A Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis [KAFO] is a long-leg orthosis that spans the knee, the ankle and the foot to stabilize the joints and assist the muscles of the leg. It provides correction, stabilization, guidance or relief of the entire leg (including the foot, ankle and knee joint).
While there are several common indications for such an orthosis like muscle weakness and paralysis of the leg are the ones most frequently identified. Medical conditionals like Unilateral leg paralysis / paresis, Increased stability for AFO candidates, Quadriceps weakness as a result of Poliomyelitis, Multiple Sclerosis, CVA, Femoral Nerve and Spinal Cord Injuries and patients with Genu Recurvatum also treated with KAFO. The overall goal is to offer the patient as much security and mobility in everyday life as possible.
Whether a static positioning orthosis or dynamic orthosis with adjustable joints – we design a custom-tailored orthosis according to the medical condition and provide a personalized solution for our patients.
Each KAFO is custom-made to the specific requirements of the individual with perfection in the fitting. To be able to offer a visually appealing KAFO that is stable and at the same time lightweight, we use only the latest materials such as Carbon technology for dynamic orthosis.
The extremely thin orthosis can be worn under clothing without any problems. We design individual components of a KAFO (thigh, lower leg and foot part) are either firmly connected to each other or individually removable.
Within the past few years, several new innovative designs of knee joints have become available that can automatically lock and unlock at the appropriate phases of the gait cycle to allow a more physiological walking style.
A detailed examination and assessment of the patient allow us to suggest the best available component and material combination.
If both legs are affected, we offer double-sided KAFO and, if necessary, couple them to a pelvic part. Our research and development department continually working to develop innovative technologies to improve the comfort and the function of orthosis we offered.
Targeted training with physiotherapist helps to learn walking techniques with KAFO. The aim of this training is to achieve a physiologically correct gait pattern. Patient’s physiotherapists determine individual exercises and therapy focuses. This can also ensure that training fits their physical requirements and training goals optimally. Physiotherapy also trains to walk safely on uneven ground, climb stairs and overcome obstacles. It is also essential for us to communicate with the patient’s physiotherapist for progress.
We MOBILIS give explicit instruction on regular follow up schedule after final fitting of KAFO to check the orthosis for the correct fit, for pressure points and possible wear and tear signs.
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