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Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO's)

Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFOs) are custom made devices which support the whole lower limb. KAFOs are manufactured using a range of materials dependant on the user's requirements. The devices also include a knee joint which can lock and unlock as the user walks resulting in a more fluid walking pattern.

What are the indications for use of a KAFO?

There are many indications for using a KAFO. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a KAFO please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are KAFOs often used for?

KAFOs can be provided for a range of conditions including:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a KAFO please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of KAFO?

There are many benefits that come from using a KAFO. These include:


There are many benefits using an KAFO to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of KAFOs are available?

Types of KAFOs that may be used include:


C-Brace

The C-Brace an innovative KAFO solution which utilises microprocessor computers to provide real time support to those whom have lower limb weakness or partial paralysis. The C-Brace, mounted on custom leg shells, uses sensors at the ankle and knee to adjust the resistance provided at the knee. This enables the user to have a more fluid walking pattern.

E-MAG Active

The E-MAG Active uses electromagnets and sensors to lock and unlock as appropriate during the walking cycle. The E-MAG Active can also be unlocked manually to allow the user to take part in activities such as cycling, this function can also help with sitting comfortably. The device is calibrated and set to support the user in the optimal ways thus ensuring they can always be confident in the device.

What is the process to be receive a KAFO?

The process to receive a KAFO would be:


There is a large range of KAFOs available each with different benefits and different levels of support available. Consequently your orthotist will need to complete an assessment which will include discussing any orthoses you have previously worn, observing your walking pattern and assessing your range of motion. Using this information your orthotist will be able to select the device which will provide you with the greatest level of support for your needs and requirements. Your orthotist will then need to take measurements of your leg and a cast if appropriate. This information will then be used to create your bespoke device. Once the KAFO has been manufactured you will attend a fitting, within this your device will be adjusted accordingly.


E-MAG Active

The E-MAG Active is a stance control orthosis which used electromagnets to provide control over the knee joint. The electromagnets combined with a sensor work to unlock and lock the knee when required as you walk. The knee lock can also be manually unlocked to enable free movement if required for specific activities e.g. riding a bicycle or sitting. The E-MAG Active is calibrated to your needs and abilities, providing you the optimal support at all times. This does also mean if you are undergoing rehabilitation the E-MAG Active can be adjusted to accommodate any improvements you may make.

What are the indications for use of an E-MAG Active?

There are many indications for using an E-MAG Active. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an E-MAG Active please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are an E-MAG Active often used for?

An E-MAG Active is often used for the following conditions:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an E-MAG Active please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of an E-MAG Active?

There are many benefits that come from using an E-MAG Active. These include:


There are many benefits using an E-MAG Active to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive an E-MAG Active?

The process to receive an E-MAG Active would be:


The E-MAG Active is integrated into a custom orthosis which is designed for your specific needs, this will typically include a thigh and lower leg piece. In order to create the best orthosis for your needs your orthotist will complete a full assessment, observing your walking pattern, assessing your range of motion at joints as well as discussing your needs and wants from your orthosis. If the E-MAG Active is deemed appropriate your orthotist will take a series of measurements as well as a cast of your leg which will be used to create your custom orthosis. Once complete the E-MAG Active will be added to the custom orthosis, your orthotist will then make adjustments to the device to provide you with the optimal support.


C-Brace

The C-Brace is designed for those with a post-polio syndrome, have suffered a stroke, or have partial paralysis. Unlike other knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFOs) the C-Brace is an electronically controlled device which enables the user to walk with greater confidence and safety in a smoother pattern. By using a series of sensors the C-Brace gathers real time data and adjusts the support provided appropriately as you walk.

What are the indications for use of a C-Brace?

There are many indications for using a C-Brace. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a C-Brace please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are C-Brace often used for?

The C-Brace is suitable for use with the following conditions:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a C-Brace please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of a C-Brace?

There are many benefits that come from using a C- Brace. These include:


There are many benefits using a C-Brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be recieve a C-Brace?

The process to receive a C-Brace would be:


To establish whether the C-Brace is the correct orthosis for your needs your orthotist will complete an assessment. This will involve using a series of tests to assess your lower limb functionality including muscle strength and range of motion. If the C-Brace is deemed appropriate your orthotist will then take a series of measurements as well as a cast of your leg. The componentry of the C-Brace is attached via bespoke thigh, lower leg and foot shells, the cast of your leg will be used to model these shells to create the perfect fit. Once your complete C-Brace has been manufactured you will be required to attend a trial fitting, within this appointment your orthotist will make fine tuned adjustments to enable you to receive the most benefits from your C-Brace.

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