The Richie Dynamic Assist Brace

The Richie Brace® is a custom ankle brace (ankle foot orthosis) designed to treat chronic conditions of the foot and ankle. Introduced to the medical community in 1996, The Richie Brace has revolutionized the non-operative approach to the most challenging pathologies treated by the foot and ankle specialist.

With a contoured balanced orthotic footplate articulated to adjustable semi-rigid lower leg uprights, the Richie Brace is ideally suited to stabilize rotational forces at the Midtarsal, Subtalar and Talo-Crural joints. Modifications and enhancements are available to add further restriction of motion in the sagittal, frontal or transverse plane.

The Richie Brace is fabricated from an impression cast taken of the patient’s foot and lower leg. It’s lightweight, low-profile design is preferred by patients over traditional longer leg solid shell ankle foot orthoses.

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  • Custom Balanced Foot Orthotic
  • 35mm Heel Cup
  • Anatomic Ankle Axis Hinge Placement
  • Semi-rigind lower limb supports
  • Custom contoured footplate attachment
  • Tamarack® flexural ankle joints


  • Dynamic dorsiflexion-assist
  • Control of varus/valgus alignment of the foot
  • Pure, unrestricted sagittal ankle motion
  • Optimal shoe fit

Brace Indicated for patients with:
Partial or complete dropfoot

Brace CAN be used if patient has:
  • Adducto-varus foot deformity
  • Diabetic Charcot deformity without severe equinus
  • Body weight over 200 pounds

 Brace is NOT indicated for patients with:

  • Spasticity of plantar flexors or invertor muscle groups
  • Moderate to severe weakness of plantarflexors
  • Sever equinus (ankle dorsoflexion zero degrees or less)
  • Unstable knee

For casting instructions please see our How to Cast tab on the Resources page

For additional technical support please consult Dr. Richie's website at

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