This model is used in order to reduce muscle tonus and to correct the alignment of forefoot and calcaneus. The cylindrical design devides the correcting force to a large area. Thus skin problems are rare and patient acceptance is good. Individual measurements are taken according to a footboard and a plaster negative. The orthotic is made of thin and flexible polypropylen.
AFO prepreg glassfibre spring orthosis is custom made over a plaster positive model out of polypropylene. The polypropylene sheet and the prepreg glassfibre spring are heated over 200 degrees C in an oven and vacuum molded on the cast at the same time. The spring gives a certain amount of range of motion of plantar and dorsiflexion in the ankle. It helps lifting the toes in swing through and controls the foot in heel strike. It also helps to control the knee in stance phase.
Camber Axis AFO has an adjustable joint that enables to have the desired range of motion in plantar or dorsiflexion in the ankle. The joint comes in three sizes and is made of stainless steel. The frame of the orthosis is custom made out of polypropylene.
The dynamic carbon fibre AFO is used on the MMC-patients whose lesion level is between L4-S3. In L4-, S1- and S2-levels the orthosis has a supracondylar support on the upper part to support the knee joint. With these supports partly functional muscles combined with the knee extensors can perform a 15 degree movement in the ankle joint. In traditional orthoses the movement is free, which requires more muscle work when standing or walking. In the carbon fibre AFO the movement is created by a posterior carbon fibre spring. The rigidness of the spring is chosen according to the wearers weight and activity level. This orthosis creates a more economical walking, thus enabling longer walking distances and a more natural walking cycle. The AFO is also more durable than the average thermoplastic one.
Used to support the foot, the ankle and the knee in neurological or muscular dysfunctions or for dysmelia malformations. The cylinder-like, dynamically shaped foot-part of the orthosis surrounds the foot. The ankle is jointed and free moving. The top part of the orthosis reaches caudally over the condyls of the femur fixing the varus- or valgus of the knee by guiding the knee. The flexion and extension of the knee is free. Measures are taken according to an individual footboard and a negative cast.
The orthosis is used for example to stabilise a polio ankle or a pseudo arthrosis. It is possible to insert a heel rise to compensate length difference between legs. The structure of the orthosis is individually designed. The frame is made of prepreg carbon fibre which has epoxy as matrix. The structure is hardened in an oven using vacuum over the patients plaster of positive cast.
The motion of the orthosis' ankle joint to dorsi flexion is restricted to 3-7 degrees. The plantar flexion movement is practically about 10 degrees. The foot and below knee parts overlap each other behind ankle thus creting a dorsi flexion stop. With this structure can a tendency of knee flexing be helped without locking the knees with patients that have weak plantar flexors. The orthosis is most commonly used with MMC children of S1-S2 lesion level. With young children the structure of the foot part can be very closed which enables a proper correction and prevention of foot malalignments.
The foot section of the orthosis is made out of polypropen in order to take as little room inside the shoe as possible. To ensure geater rotational stability the upper part is laminated using nulon, glass fibre and carbon fibre.
The orthosis is made of polypropen with carbon fibre reinforcements with the help of vacuum over a plaster of paris positive. The foot and below knee parts overlap each othet creating dorsi flexion motion stop. The structure helps a patient with plantar flexion weakness to stretch his/hers knees. The structure is to be so stabile that it does not lose its shape in weight bearing and walking. With children in school age carbon fibre reinforcements are most often needed in order to avoid deformations of the structure of the orthosis.
lexi-pod is a bespoke orthosis made of new elastic polyethylene (LDPE). It lifts the toes in swing phase and prevents slapping of the foot in heel strike. It also supports the ankle sideways in stance phase. The orthosis can be used without a shoe indoors and for example in swimming halls. Normally the opening of the orthosis is posteriorly and is fastened with velcros.
Grafo is used for assisting kmee extension if the patients plantar flexors or knee extensors are weak causing crouching. Kontraindication is cotracture in hamstrings which prohibits knee extension. Grafos are made of composite laminate. Carbon fibre is used to reinforce the structure and making it light weight.
