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Momentum Offloading Brace

Momentum Offloading Brace

Momentum® is an innovative custom carbon fibre Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO). Designed by Blatchfords to partially offload the foot and ankle to relieve pressure and pain following complex lower limb injury. The unique design and carbon fibre construction is lightweight yet strong, making the brace ideal for both daily use and high impact activities.


Designed and manufactured by Blatchfords for patients with debilitating foot and ankle injuries, such as drop-foot, peripheral nerve injuries, pain due to complex fractures or multiple surgeries, and those who have considered ankle fusion surgery or elective amputation. 
Current users of the brace have returned to an active lifestyle including running.


Suitability

Suitable for conditions including, but not limited to:

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions

  • Ankle trauma or ankle fracture
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle osteoarthritis
  • Acute foot and ankle pain during movement or weight bearing
  • Acute foot and ankle pain upon activity
  • Abnormal gait pattern with asymmetric stride length and limited push off

Neurological conditions

  • Peripheral nerve injuries such as drop foot
  • Spina Bifida
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)

Congenital conditions

  • Club Foot



Contraindications

The brace is not suitable for those with excessive lower limb swelling or open wounds.

Design

The bespoke construction allows customisation in all areas. The anterior knee support is moulded and shaped to fit under the knee to offload strain from the ankle and foot, while a solid ankle section prevents triplanar motion. The posterior struts follow the same principles as prosthetic running blades, which compress and store energy that is released at push off for additional propulsion.


By working closely with Blatchfords clinic staff, the Buchanan Clinic, has achieved the status of certified provider of Momentum® products enabling us to assess and prescribe the brace

Patient Stories

Emily’s Momentum Story

Paul’s Momentum Brace Story



Assessment

If you feel you could benefit from a Momentum® please get in touch and we can help you decide if the Momentum®  is suitable for you.

Email: [email protected]
Call: 0141 440 1999
Address: 603 Helen Street,
Glasgow,
Scotland,
G51 3AR 

Further Reading

Running AFO guide

AFO guide

Carbon FIbre AFO

orthoses to improve walking difficulties in MS






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