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Orthoses help to protect an unstable ankle from excessive strain. The MalleoLoc L3 orthosis can be adapted for multi-stage treatment and patients with chronic conditions: its stabilizing protection can be adjusted in three steps depending on the progress of the treatment or individual requirements. Using an L shell and securing straps, it stabilizes at the outside of the ankle. In addition, a muscle-activating compression support is integrated. The shell and straps can be removed easily. The MalleoLoc L3 provides secure support and fits in narrow everyday shoes, thanks to its slim design.
During everyday movements and minor sporting activities, the MalleoLoc L3 protects the unstable ankle and prevents recurring sprains. Its special feature: the orthosis can be adjusted in its protective function, meaning it can supplement multi-stage treatment or support patients with chronic conditions who sometimes need more, sometimes less stabilization. Since its plastic shell is positioned exclusively on the side of the lateral malleolus (side of the ankle facing away from the body), it is particularly slim. Therefore, the orthosis fits in narrow shoes.
The MalleoLoc L3 combines a one-sided stabilizing shell and straps with a muscle-activating compression support. The anatomically shaped L shell is positioned on the lower leg above the support, sitting in front of the lateral malleolus, and extending slightly across the instep. It is fastened at the lower leg and the foot using two non-elastic Velcro straps. This means the orthosis protects the ankle from incorrect movements which may cause recurring sprains. The foot’s natural heel-to-toe movement is supported. If the need for stabilization reduces, the shell can be removed first, and the lower strap can be attached to the support. The strap provides an additional protection against spraining. Without strap, the support offers indirect stabilization due to its massage effect during movement. In addition to reduce swelling, it activates the muscles, and contributes to better coordination.
The MalleoLoc L3 must be worn in shoes to stabilize the ankle. The integrated support and the shell fitted on one side are anatomically shaped. Together, they are so slim that the orthosis fits in sports shoes and even business shoes.