For our lab to fabricate a well-fitting device, capturing a good scan is critical. In order to generate a good scan, we've devised the Three Golden Rules for Scanning AFOs. Adhering to these best practices will ensure you capture a good scan for our lab to use: 

The Three Golden Rules for Scanning AFOs.

  1. Nothing can touch the patient below the knee.
  2. The patient's ankle must be at 90 degrees.
  3. Scans must be circumferential and up the leg as high as the brace you are ordering.

The 3 golden rules are required no matter what scanning method or patient position you use. 

Examples of good scans.

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Examples of bad scans.

Example 1.

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Example 2.

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Example 3.

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Watch our video on how to scan for FOs & AFOs.

To watch our prerecorded webinar on how to scan for both custom FO's and AFO.

OHI1Scan Webinar


If you need scanner support do not hesitate to reach out:
Call us at 1-800-551-3008 option 3 or email us at


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