Grafo Kombi Liner orthosis is intended for patients with a crouch gait caused by inactive plantar flexors. Often there also is related tendon shortening and/or malformations of bony structures which make weight bearing and walking difficult without causing skin trauma and pain. A custom made Kombi Liner can be made using different materials in order to provide functionality and ease of use. The frame of the orthosis is custom laminated out of carbon fibre.
Flexi.pod RX is a custom made brace made out of LDPE-plastic (Low Density PolyEthylen).,
which is elastic and makes the orthosis pleasant to wear. It supports the ankle sideways and
helps to lift the toes in swing phase of the gait cycle and supports the ankle during initial
contact preventing foot slapping on the floor. In RX-model reinforcements are used in places
that need to be particularly well supported. The length of the foot part can be all the way
under the toes or end at the ball of the foot. The structure of the brace can be open either from
front or the back.
An orthosis that is individually made according to a plaster of paris negative. It has got a possibility of 20 degrees of adjustable plantar and dorsi flexion motion limitation in the ankle joint. This slender joint can nicely be joined with the polypropen frame of the orthosis. The joint is intended for children under 5 years of age (under 25kg).
This is a conservative orthosis attached with a dynamic Fo. It is made to help difficult ankle and foot deformities and in order to reduce tonus. The ankle joint can have an adjustable range of motion or it can have an ankle joint with a spring in order to help dorsi flexion. If needed the orthosis can be equipped with a T-strap, which stabilises the ankle sideways.
The orthosis has got a stainless steel sidebar and an insole that reaches the distal end of metatarsals. It fits inside a normal shoe. The ankle joint can have a joint with a dorsi flexion assisting spring or a joint without the spring. If the orthosis needs supports sideways stabilisation in addition to lifting of the toes, it can be adjusted with a T-strap around the ankle.
The orthosis is attached to the shoe with a stainless steel calliper. There is a spring in the ankle joint when the foot has not got spasticity. In that case 10 degrees of plantar flexion is allowed in order to help heel strike. Without the spring 0 degrees of plantar flexion and 15 degrees of dorsi flexion is allowed. The side bar is on the opposite side of the instabile side. I.e. if the ankle goes to varus, the bar is on the medial side of the leg. All the shoes the patient wears with the orthosis, have to be equipped with a calliper.
Neuro Swing -orthosis has a unique unilateral ankle joint that is designed to help the gait and posture of neurological patients, especially CP-patients. The joint has two springs. The posterior spring aids dorsiflexion in swing through and the strong anterior spring compensates the lacking function of the plantar flexors. Thus it helps the patient to straighten the knees. The springs are chosen according to the patients activity level and body weight. The frame of the brace is custom laminated out of carbon fibre.
The orthosis is made of two polypropen components that overlap each other behind the ankle joint. Plantarflexion is restricted to a desired angle and dorsiflexion movement is free. With the design it is possible to correct equinus of the ankle and recurvatum of the knee. Hemiplegia patients have difficulties to don and doff orthoses which has to be taken in to consideration in the design.
A peroneal dynamic ankle foot orthosis which is made according to a footboard and a plaster of paris negative. It is used to a paralysis with tonus problems in order to aid lifting the toes in swing phase with patients whose alignment of the foot necessitates an individual orthosis. All the arches of the foot are supported and grasping of the toes is reduced. The orthosis has free dorsi flexion and relatively free plantar flexion.
It is an individually manufactured peroneal orthosis. It is used in order to help to lift the toes in swing phase. The orthosis stabilizes the foot with a cylindrical grip which is of great help with feet that have serious tonus problems. The heel is supported helping to control the ankle sideways (medio-laterally). Dorsi flexion is free and plantar flexion relatively free.
This orthosis is designed to compensate the function of the missing plantar flexors. Helps straightening of the knee while standing and weighing on the front part of the foot while bending over and when in the toe-off of walking. Used when Ferrari-AFOs are too weak to handle the wear and tear caused by the weight or the activity of the user. Orthosis is made from prepreg carbon fibre. Measures are taken according to an individual cast insole and a negative cast.
A custom made lower limb orthosis. Structure of the of which is made out of different layers of materials that have various features in order to give correction of alignment, functionality of the orthosis and easy don and doff of the brace.
The orthosis has got ankle joints that are made of silicone or durometer-urethane. In the manufacturing process the heated plastic is molded above the plaster of paris positive and the joint dummies with the help of vacuum. The range of motion in the ankle joint can be free or the joint can assist in dorsi flexion. If needed the joint can be fitted with a plantar flexion stop.
