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Flexible Gaffney joints


Gaffney Joints was founded by Philip and Alexis Gaffney in 1987. Their company specializes in orthotic technology, where they have designed and manufactured innovative Gaffney Hinges and Gaffney Flexors that provide superior stability and articulation in ankle foot braces and other orthotic products. 

  • Reinforced with Kevlar fiber

  • Molded in stainless steel nuts

  • 85 durometer polyurethane construction

  • Free molding dummies (one package includes two pairs of joints and one pair of dummies)

  • Colors in black and white

  • Dorsi-assist version available

Tips for Success

  1. When assembling, always place hinge in distal end and check if hinge moves without resistance. Many times, an insufficient amount of plastic has been removed, causing hinge to bind.

  2. When finishing proximal end, always cut from center to pin up at a 45 degree angle, to allow for dorsal flexion, otherwise hinge will bind.

  3. When removing hinges after pulling, always mark medial and lateral to assure proper placement when assembling.

  4. For heavy or active patients, the use of two bumpers works well. (Two bumpers are included in the 660-Stallion, 705-Mustang, 707-Filly, 710-Bronco, and 810-Clydesdale kits.)

  5. Gaffney hinges also work well for wrist and elbow braces.

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