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Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses or KAFOs are orthotic devices which support the whole of the lower limb. At Orthotics UK we offer a range of KAFOs including custom made, E-MAG Active and the C-Brace.
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.
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.
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.
Types of KAFOs that may be used include:
The C-Brace is an electronically controlled knee ankle foot orthosis. Through the use of integrated sensors the device collects information as the user walks and adjusts appropriately, helping the user to achieve a smoother more natural walking pattern.
The E-MAG Active is a KAFO which uses electromagnets to provide control and support throughout the whole of the gait cycle. The electronics work to provide increased stability during standing and uses sensors to adjust as you walk.
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.