2018 年 30 巻 9 号 p. 1161-1163
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a newly designed multi joint ankle-foot orthosis on the gait and dynamic balance of stroke patients having foot drop. [Participants and Methods] This study was investigated 10 participants who were diagnosed with stroke. Patients were evaluated based on a 10-meter walk test, timed up and go test and Berg balance scale after each participant wore a plastic ankle-foot orthosis and a multi joint ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) that consisted of orthosis joints (having poster-stop joint and Klenzak joint functions). [Results] The 10-meter walk test, timed up and go test and Berg balance scale showed significant differences in the orthosis with the Klenzak joint function. [Conclusion] The appropriate use of Klenzak AFO of the newly designed multi joint AFO is expected to have a positive effect on improving the gait and balancing ability of stroke patients having foot drop.