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Bariatric APU® Articulating Ankle/Foot Orthosis

The Bariatric APU® Orthosis offers an adjustable posterior upright design that provides a more precise and simplified method of setting the ankle/foot complex in the saggital plane.

Anatomical Concepts, Inc.

Anatomical Concepts is a team of practitioners, designers, and manufacturers utilizing advanced technology to develop products that deliver effective outcomes and present ease-of-use for the medical professional.
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• Clinically proven for effective ambulation
• Infinite sagittal plane adjustability
• Also available for inclusion in custom-made thermoplastic AFO and KAFO systems
• Compatible with all liner variations offered, if applicable
• Facilitates functional knee and ankle joint position through flexibility of aluminum posterior upright
• Allows for optimal dorsi/plantar flexion ankle positioning to provide adequate clearance during swing phase and knee stability in stance phase
• Early intervention for the evolving rehab patient
• Can be used with CVA, TBI, SCI, CP, and diabetic neuropathy
• Promotes safe and stable ambulation
• Offloads vulnerable soft tissue
• Maintains foot and ankle position to offset joint contracture
• Used as an interim AFO for gait tuning, stabilization, and sensory feedback


Bariatric APU® Articulating Ankle/Foot Orthosis is indicated for use on recumbent and ambulatory bariatric patients for setting the ankle/foot complex in the sagittal plane +/-30°.


Contraindicated for use on unstable fractures of the foot and ankle or severe equino-varus or fixed contractures of the foot/ankle.

Warnings and Precautions

Not recommended for prolonged community ambulation.

How Supplied/Sizing
Length: 9(1/4)" to 13(3/4)". Height: 12(3/4)" to 13(3/4)" (can be trimmed shorter if needed). Standard heavy duty (3/16)" aluminum APU® (Adjustable Posterior Upright) heel suspension bar.
Product features
check_circle Accommodates bariatric patient
check_circle Adjustable straps/fasteners
cancel Allows for ambulation/transfer
cancel Antimicrobial/antibacterial
check_circle Cleanable w/ disinfectant
cancel Combination product
cancel Floats heel
cancel Fluid-wicking
cancel Foam
cancel Knitted fabric
check_circle Lined
cancel Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Replacement covers
cancel Self-adhering
cancel Variety of sizes/lengths
cancel Velcro® closure
cancel Washable
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Deep Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Pressure Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Follow written wear and care and fitting instructions included with device in accordance with prescribing physician's orders.

Removal & Change Frequency

Recommend wearing schedule:
• As requested by ordering physician
• In general to tolerance (determined by patient's ability to wear without causing pressure, swelling, or irritation)
• With patients who have compromised sensation, are at risk for skin breakdown, or have disruption of soft tissue surface - check skin after 1 hour of wear - if no concerns, increase wearing time by 2 hour increments but do not exceed 6 hours of wear without removal for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then reapply
• Remove for bathing or cleaning


Industry standard co-polymer plastic, T11 aluminum, polyester Kodel® lining, and Velcro®. No PVC plastic (KYDEX®) or latex-based materials used.


One year (90 days soft goods)

Clinically Tested


Technical Specifications

Foot length: 9(1/4)"-13(1/4)"
Calf height: 12(3/4)"-13(3/4)"
Calf circumference: 26"
Calf width: 8"
Foot plate width: 4(3/4)"
Weight limit: 300lb+
Standard heavy duty (3/16)" aluminum APU® heel suspension bar.

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