Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)
The KAFO (long leg brace) is most often used in the abscence of the Quadriceps muscle (Polio, Spina Bifida, Spinal injury), to prevent buckling of the knee. In this example we are controling a "knock kneed" deformity. Can also be used to control "bow-legged" deformity such as Blount's Disease or Tibial Vara in pediatrics. The knee can be locked in a standing position, and triggered to unlock to sit. "Stance Control" technology is also available. Call for information.
KAFO to control "knock knee deformity"