In short Christiane Fraatz has been living with peroneal nerve palsy for almost 35 years. During this time, she has used various ankle foot braces – without satisfactory results until she regained increasing freedom of movement with the Xtern summit from Turbomed Orthotics.
- Previous braces all had similar weaknesses: too little lateral stability, the carbon plate prevented heel-to-toe movement, the rigid material damaged footwear, slipping socks resulted in pressure points and blisters on the feet.
- Thanks to its spring effect, the brace by Turbomed intensifies dorsal extension, thus supporting lifting and putting down the foot as well as heel-to-toe movement.
- With this brace, Christiane Fraatz can move much more easily – laterally in uneven terrain as well as backwards, she can squat and get back up, as well as shift her body’s center of gravity to the leg with the weak dorsiflexor muscles.