Turbomed Xtern AFO (Ankle foot orthosis)


Introducing the Turbomed Xtern: Get Your Life Back!

 The Turbomed XTERN AFO is Game Changer solution for peoples afflicted by foot drop.

It will allow running, walking, hiking in mountain as long and as far as you want without any discomforts. This ankle foot orthosis (AFO), was tested in many conditions, during many marathons, triathlons, endurance activities and adventures in the wild Canadian backcountry. Unlike conventional foot drop brace, it can be fit on high hiking footwear, winter or safety boots.

This device controls  foot drop and allow easy plantarflexion in order to keep maximal  ankle range of motion and calf muscle strength.

It is affix totally outside the shoe to maximize comfort and prevent skin breakdown, rubbing injuries to the foot.

It can be changed from one shoe to another in a few seconds.


Drop Foot Made Simple: Maximizing Functionality and Comfort


The TurboMed XTERN AFO is a revolutionary new treatment option for drop foot.

It’s unique patented design acts as an exoskeleton to the impaired limb and provides the user with unparalleled levels of function without discomfort or rubbing.


To Keep You Going Strong


The XTERN is a custom build modular ankle foot orthosis (AFO) made from highly durable thermoplastic (limited warranty of 2 years).

It attaches to the outside of footwear and is quickly and easily interchangeable from shoe to shoe.

Unlike many other AFO’s, the XTERN does not prevent ankle plantarflexion or limit dorsiflexion, making it easier and much more comfortable.

More Information


  •  Exoskeleton design fits onto the outside of the shoe
  • No skin contact with foot or ankle
  • Energy return due to patented design
  • Easily conforms to uneven ground and slopes
  • Highly durable thermoplastic (2-year warranty)
  • Heat Adjustable (to change width and dorsiflexion strength)
  • 100% transferable from shoe to shoe
  • Symmetrical design. Fits either Right or Left foot
  • Easily positioned to invert or evert the foot if required

Clinical Indications

  • Drop Foot & Dorsiflexion weakness
  • Peroneal nerve injury
  • Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT)
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
  • Other diagnoses resulting in foot drop

Note** Unlike many other AFO’s, the XTERN still provides ankle support and stabilization and neither prevents ankle plantarflexion
nor limits dorsiflexion. The XTERN makes activities easier and much more comfortable for patients to walk and run on slopes, stairs and uneven surfaces. 

Able to be Used with Many Different Types of Footwear

  • Trainers/Running Shoes
  • Lace and Velcro-fastening Shoes/Boots
  • Walking Shoes/Boots
  • Safety Work Boots/Shoes
  • Dress Shoes
  • Sandals
  • And More

Introducing the XTERN Dynamic Foot Drop AFO

Donning and Doffing Instructions

Lace Clip Fitting Instructions

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