The Silicon Ankle Foot Orthosis (SAFO) is a totally new, dynamic and elastic orthosis for treating peroneal paralysis-type ankle defects. The orthosis aids dorsiflexion during the gait cycle. A silicon reinforcement on the dorsal side provides the necessary rigidity. Upon heel strike the design allows shock absorbtion. During swing phase the SAFO supports the foot preventing the toes from dropping or catching. SAFO can be worn indoors without a shoe and it can also be worn for swimming/showering. The orthosis can be opened and fastened by velcro vulcanized in the silicon on the back of the orthosis.
SAFO Walk is a moderately priced version of the famous original SAFO by Dorset Orthopaedic. It has got the same properties as the original SAFO but instead of three velcros vulcanized in to the silicone it has got two velcro bands around the ankle. It is manufactured in durable but flexible silicone material tailor made from a plaster mold. It assists in lifting of the foot during swing phase and prevents foot slapping during heel strike.
Static leg AFO
Unilateral AFO reaches proximally over the condyles of the femur thus stabilising the knee joint medio-laterally. The range of motion in the ankle joint can be chosen by interchangeable ROM stops. The bars and the joints are made of aluminium, stainless steel or titanium. The brace is laminated on a custom made mold out of carbon fibre, glass fibre and nylon. Unilateral AFO aids straightening of the knee because of impaired muscle function of plantar flexors.
Caroli Dynamic brace is used for contracture correction or prevention. The ankle joint has an adjustable spring. The joint allows ankle movement but when muscles relax, the spring begins to stretch the achilles tendon. The knee joint has an adjustable spring. The joint allows knee movement but when muscles relax, the spring begins to stretch the knee.
The Danish Club Foot Orthosis is used for correction of inborn post-operative or conservative club foot (talipes equinovarus) correction. It has got three joints: a lateral ankle joint (plantar- and dorsiflexion), behind the heel (pronation and supination) and under proximal end of metatarsals (abduction and adduction). The position of the foot and the ankle are maintained with the help of a rubber band that allows the active movement of the ankle, but restores the position after the muscles relax.
Metatarsus adductus -orthosis is intended for inborn foot deformities like metatarsus adductus (not club foot). It is used in stead of plaster of paris treatment, normally 1,5-2 months. With walking children it is used during nights ( the brace is not intended for walking). There are 10 different sizes of the orthosis with 0,5 cm differences from 7,5 to13,5 cms, right and left.
UFO (Universal Plantar Fascitis Orthosis)is an orthosis for treating Plantar Fascitis and Achilles Tendonitis. It can also be used for adult patients for static postural tratment of the ankle. The dorsi and plantar flexion angle of the ankle can be changed using two velcro bands. There three sizes that can be used for feet.
Ultraflex AFO is an orthosis that creates a low-load, long duration stretch of the tendons and muscles. According to studies, this lengthens the tissues better than high-load short duration stretching, as stretched tissues tend to shorten if force is not maintained. The Ultraflex has an adjustable dynamic joint which allows movement of the joints, but as the muscles relax begins to stretch the joints again. The tension of the spring remains constant throughout the range of motion.
Night Brace with Thigh Part
It is used in conservative ankle and foot postural treatment for example with club foot (talipes equinovarus. Post-operatively and with progressive muscle sicknesses, like duchennes dystrophy, it is used as postural maintaining orthosis. It is always made according to an individual plaster of paris negative. The frame of the orthosis is made of plastic and it is covered with a cushioning material inside.
Blue Rocker orthosis is used for treating functional problems of lower limbs after neurological disorders. Its design is similar to the manufacturers unique ToeOFF orthosis but the structure is reinforced. Blue Rocker controls the ankle and foot during heel strike, helps straightening the knee in mid stance and lifts the toes during swing phase.
Consists of an anatomically shaped leg part and an ankle joint allowing full plantar- and dorsiflexion. The ankle is supported sideways (M-L) to prevent inversion or eversion. Used in acute and chronic ankle sprains, chronic instability and profylactically. In neurological damages used in addition with dynamic FO-insole.
