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[vc_single_image image=”3873″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_wp_text]Pictured above: Additive Supra Orthosis[/vc_wp_text]

What is Supra Malleolar Orthoses (SMO)?

A shell which extends from above the ankle bones to underneath the foot. It may extend to the ball of the foot or to the end of the foot depending on individual requirements. The shell covers the ankle bones but is cut away at the posterior (back) portion of the ankle and over the instep. The strapping requirements will depend on the condition being treated. Padding is included to protect  bony areas.

Material options include 3D printed nylon and thermoplastic.

What does it do?

Provides controlling forces to stabilise the foot position. It’s higher trimline helps to reduce pressure on the foot which can sometimes be experienced when using devices with a lower trimline.