KAFO Standing Brace
This long leg brace is used for standing and moving exercises and as postural treatment for example with Duschennes dystrofy patients. When planning and manufacturing the orthosis, one has to take into account the possible contractures of achilles and hamstring tendons. The balancing of the orthosis is designed so that the combination of the angle of ankle, knee and hip joints enable to achieve balance in upright position. Very often a heel rise is needed in order to compensate contractures. Often the contractures are asymmetric which makes the medio-lateral balancing of the hip more difficult.