Dictus peroneal orthosis has been developed in order to assist lifting the toes (dorsi flexion) in swing phase. There is a leather band attached with velcro straps around the ankle. In the band is a D-ring, which has a latex rubber band. The bands distal end is attached to the shoe with two steel hooks. The further one attaches the hooks, the more is the lifting force to dorsi flexion of the toes.
Dynamic Walk Single Side is a off the self orthosis that lifts up the toes during swing phase. The foot and shin components are made of carbon fibre. The spring is durable and flexible PEEK-material. This enables for example driving a car and dynamic walking in stairs. There are three sizes for both feet. The shin has a lycra-polyether padding.
Foot-up is a light weight orthosis to assist functional deficit caused by peroneal paralysis. It is attached to the shoe by a rubber band that lifts the foot in swing phase. It does not restrict the range of motion in the ankle.
kiddieGait is a carbon fibre orthosis that can be used in a peroneal pares -type lower limb to lift the toes and/or helping straighten the knees when the patient has slightly weakened plantar flexors. There are 6 sizes for both feet.
Navigait is an orthosis for assisting dorsiflexion during gait so that the toes do not drag in the swing phase. The strength of the lift can be adjusted with a velcro band. Spasticity is a contraindication as well as if the alignment of the foot or the ankle needs to be supported.
The orthosis is intended for peroneal paralysis when the ankle is not instabile sideways (med-lat). The material is thin polypropen. It flexes to dorsi flexion, but restricts plantar flexion which helps swing phase. It is an "off the shelf" type and has got two sizes for right and left leg. It is individually fitted to the patient and necessary alterations are made if needed.
Push Aequi is an ankle brace for chronic instability of the ankle and for functional treatment of ankle injuries. The brace has a rigid support on the medial side. On the lateral side is a pre-shaped foam support. The brace is fastened with elastic, diagonal rubber bands. Push Aequi is available in three different sizes, for both left and right ankle.
The side bar of the orthosis consists of numerous leaf springs that help dorsi flexion of the ankle in swing phase. During heel strike the structure allows plantar flexion. There are two versions: one which is attached to the shoe with a calliper and the other has got an insole and the orthosis goes inside the shoe. The ankle can be adjusted with a strap that supports the ankle sideways.
ToeOFF is made of prepreg carbon and glass fibre and has kevlar reinforcements. It is intended for patients with neurological disorders and patients with an instabile ankle. It enables the heel strike and assists in toe off. There are four sizes, right and left, covering shoe sizes 32-45. It is always used with a shoe insert, an insole or with a dynamic FO.
Walk On -AFO is made of composite for patients with neurological disorders. It supports the ankle sideways, allows plantar flexion during heel strike and assists toe off like a spring. There are three sizes of the orthosis, right and left, covering shoe sizes from 36 to 45. It is always used with a shoe insert, insole or a dynamic FO.
Carbon fibre AFO developed by CAMP Scandinavia. The differences to their ToeOFF-brace are that the structure of the brace allows greater ankle movement enabling active and partially active muscles to work in the walking cycle. On the other hand, the ankle and the tibia must be stable in order to benefit from the movement of the ankle while walking. If the ankle is unstable or the function of plantar flexors is weak, the ToeOFF is a better choice. Used for drop foot caused by neurological disorders like MS, polio, CVA or contusion. Contraindications are for example spasticity or fluctuating swelling. Sizes S, M and L (both right and left) available.
The AFO for Bathing is used with the regular orthoses. It stabilises the ankle and guides the leg and foot in wet spaces like swimming halls, saunas, showers and beaches. The material is heat and water resistant. It has a rubber sole to prevent slipping.
Bath orthoses for the users of KAFOs for wet spaces like saunas, swimming halls or beaches. The materials and components are water and heat resistant. Orthoses has a rubber sole to prevent slipping. The functionality is the same as the sc. Regular orthoses. The KAFO for bathing is normally manufactured according to measurements from a positive cast of the regular orthoses.
Bath shoe is a shoe-like support for people suffering from length difference in lower extremities, wrong alignment of the ankle or instability. The aim of the shoe is to make moving in wet or moist conditions (such as showers, saunas, swimming halls and beaches) as safe as possible. The bath shoe is always made accordin to a negative cast and is made from soft or semi-hard rubber or plastic. If the ankle needs support, it is possible to lengthen the prosthesis.
