One Piece Ponseti Adapter 

Front spring tension adjustment screw dial (New feature)

Domed Tradmarked Dobbs Logo

Reinforced Polycarbonate design to keep your child braced longer

Front spring Tension adjustment screws (New feature)

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Bar

QCDB 2.0

Easy to read dial for rear adjustment screw (New feature)

Bored Screw Inserts will keep everything snug but not over tight

redesigned swivel arm delivers a smoother spring reset

Rear spring tension adjustment screw (New feature)

Spring housing keeps dust and dirst from entering the works

Minimalist design to reduce as much weight as we could

Ponseti AFO release tab

Clear Easy to read External Rotation Dial 

Bored screw insert will keep everything snug, but not over tight 

Enclosed Spring

Key Features

Adjustable Dorsi Spring

We have given the new Dobbs Bars two adjustable torsion springs. Now you can dial in the perfect amount of dorsiflexion.

Active Spring Reset

A spring reset brings the child’s feet back to neutral in a resting position. The spring maintains an active dorsiflexion stretch while still allowing the child to play and crawl in the brace.

Adjustable External Rotation

Easy to set external rotation dial with just a turn of a screw. We have provided 10 degree increments of dorsiflexion. 

Adjustbale Bar Width

Your Dobbs Bar will adjust in length as the child grows, with a turn of a screw.

Ponseti Quick Release

Quick Release mechanism allows shoes and Ponseti AFOs to snap on and off for diapering, carseats, and high chairs. 

Universal Screws

Universal hex head screws will no longer leave you with a stripped out screw head. An allen key will be provided with each bar.

More Information

 

Setting Up The Dobbs Bar

  • Setting the bar width. The Dobbs Bar should be set so that the width of the bar is equal to the shoulder width of the child. Measure the shoulder width of the child from the left outside shoulder to the right outside shoulder. Adjust the length of the Dobbs Bar so that the length of the bar is equal to your shoulder width measurement from mid-heel of the left footplate to mid-heel of the right foot plate. It is better to have the bar a little wider than shoulder width rather than too narrow. It is uncomfortable for the child if the bar length is too narrow.

  • Setting external rotation. The clubfoot should be set at about 60 degrees of external rotation, which should match the degree of rotation of the foot in the last cast. If the foot was externally rotated only 50 degrees in the last cast the brace should also be at 50 degrees. A normal, non-affected foot should be fixed on the bar in about 40 degrees of external rotation. Loosen screw in center hole. Position and fasten to quick clip. Locate indicator hole to set degree. Fasten bar with second screw in appropriate hole.

  • Setting active spring tension. Locate the number dial in the back of the spring housing, this will be your first adjustment. Unscrew the rear adjustment screw until the dial is released. Turn the green dial to the appropriate setting. Tighten this screw all the way to set the rear spring setting. Turn the bar over so you can see the Dobbs Logo. You will need to do the same set of steps to the front adjustment screw to set one side of the bar. Both the back setting dial and the front setting dial need to set the same number.  Repeat these steps on the opposite side of the bar to complete setting up the new Dobbs Bar. 

  • Attaching the Footplate. Attach the black footplate to the bottom of the Markell soes/AFO by lining up the two countersunk hole sin the black footplate with the two holes on the bottom of the shoes. Using the standard head screws provided, first tighten one screw halfway. Then tighten the other screw completly. Then go back and tighten the first screw all the way. 

  • Using the quick disconnect feature. Once the footplate is attached to the shoes, slide the black foot plate onto the two red clips and slide the foot plate forward to engage the spring plunger and lock the shoes in place. To release the shoes, pull the spring-loaded plunger while pushing the plate backward towards the child's feet. 

Instructions for Use

  • The Dobbs Bar should be worn 23 hours a day for the first 3 months and then at nighttime and naps.

  • Bracing is critical in maintaining the  correction of clubfeet. If the brace is not worn as prescribed, there is a near 100 percent recurrence rate.

Advice to Parents

  • Play with your child in the brace. Babies might get fussy for the first few days after receiving a brace, and will require time to adjust. Playing with your child is the key to getting over the irritability quickly. Teach your child that he/ she can kick and swing the legs with the brace on by gently moving your child's legs up and down together and independently until he/she gets used to the brace.

  • Make it routine. Children do better if you develop a fixed routine for brace wear. During the three to four years of night/naptime wear, put the brace on anytime your child goes to the “sleeping spot.” They will figure out that when it is “that time of day” they need to wear the brace. Your child is less likely to fuss if this is a constant routine.

  • Pad the bar. By padding the bar you will protect yourself and your furniture from the metal bar when the child is wearing the brace.

  • Check your child's feet. It is important to check your child's feet several times a day after initiating the bracing to ensure no blisters are developing on the heel. Never use lotion on any red spots on the skin (lotion will make the problem worse). Some redness is normal with use. Bright red spots or blisters, especially on the back of the heel, usually indicate that the heel is slipping. Ensure that the heel stays down in the shoe by securing the straps and/ or buckles or by talking to your orthotist about placing a heel pad in the shoe.

  • Always wear cotton socks. Your child should always wear cotton socks under his/ her shoes, sandals or plastic AFO's. The sock should be a little higher than the top of the shoes, sandals or orthosis. Allow your child's toes some freedom.

Suggested Billing Codes

L2300 - Original Dobbs Bar (DCB)

L2760 - All Models

L2220 x 2 - QDCB & SDCBMD

L2768 x 2 - QDCB & SDCBMD

L1960 - Dobbs Clubfoot AFO
L2280 - Molded Inner Boot

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Webster Groves, MO 63119

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