TurboMed XTERN

A game changer solution for people afflicted by foot drop.

This ankle foot orthosis (AFO), will allow running, walking and even mountain hiking as long and as far as you want without discomfort.

Tested in a range of conditions such as marathons, triathlons, endurance activities and adventures in the wild Canadian backcountry, it’s unique patented design acts as an exoskeleton to the impaired limb, keeps the foot at 90 degrees and provides the user with unparalleled levels of function without discomfort or rubbing.

A completely external dorsiflexion assist.

The XTERN is the only dynamic AFO totally affixed outside the shoe to maximize comfort, prevent skin breakdown and rubbing injuries to the foot. Its flexibility helps keep maximal ankle range of motion and calf muscle strength.

XTERN allows plantarflexion as well as dynamic dorsiflexion, making it easier to move, drive, run, etc… and much more comfortable.

Advantages

  • Adaptable –  Easily conforms to uneven ground and slopes
  • No skin contact – Exoskeleton design fits onto the outside of the shoe without touching the foot or the ankle
  • Lightweight, sleek design – Made of highly durable thermoplastic that makes it feel weightless
  • Amazing energy return – Patented design makes it easy to position yourself, as well as invert or evert the foot if required
  • Symmetrical design – Fits both the left and right feet
  • Versatile – Goes from shoe to shoe in 5 seconds. Fits majority of shoes

Contact us

For further assistance or enquiries please click the link below to launch contact form.

TurboMed Xtern Enquiry Form

Alternatively, click here to download the Turbomed XTERN order form.

In 2001, Francois Cote (co-inventor inventor of TurboMed) suffered a serious snowmobile accident, breaking his 2 legs and 2 knees. This left him with various disabilities, including a full foot drop to the left leg. This accident affected his personal and sporting life, but didn’t extinguish his desire to push his limits.

Living with many of these disadvantages, and with the ardent desire to remain active and to find a better mobility again, François used his talents as a draftsman to develop and design an orthosis that would allow him to hope for a better quality of life and continue to practice his favourite sport, running.

It was in his garage that he designed several orthoses which he tested himself during several races half marathons and marathons). Twenty-eight prototypes later and after hours of testing the final product was created.

The meeting of François and Stéphane Savard was decisive for the future of the product; together, they have perfected the design and in March 2015 commenced marketing and full production of the TurboMed Xtern device.

On October 26, 2017 the TurboMed team moved in to a new 6,000-square-foot head office based in Quebec Canada.

Blatchford are proud to be associated with such a unique revolutionary product which is now distributed in more 35 countries around the world.

 

Real Life Stories

Mongkol Phaleesak – Runner

Jumping Rocks Foot Drop

 

Technical Support

Use the videos below to help guide you through some of the most common fitting tasks with the XTERN. 

 

Assessment Tool

Lace Clip Fitting

Stabilisation Strap Installation

Donning Instructions

Please visit the TurboMed Orthotics channel on YouTube for more video guides.

Contact us

For further assistance or enquiries please click the link below to launch contact form.

TurboMed Xtern Enquiry Form

Alternatively, click here to download the Turbomed XTERN order form.