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Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace.
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace.
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace.
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace.
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace
Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace.

Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO Brace

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Thrive Orthopedics® F3 Magnetic AFO

Walk easier and more naturally with the NEW Magnetic F3 Carbon Fiber AFO, available now!

The F3 is the only AFO on the market with a full 2-year manufacturer's warranty.

Our team has spent years working in the field with actual AFO users and practitioners to find out exactly what they desired in their ideal AFO.

The ideas sprung from those clinical discussions and patient requests were incorporated into every facet of the F3 Magnetic carbon fiber dynamic feedback orthosis. We have rebuilt the brace from the ground up to offer a superior ankle & foot support system with the industry's first and only Easy-grab F3 Magnetic Fastening System. For the first time ever, no more wrestling with velcro-style straps and D-rings. The F3 Magnetic fastening system leverages patented technology to make fastening and unfastening your brace as easy as a single click!

Our F3 advanced carbon fiber Ankle Foot Orthosis (known as an AFO) is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Mindfully designed for users with dexterity issues, this dynamic feedback orthosis is ultra-lightweight with the industry’s best 2-year carbon warranty.

Thanks to your feedback, our cutting-edge design boasts the following best-in-class product features:

✔ ULTRA-LIGHT– Our aerospace-grade carbon fiber stores and releases energy, providing dynamic feedback to make walking easier and more natural. Common indications include foot drop, achilles tendinosis, foot slap, MS, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, Charcotmarie-tooth, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, post-polio syndrome, midfoot and ankle arthrosis, and more

✔ Industry's Only F3 Magnetic Fastening System - Leverages patented technology to eliminate the need for velcro-style straps and D-rings. No more wrestling with your AFO, simply fasten and unfasten your device with a single magnetic click

✔ 2-YEAR WARRANTY - Maximum durability and the industry's best 2-year total carbon fiber warranty

✔ MAXIMUM SUPPORT - The F3 AFO strikes the perfect balance between lightweight construction and an enhanced, ultra-secure fit

✔ MAXIMUM COMFORT – The F3 AFO uses thermal-formed, moisture-wicking padding with a tibia- relief channel, making this brace the most comfortable AFO on the market

✔ ZERO CONTACT – Our proprietary strut design avoids contact with the ankle bone that causes many other devices to be uncomfortable or painful

✔ FUTURISTIC DESIGN – The breathtaking laminated finish and intricate design details make the F3 AFO the single most premium product in the industry

✔ 5 CONVENIENT SIZES – People are not one-size-fits-all, and your AFO brace shouldn't be either! The F3 AFO accommodates the full spectrum of sizes and anatomies, from Women’s size 6 to Men’s size 15

✔ FAMILY OWNED - Thrive Orthopedics is a family-owned, independent business operating out of Carmel, Indiana. We treat every customer like a member of the Thrive family

How Does the F3 AFO Help?

 Lightweight, Dynamic Support - The F3 AFO is more than just a foot drop brace. Leveraging ultra-light, aerospace-grade carbon fiber, the F3 is one of the lightest yet most supportive devices available in the industry today. This dynamic control allows for improved support, off-loading, and balance which helps you walk more naturally

✔ Dorsiflexion Assist - People suffering from drop foot lose some or all of their ability to dorsiflex, their ability to raise their foot upwards towards their shin. Because of this, carbon fiber AFOs are often referred to as foot drop braces. The F3 AFO not only provides control and support for users with foot drop, but the contoured footplate design and carbon fiber material properties actually store and release energy throughout the gait cycle to provide dorsiflexion assistance and a spring-like effect for users with foot drop.  

✔ Plantarflexion Control - Plantarflexion is the the ability to point your foot away from your leg. The F3 AFO is often referred to as a dorsi-assist AFO but carbon fiber AFOs also work effectively to restrict plantarflexion, allowing for greater energy storage and velocity during push-off.

