Owls Range – Lower Limb Solution (Orthomerica)

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The OWLS range of Walkers from Orthomerica is custom-made orthotic devices designed to offload the diabetic foot. The advanced design of the OWLS ranges patients ambulatory while simultaneously supporting the foot and ankle to promote wound healing. OWLS walkers stabilise the foot & ankle supporting the limb to help promote all of the health benefits associated with mobility. Diabetic ulcers, which are common in patients who have an orthopaedic anomaly and/or a neuropathic foot, present a significant treatment challenge, which the OWLS line of orthoses can help address. The OWLS range of lower limb solutions includes the WHO, Shark-O, ADO (ADVANCED DIABETIC ORTHOSIS), and the new CLAW™ SYSTEM (Carbon Laminate Alignment Walker)

To order please download and complete the appropriate order form and email it to our customer service team. If you require any assistance please contact Customer Services.

WHO & SHARKO order form
ADO order form

CLAW SYSTEM

The CLAW SYSTEM is a triplanar alignment tool for the OLWS range WHO, Shark-O, ADO orthosis.

The inspiration in developing the CLAW technology was to address the primary deficits presented by patients with Charcot foot, foot ulcerations, and orthopaedic conditions of the foot and ankle.
The CLAW provides a triplanar alignment tool that increases stability while standing and provides a smooth heel compression and dynamic rocker action while walking.

SAGITTAL PLANE Up to 6° (plus or minus 3°each direction) tilt leg anterior-posterior
CORONAL PLANE Up to 6° (plus or minus 3°each direction) tilt leg medial/lateral
TRANSVERSE PLANE Unlimited adjustment of line of progression of the footplate with respect to the orthosis

The key features of the CLAW System

»  The advanced design and composite materials used in the CLAW create a dynamic rocker.
»  The unique composite technology addresses three key components of disrupted walking patterns:
»  Altering the impact forces during initial loading
»  Affecting the amount of time spent on the limb during walking
»  Improving balance by minimising gait deviations

The CLAW System is an effective solution as

»  The clinician benefits by precisely and efficiently aligning the orthosis in the patient fitting room, without the time-consuming sole adjustments required on conventional designs
»  The CLAW is available as an upgrade to any OWLS WHO™ or shark-o™ design for patients up to 158 kg

Watch the Orthomerica video ‘Introducing the CLAW™ — Carbon Laminate Alignment Walker’ now

WHO HEEL RELIEF

»  Any orthopaedic anomaly that requires stabilisation or support for ambulation
»  Used in conjunction with the ADO nighttime orthosis
»  Used as a post-operative walking orthosis
»  Wagner 1-3 wounds where un-weighted ambulation is desired

WHO CHOPART RELIEF

Custom to Cast or Scan from all industry-standard file formats. Features: Liner made from ¼” aliplast foam. Outer shell constructed of polypropylene for maximum control of the ankle and amputated site. Moulded anterior internal shell to limit shear forces and lock the leg in securely. Tri-laminated distal end pad with an extra 3/16” P-Cell® cushions amputation site during ambulation.

»  Immediate post-Chopart or Laisfranc amputation
»  Protection of amputation
»  Delayed closure at the amputation site
»  Relief for ulcer/wound which develops post Chopart or Lisfranc amputation

WHO FOREFOOT RELIEF

Custom to Cast or Scan from all industry-standard file formats. Features: Liner made from ¼” Aliplast foam, outer shell constructed of polypropylene for maximum control of the foot and ankle complex. Moulded anterior internal shell to limit shear forces and lock the leg in securely. Tri-laminated footbed consisting of two densities EVA and one layer of P-Cell® to help protect the foot during treatment. The forefoot design may be constructed as a solid ankle or with articulated ankle and plantar-flexion stop in patients where ankle motion is desirable.

»  Any orthopaedic anomaly that requires stabilisation or support for ambulation
»  Used in conjunction with the ADO nighttime orthosis
»  Used as a post-operative walking orthosis
»  Wagner 1-3 wounds where un-weighted ambulation is desired
»  Post Achilles tendon lengthening Procedure
»  Forefoot design may be constructed with articulated ankle and plantar-flexion stop in patients where ankle motion is desirable

WHO MIDFOOT AFO

Custom to Cast or Scan from all industry-standard file formats. Features: Liner made from ¼” aliplast foam. Outer shell constructed of polypropylene for maximum control of the foot and ankle complex. Moulded anterior internal shell to limit shear forces and lock the leg in securely. Tri-laminated footbed consisting of two densities EVA and one layer of P-Cell® to help protect the foot during treatment. The footbed may be designed to provide wound relief at the midfoot or forefoot. An outer sole has a rocker at the forefoot to provide a transition to toe-off during ambulation. A distal plastic guard helps protect toes.

»  Any orthopaedic anomaly that requires stabilisation or support for ambulation
»  Relief for midfoot ulcer during ambulation
»  Post-TAL with plantar ulcer
»  Immediate post-operative forefoot or midfoot amputation
»  Post-Charcot support and Rocker foot support
»  Post-Calcanectomy

ADO (ADVANCED DIABETIC ORTHOSIS)

Custom to measurements. Features: Inner lining made from soft foam to help protect the skin. Outer liner constructed of firm EVA to maintain shape while accommodating volume changes of the leg. Rigid posterior shell constructed to allow full heel relief in every plane while maintaining the ankle angle at 90°. The extended foot section extends beyond the toes to help protect the toes from ulceration. ADO has a non-skid sole to allow patients to ambulate short distances in the home.
»  Wagner 1+ ulceration of the heel. Can be constructed to accommodate malleolus and forefoot wounds
»  Post-Operative wound care. ADO easily accommodates a Wound VAC
»  Post-Calcanectomy

SHARK-O CHARCOT ORTHOSIS

Custom to Cast or Scan from all industry-standard file formats. Features: Liner made from ¼” aliplast foam. Outer shell constructed of polypropylene for maximum control of the foot and ankle complex. Moulded copolymer anterior internal shell to limit shear forces and lock the leg in securely. Tri-laminated footbed consisting of two densities EVA and one layer of P-Cell® to help protect the foot during treatment.
»  Used for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers caused by ischemia, direct trauma and/or repetitive stress often found in persons with Diabetes Mellitus, Charcot deformity, Decreased sensation and/or paralysis, Foot fractures

Additional information

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Downloads

WHO & SHARKO order form
ADO order form
Orthomerica Claw System Flyer
Orthomerica Owls Range System Flyer
Orthomerica OWLS offloading flow chart
Orthomerica OWLS White Paper 1
Orthomerica OWLS White Paper 2
Orthomerica OWLS shark-o White Paper