Both of Bertrand's legs were fitted because of tightness in the ankles--his left ankle was getting particularly bad which was affecting his knees and spine. We chose the Cascade DAFO brand in part because they were highly recommended and also because, thanks to their thinner plastic, they would work well for daytime and nighttime use. He may grow out of them sooner, but we think they're worth it.
Bertrand looked a bit worried before the fitting started.
With all the scissors, saws, gloves and electrical tape?! being amassed on the table, I was a bit worried too!
But once the fitting started, Bertrand was all smiles. I guess the socks tickled?
The double layer of "socks" protecting Bertrand's leg.
Mama stabilizing Bertrand's knee and Bertrand surprisingly letting her.
The cast material being set on the leg.
Bertrand was very intrigued by the entire process.
Cutting the finish mold off with a cast saw. Yikes!
An almost finished mold!
A few more snips before the mold can be removed, packed and shipped.
And this is how Bertrand got through the second leg being cast: a powerful combination of Elmo and iPad. Together they could rule the world--according to Bertrand.
And this is the design Bertrand chose for his new AFOs!