✔ Muscle Usage & Posture - Many practitioners and clinical experts cite extensive benefits of the utilization of dynamic carbon fiber ankle foot orthoses (like the F3) over more restrictive and cumbersome plastic devices often prescribed to those suffering from foot drop. According to Randy Stevens, BOCPD, CFO, “The energy restoring aspect of carbon AFOs increases range of motion in the knee and hip, and leads to less abducted gait patterns. More muscles are firing, so we’re not contributing to weakening of the gastrocs. Oftentimes a more normal gait brings with it a more erect posture, as well.”

✔ Incredible Comfort - Our lateral strut design allows the brace to enter your shoe on the outside-side of your foot, in-front of the ankle bone, creating a zero contact entry point and eliminating the painful rubbing and chaffing that many users experience with other AFOs on the market. Our moisture-wicking padding is ultra-breathable and also removable, washable, and replaceable. 

✔ Designed With You in Mind - If you have ever had a bad experience in the healthcare system, you know the only way to get what you deserve is to advocate for yourself. With insurances and healthcare networks trying to maximize profit by prescribing cheap plastic devices or one-size-fits-all braces that just don't fit, we set out to design a product that we would be proud to give to a member of own family. The F3 AFO is the most premium and functional device on the market - don't settle for anything less. 



Indication & Fitting Guide

Common Indications: foot drop, foot slap, and other pathologies related to ambulatory weakness associated with conditions such as MS, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injuries, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Gullain-Barre syndrome, achilles tendinosis, post polio syndrome, stroke, cerebral palsy, mid-foot and ankle arthrosis, or myelomeningocele. 

Do not use this product if: User weight exceeds 299 lbs, user has ulcers on or near AFO contact area, user has moderate or severe edema, user has moderate to severe foot deformities, user has severe ankle instability, user has plantarflexion contracture, user has severe fixed ankle valgus or varus conditions, user has non-correctable triplanar instability, user engages in high impact sports or activities, user has material allergies, user has severe spasticity.

Fitting Tips: 

✔ Utilize appropriate footwear: Our F-series AFOs can be worn with a wide variety of shoes but we typically recommend comfortable, lace-up sneakers with a slightly raised heel height such as Brooks, New Balance, and Sketchers. In most cases, our F-Series AFOs will work perfectly with your current shoe size but if you find yourself needing extra room, you may consider moving up 1/2 a shoe size. 

✔ Measure your current insole: Our F-Series AFOs are intended to be used inside of your shoe, under your current insole. To ensure that you order the appropriate size, measure your current insole and compare the length to the sizing chart above and choose the size that is closest but not significantly larger than the length of your current insole. These devices can only be trimmed by certified medical professionals with appropriate tools and safety equipment to accommodate modifications. 

✔ The straps can be trimmed with scissors: If the straps are too long, remove the Thrive-branded alligator tabs from the top and bottom straps (these are velcro'd on - not sewn on). Trim the straps to the desired length and reattach the alligator tabs for a secure fit.

Magnetic Interference and Medical Devices

This product utilizes magnets. Under certain conditions, magnets and electromagnetic fields might interfere with medical devices. For example, implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. To avoid any potential interactions with these types of medical devices, do not use this product unless you have consulted your physician. 

If you suspect that your Thrive product is interfering with your medical device, stop using your Thrive product and consult your physician and your medical-device manufacturer.

 

Warning

Thrive Orthopedics magnetic straps are designed with commercial-grade magnets. Magnetic accessories should not be worn by and/or around persons with implanted electro-medical devices e.g. pacemakers, defibrillators, internal insulin pumps, etc. It is possible that the magnetic field may cause interference in the operation of the medical devices. Thrive Orthopedics assumes no liability or responsibility related to unwarranted conditions resulting in any damage, injury, death or expense in correlation with any use or misuse of Thrive Orthopedics products.

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    Craig DeCamp
    Initial Use

    I like the new style of magnetic closure, plus the optional velcro included for a more traditional closure. The multiple trimming points on the AFO will allow for a more customized fit. Its a very sleek and professional quality carbon AFO.