Lengthening Prosthesis for Bathing enables safe movement in saunas, swimming halls, public showers and beaches. The materials used for the prosthesis are immune even to continuous moisture and heat. The prosthesis is manufactured using a positive cast from the regular prosthesis.
A sports insole that has different insoles for severeral sports for helping movements of the foot and preventing strain caused by unwanted loading of the foot and ankle.
An insole for correction of mild defects in foot. A combination of various materials in the structure.
An insole for correction of mild defects in foot. A combination of various materials in the structure. Reinforcements in desired areas.
Is used when a cylindrical grip is needed to control the foot because an insole does not provide enough support.
Dynamic foot orthosis is custom made for neurological disorders according to a footboard made of plaster of paris.
Dynamic foot orthosis is custom made for neurological disorders according to a footboard made of plaster of paris. The structure contains multiple layers of different materials.
Dynamic foot orthosis is custom made for neurological disorders according to a footboard made of plaster of paris. The structure contains multiple layers of different materials the bace material being polypropen.
Carbon fibre insole has two elements: a custom made insole and a carbon fibre reinforcement. Indications can be toe amputations, rheumathoid arthritis, metatarsal fraftures and in cases where immobilisation of foot is needed.
An insole for correction of lower limb length differencies and correction and support of foot structure.
An insole for correction of lower limb length differencies.
Custom made toe orthosis for correction of toe defections.
A Dafo with dorsiflexion stop is used to compensate plantarflexion weakness. The orthotic helps ekstension of the knee. In toe-off it helps to shift the weight to forefoot. Without the orthotic the only weightbearing happens in calcaneal area. Plantarflexion movement is free.
The orthotic helps to lift the toes in swing phase when the dorsiflexion muscles are weak. It helps in mild recurvatum of the knee and in mild to severe equinus. The plantarflexion stop is made with a velcro strap or leaving the plastic closed behind the leg. The orthotic can be lovered later if needed.
Supramalleolar dafo is used when the medio-lateral alignment of the ankle in addition to forefoot and calcaneus need to be corrected and secured. It forms a stable base of support and control. The material of the orthotic is thin and flexible polypropylen. It enables small balance movements to happen in foot and also helps to control the feet via proprioception. Individual measurements are taken with a footboard and a plaster negative.
3D pelvic orthosis is used to limit unwanted adduction/abduction and/or in- or outward rotation. The hinge of the orthosis is situated between thigh cuffs. The structure of the orthosis enables the guiding of the hip joint without a pelvic part. It does not reduce flexion or extension. The same idea for guiding the hip can be used by attaching two KAFOs together with the joint.
Rotation orthoses Tib-Rot
Standing, Walking And Sitting Hip Orthosis' is developed to help hip problems caused by CP. The brace keeps the lower extremities apart when walking and helps in sitting and standing if knees scissor while walking or muscle imbalance causes adduction in the pelvis. This orthosis doesn't limit the flexion or extension of the pelvis. The SWASH is used constantly. Can also be worn during sleeping to guide the pelvis into abduction. Will not work if the pelvis has a contracture of over 20 degrees or in cases of severe tibial outwards rotation.
2D Resiprocating Orthoses has a new Revo 2D joint that guides the movement of the hip joint in 7+7 degrees angle. The first 7 degree angle is distally and inwards when looked on from the front, allowing outward rotation. This imitates the movement of the body in relation to the lower extremity. Thus legs stay in line with the walking direction and it is possible to take longer steps. The other 7 degree angle is medially frontally when watched from the above. This prevents adduction of the legs in sitting. Walking motion is created by tilting the body laterally and by extending the upper body. The swing phase is created with the help of a unique swinging mechanism behind the hip part. Can be used on patients with Th5-L3- lesion-level spinal cord injuries.
IRGO reciprocating orthosis is intended for people with lower extremities paralysis caused by spina bifida or MMC. The resiprocating movement is created with a swinging joint in the hip. The action of the joint is light, because of the lack of friction from cables. The hip components are available in all sizes one cm apart and the lower extremity parts are individually manufactured using a negative cast. The use of a resiprocating orthoses prevents the contractuse of the hip and exercises the gluteus maximus, the lower abdominal muscles and the hip extenders.
