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.

The Richie Brace can now be fabricated from a digital scan using your iPAD. Learn more from these videos:

Complete video for digital casting

Chapters For Digital Casting:
Digital Casting - Introduction
Digital Casting - Positioning Supine 
Digital Casting - Positioning Prone 
Digital Casting - The Scanning Process


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


Digital Casting 

All of the custom Richie Brace models can now be fabricated from a scanned image taken of the patient's foot and ankle. Using the Structure Sensor® scanner attached to an iPad®, the practitioner can take a 3-D scan of the lower leg and foot and then transmit the data to an authorized Richie Brace lab distributor for fabrication of any custom Richie Brace.


For more information on digital casting, please contact an authorized Richie Brace Lab Distributor.  Not all distributors currently accept digital casts.