The Richie Brace requires a negative impression cast utilizing either plaster splints or the STS Casting Sock. Neutral suspension technique is recommended while plantarflexing the First Ray.

STS Casting

Lay cutting strip down.
Lay down cutting channel.
Place plastic bag over foot
and leg. Apply STS sock
following instructions carefully

Mold sock. Lock midtarsal
joint and plantarflex the
first metatarsal

STS Bermuda Sock
which is required for
the Richie Solid AFO brace


Plaster Casting

Foot held 90°
Mark foot
according to
printed instructions

Apply plaster strip #1
Form a slipper cast
with splint #

Complete with splint
#3 and lay over the
tip of the toes

Lock midtarsal joint
and plantarflex the
first metatarsal. 

Remove cast following
proper guidelines