This individually manufactured HKAFO is used on children with spinal cord injuries, i.e. L3 to L1 level of meningomyelocele. The ankle joint can be made static, free-moving or with a dorsiflexion limit. Knee joint is usually supplied with a lock that can be opened when i.e. sitting down. The hip joint can be made to allow from one to three different movement directions, depending on the users muscle functions. One movement direction is the flexion-extension of the hip joint while walking. In two movements the adduction and abduction is added and the third possibility is the rotation of the hip.
The Salera HKAFO has a 3-dimensional hip joint that allows certain amount of rotation, abduction and extension. Abduction and flexion are restricted. The brace was originally designed by Dr. Adriano Ferrari, who works in co-operation with the orthoses manufacturer Centro Ortopedico Emiliano S.r.l in northern Italy. A girl named Salera was the first person to use the prototype of the HKAFO. The orthosis has two main functions. If the quadriceps muscles are strong enough the movement of the knee joints can be free. If adequate muscle strength is not available or the knees have a flexion contracture of over 15 degrees, the knee joints must be locked during walking.
Standing brace enables a balanced up-right position. For a child with an impaired movement, standing is good for both medical and social causes. Standing can begin before the age of one. Standing exercises can be had by i.e. the child's desk, where hands are free for playing. Standing brace is made individually and measurements are taken with a cast.
The frame is made individually for each child when starting to do standing exercises and child's own postural control isn't enough to keep the up-right-position. Used on i.e. MMC-children. Leg- and hip parts are manufactured from either plastic or metal. Measurments are taken using a cast or by contour drawing.
Multimotion KAFO is an orthosis that creates a low-load, long duration stretch on the hamstrings behind the knee and the knee flexors. The Multimotion has a dynamic joint with adjustable tension that allows the motion of the knee joint, but as the muscles relax it begins to stretch the joint again. The rate of the spring tension is constant and independent of the angle of the joint. This orthosis is used to treat e.g. muscle weakness, deformities, spasticity, articulation or muscle contractures and stiffness.
Unique orthosis for treating hamstring-contractures. The flexion angle of the knee joint is fully adjustable . The knee joint is available in three different sizes.
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.
Ferrari KAFO is used for example by myelomeningocele children with S1-L4 lesion level. The ankle joint has got a dorsi flexion restriction to 85 degrees, which helps to compensate the knee flexion caused by plantar flexion weakness. The ankles plantar flexion is free. The above knee part can be anterior or posterior. It is used in order to correct knee valgus caused by thigh adductors. An elastic waist belt can be used to combine the legs, if inwards rotation or lower extremity pendulum need to be helped.
It is used for example with MMC children with L4 lesion level, when quadriceps function is insufficient. There are several options for the knee joint. The ankle joint can have free or restricted motion. The above knee part is posterior. The structure of the orthosis is made of thermal plastic with metal and/or composite reinforcements. With MMC children the lower extremities can be joined with a waist belt in order to compensate the inactivity of extensors, abductors and outward rotators. If hamstrings are tight, a knee cuff is added to straighten the knee.
A long leg orthosis for walking exercises and postural control for example in progressive muscular disorders in order to maintain the ability to walk and prevent shortening of achilles and hamstring tendons. The structure consists of thermo plastic combined with stainless steel or alloy uprights with knee locks. The foot part of the orthosis goes inside a shoe.
A KAFO with knee and ankle joints that is attached to the shoe with a calliper. The orthosis can be directly attached to the shoe or with a calliper. The ankle joint can have free movement, restricted plantar flexion or can have a spring helping peroneal weakness. The knee joint can have free movement or can have a lock. The material of the frame can be aluminium, steel or fibre structure. The cuff materials and attachment method are chosen individually. Measurements are always taken according to plaster of paris negative.
A KAFO that is made according to a contour drawing. It is used for example in walking exercises with paraplegia and paraparesis patients. The knee joint is adjusted with a lock that can be opened when the patient sits down. The ankle joint has got a dorsi flexion assisting spring when the patient can do reciprocal gait. The ankle joint has got no spring when exercises are done hopping, both legs at the same time, between parallel bars. The orthosis can be attached to the shoe with a calliper or can be adjusted with an insole or a dynamic insole that fits inside a shoe.