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    Sandy Harrison
    Super AFO

    I was looking for an AFO to replace a broken one. The local guys told me it would take one to two weeks. I went online and found Thrive Ortho. I called them and inquired about the model and size I needed and if it was in stock. I got a great response from them and promptly ordered it online. I ordered it at about noon or so on a Thursday and it arrived Saturday at noon. Great service. I put it on and it works and feels great. I got the magnetic straps and they are awesome. No more fiddling with the Velcro. These folks know customer service and how to take care f the customer. Thanks to them.

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    Raymond Saucier
    Quality product/well made

    First let me start by saying Justin from customer service was a big help and super informative of the proper brace that I needed, thanks. I have MS and have drop foot which has been getting worse over time. If not for a brace and my walking stick would be stuck at home. For me that not an option, hate sitting around! I do have a brace made by 1 of there competitors Allard USA the Bluerocker which already has a crack and is a little over year old. That brace was covered by my insurance but can only get a new 1 every 5 years. Not happening with my life style. Thrive’s brace was a third of the cost and has a great warranty of 2 years. Allard’s was only a lousy 6 months, really? This brace is very sturdy and well made! Love the magnetic clip function versuses the typical Velcro straps which definitely loosen over time. When purchasing magnetic type F3 AFO brace it actually comes with the Velcro straps in case you want them, you won’t the magnetic ones are the way to go. Well worth the extra 50 dollars. I did just purchase this brace and looking forward to the longevity but as an MS patient for years can tell this will be excellent for my daily use. Thanks so much Thrive Orthopedics for a great product and you have a customer for years to come!!!

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    Francis Hunnicutt
    Drop foot recovery from stroke

    I switched out my AFO that was custom fit to my leg and ankle with the F3 magnetic brace. I instantly saw a significant improvement in my walking stride and stepping. It is a night and day difference between the way I walked before in my rehabilitation to now as I continue to self rehab after I was discharged from my therapy sessions with physical and occupational therapists. I wish I had this product when I began to walk again. And you can wear YOUR own shoes in your normal size. I had to buy multiple pairs of shoes in two sixes bigger so I could fit them over my old AFO. Now I just slide my normal shoe right on with the F5 on no problem. I just purchased a second brace I was so satisfied with mine.it’s very comfortable and durable. I highly recommend this product for everyone and anyone suffering from drop foot.

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    R.E.
    THE MOST AMAZING BRACE EVER!!!!

    I love the F3 - it has changed my life. But after 12 months, it cracked near the ankle and I've been limping around waiting for Thrive to restock inventory for a Large Left F3 for 3 months! I sure hope I'm not waiting much longer! My hips and back can't take much more. . . otherwise I'm gonna have to look elsewhere. . .

    Thanks so much for the kind words and sorry for the delay! We expect to have size large back in stock this week and we will message you accordingly to get you situated. Thank you for choosing Thrive!

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    My physician has prescribed this product for my medical condition. I will read and carefully follow the manufacturer's directions provided with the unit. I assume all responsibility for the use/misuse of this product. I will contact my physician immediately in the case of any untoward reactions caused by the use of this unit.

    By purchasing this product, you certify that you are a qualified medical professional or currently under the treatment of a physician who has prescribed this device. You agree to read and carefully follow the manufacturer's directions provided with the unit. You understand that the user will assume all responsibility for the use/misuse of this item. You agree to contact a physician immediately in the case of any untoward reactions caused by the use of this device. By clicking "Add to Cart" you certify that the above statement(s) is/are true.

    WARNING: California's Proposition 65

    Warning
    Thrive Orthopedics magnetic straps are designed with commercial-grade magnets. Magnetic accessories should not be worn by and/or around persons with implanted electro-medical devices e.g. pacemakers, defibrillators, internal insulin pumps, etc. It is possible that the magnetic field may cause interference in the operation of the medical devices. Thrive Orthopedics assumes no liability or responsibility related to unwarranted conditions resulting in any damage, injury, death or expense in correlation with any use or misuse of Thrive Orthopedics products.