
UNFO Foot Brace Components
Components of the UNFO foot brace include:
A. A rigid plastic insert to support the foot. The insert is covered by a soft thermoplastic material to prevent pressure sores.
The medial wall is curves as anti-adductus shape to allow more space at the mid-foot for adequate correction. The cushion is molded over the first metatarsus and the big toe for better consistent fixation of the foot in the brace.
B. A circular adjustable strap that immobilizes the foot in the brace. Fixed over the medial wall of the brace, the Velcro strap (which features a wide and soft pillow for comfort) can be adjusted by the treating physician as the treatment progresses.
The strap has two major functions:
- To stabilize the heel in the heel cage and the whole foot in the brace, which ensures that the foot remains securely fixed in the brace.
- To apply corrective pressures on the mid foot for adequate realignment of the foot.