A knee sideways guiding long leg brace. The below knee part has got a unilateral (medial or lateral) bar, ankle joint and an insole that fits inside a shoe. The knee joints range of motion is free allowing normal knee function. The material of the cuffs that support the knee is chosen amongst soft or hard plastics, EVA or leather. Measurements are always taken according to a plaster of paris negative.
A polypropen KAFO with a below knee part that functions like a peroneal brace. It is intended for patients that have not got enough muscle strength to stretch the knee. The form of the thigh section helps to correct the possible instability of the pelvis caused by muscle weakness. The knee joint has got a lock. The firm structure of the cuffs enable the slender structure of the brace. The cuffs are padded and the fastening is made of velcro.
A KAFO for preventing recurvatum of the knee and guiding the lower extremity. The places of the pelottes are defined by the optimal prevention of the supported recurvatum. The pelottes are made from leather or soft plastic. Fastened with Velcro straps. Made from either aluminium, steel, fibre- or heat moldable plastics. The motion of the knee joint is free. The ankle of the KAFO can be either jointed or fixed. The structure of the shoe insert (arch or foot plate) enables the correction of length differences.
An individual KAFO made of prepreg carbon fibre with ankle and knee joints. In this manufacturing method the carbon fibre that is used is pre impregnated with epoxy resin, lay above a plaster positive and heated in an oven using vacuum at the same time. The method enables to gain optimal weight-strength ratio. The god heat conductivity of the carbon fibre increases the comfort of usage during cold seasons. The knee lock can be with or without a lock. The ankle joint is chosen according to the patient. The foot section can have an insole, lengthening insole or an inner shoe that fits inside a shoe.
KAFO is supplied with long, directing mansets and a shoe insert. The mansets enable the correction of different alignments and different levels of malalignment. Fastened with either leather or velcro straps. The inner shoe is made of leather or plastic. The shoe insert enables the correction of length differences between lower extremities up to 6 cm. The KAFO can be made from aluminium, steel or fibre-materials. The knee joint can be made lockable. The ankle joint is chosen according to the patient, considering the muscular strength of the patient and possible problems with the ankle. Measurements are always taken using a negative cast.
Swing Phase Lock or SPL orthosis has got a unique hinge knee joint to support paresis or partial paresis of knee extensors in e.g. Post Polio, MS, peripheral paresis/paralysis or neurological damages (not applicable in cases with knee- or hip joint contracture or spasticity). SPL joint locks with in-built mechanism right before the heel contact and unlocs at the end of midstance enabling knee flexion in swing phase. Swing Phase Control � joint (on the inner side of the knee) softens the excessive swinging motion and it�s resistance is adjustable. SPL-joint has a satellite wire controller with three functions:
2.free movement (e.g. when entering a vehicle)
3.lock (e.g. when standing)
The Unilateral Ferrari KAFO is a lower extremities orthosis with a jointed lateral upright. If the quadriceps muscles are strong enough, the thigh cuff can be made anterior and the range of motion in the knee joint free. If the thigh muscles are very weak or the knee is in flexion contracture of over 15 degrees, the knee joint will be locked and the thigh cuff will be placed on the posterior side. The unilateral KAFOis used on MMC children with leesion level of S1 to L4. The orthoses can be made from thermoplastic or laminated out of composite materials. The latter has better rotational stability.
Unilateral KAFO carbon fiber spring
UTX-Stabil orthosis is made for patients that cannot use UTX-Swing-type orthosis because of knee or hip dysfunctions. In the Stabil the knee is locked during walking. The joint is opened when sitting down using the PUMA (Push Manual Release System) situated on a lateral upright. The brace has a wire on the medial side in order to increase sideways stability. A double sided ankle joint is also available as an accessory.
UTX-Swing is used to support the extension of a knee for a person that has not got enough plantarflexor or quadriceps strength in order to extend the knee. The knee joint is locked during the support phase and it opens in the swing phase. The opening of the knee joint happens when the ankle joint is in dorsiflexion by extending the knee 3 degrees. It is important to choose the users carefully, because the user must have some muscular function left in either the thighs or hips to extend the knee. This orthoses does not correct any malalignments in the lower extremities. The pelottes are on the anterior side of the leg and fastened with velcro bandages. The side bar of the orthosis is on the lateral side of the extremity. The measurements are taken with a specific measuring machine.
