Creating a Quick But Accurate Foam Pad Template for AFO

This tip is useful for time sensitive occasions. It is accurate, reproducible, quick, an efficient use of materials. Materials you will need are scissors, masking tape, and a marker.

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First, start by creating the template with the masking tape over the area that needs a pad replacement. Try to contour neatly and cover the entire area.

First, start by creating the template with the masking tape over the area that needs a pad replacement. Try to contour neatly and cover the entire area.

Next, outline the shape of the area.

Next, outline the shape of the area.

Remove the masking tape in one piece, place flat on the piece of foam that will be used to create the pad.

Remove the masking tape in one piece, place flat on the piece of foam that will be used to create the pad.

Cut and skive this piece as needed.

Cut and skive this piece as needed.

Glue into Device. Perfect fit!

Tech tip by Cody, 2014

Thanks to Bio-mechanical Composites Inc. for this technique