Center for Prosthetics Orthotics, Inc.|Seattle|Bellevue|Kirkland

Stance Control KAFO

Stance Control KAFO

Isolated quad weakness/ paralysis
Lower extremity weakness
Knee instability in sagittal plane during stance phase
Increased stability compared to free or offset knee joints
Grade 3-5 hip extensor strength

Impaired cognition
Knee flexion contracture greater than 10 degrees
Greater than 10 º genu varum/valgum
Greater than 265 lbs
Less than 10º of ankle motion

Advantages over locked KAFO
Knee flexion during swing
Stability during stance
Reduction in energy cost = more active lifestyle
Reduction of gait deviations = less compensatory motions and less medical complications
Smooth transition

Featured Orthoses (Manufacturer Websites)
Otto Bock Free Walk Stance Control KAFO
Becker UTX Swing
Horton Stance Control KAFO
Fillauer Swing Phase Lock 2

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