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Lower Extremity


  • Foot Orthoses
    • Allow the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. When appropriately prescribed, orthosis can decrease pain, not only in the foot, but in other parts of the body such as the knee, hip and lower back. They can also increase stability in an unstable joint, prevent a deformed foot from developing additional problems, and improve overall quality of life.
    • Rigid
    • Soft
    • Semi rigid
  • AFO - Ankle Foot Orthosis
    • Device for the lower limb that encloses the ankle and foot and does not extend above the knee.
    • Designed to protect, support and prevent or correct deformity of the foot, ankle and lower leg complex.
    • Commonly used to provide support for foot drop or for ankle instability associated with several conditions some of which include stoke Spina Bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, paraplegia or polio.
    • Hinged
    • Solid
    • Leather lacer
    • Carbon
  • KAFO - Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
    • Device for the lower limb that encloses the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee and thigh.
    • Provides the features of an AFO but in addition provides protection, correction and support of the knee joint.
    • Commonly used to treat symptoms due to Spina bifida, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, polio, trauma or muscular dystrophy.
    • Knee lock is generally used to keep the knee from bending when there is a loss of or weakness of the muscles (quadriceps) that straighten the knee.
  • KO - Knee Orthoses
    • Device for the lower limb that extends above and below the knee.
    • When there is adequate strength and only support of the ligaments is needed as in sports injury.
  • RGO - Reciprocating Gait Orthosis
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