ZQ quick lock
Swedish knee cage
C.H.E.C.K. is an orthosis for preventing over stretching (recurvatum) of the knee and correcting mild varus or valgus position of the knee. The knee joints are two axial. The medial and lateral side bars are solid, thigh and leg cuffs and straps are made of velcro. It is an "off the shelf" type. It has one size that can be used for both legs. The side bars are to be shaped according to the patients contours. It weighs 370g.
ARX Liga X Wrap is a knee brace with side bars to support unstable knee. The adjustable straps go around the brace to prevent hyper-extension of the knee. Indications might be mild ACL-, MCL- and LCL-injuries, arthritis and osteoarthritis. The brace is fully openable to enable don and doff of the brace. The volume of the brace is adjustable with velcro straps. Sizes S-XXL available. The size is defined by taking a measure around the knee at mid patella. A children's model is in the works.
Genum Basic is anatomically shaped, cylinder-like knee brace that gives a gentle compression and warms a knee with a slight inflammation or damages caused by strain. The brace also helps to control the knee providing postural information via proprioception. The brace is available in two different materials; very well insulating, flexible and light Neo Tex for active persons and breathing Tri Tex that helps to keep the skin dry and the temperature stable at the same time protecting the soft tissues around the knee. Available in black and beige and in sizes from XS to XXL.
Genum Liga EASE is like the X-EASE, but without the hyper-extension -preventing straps. This brace has very wide velcro straps with loops to ease the use. EASE is also fully openable to enable easier fitting. Individually shaped, artculated side bars are made from aluminium. The brace is made from Tri Tex, which keeps the skin dry and prevents the skin temperature from rising even with the brace. Available in black or beige and in sizes S-XXL.
Kreuz brace is used for neurological patients, such as para and tetra plegic and tetra paresis patients, for standing, walking and hopping exercises. It is also used treating hamstring contractures. The side bars and cuffs are aluminium. In front of the knee is a cuff with strap or velcro attachment. It is custom made.
Listra knee brace is used in order to stabilize the extended knee. It is used e.g. pre- or post-operatively after patella luxation, to stabilize the knee after ligament injuries or in standing excercises with patients with knee extension problems. The brace can be opened in to two separate parts in order to adjust the volume which allows it to be used on various sizes of lower extremities. Available in different lengths; 20, 40, 50,60 and 65 cm.
A knee brace for ligament injuries in cases that need a custom knee orthosis made according
to a plaster cast. The reasons for this can be for example if the dimensios in lower limb are
out of normal. In this bespoke knee brace special structures can also be made.
An orthosis for prevention of over stretching (recurvatum) of the knee for children with neurological disorders. For correction of mild over stretching is an AFO with plantar flexion stop is sufficient. One has to take into account that restricting plantar flexion affects heel strike. When over stretching exceeds 20 degrees, an AFO not support enough. In stead a knee brace is needed (with adults often a KAFO).
Tiny Titans is a children's knee brace to stabilise an unstable knee. The brace has jointed side bars with hyperextension-stops. In the back, on the popliteal area is a large hole to help the flexing of the knee. The neoprene brace is fully openable while putting it on. Fastened with two velcro straps. Available in six different sizes, from XS to XXL.
Caroli dynamic knee brace is for conservative treatment of knee contractures and post-operatively.
It is an adjustable brace for stretching the hamstrings. It can be used as a night splint or with standing and movement exercises. The thigh and calf cuffs are articulated to the side bars. Thus the cuffs remain aligned with the leg regardless of the flexion angle of the knee. The angle can be adjusted steplessly with a knee cuff with velcro straps.
A static knee splint for postural control of the knee. It is made according to an individual plaster of paris cast. It has got a soft liner inside a thermal plastic and velcro fastening. The splint can also be used for standing and moving exercises.
The Ultraflex knee braces are meant to stretch the hamstrings and the posterior muscles, to prevent capsula tension and to decrease spasticity. The Ultraflex creates a dynamic tension with adjustable dynamic tension applied to the treated joint. The joint can be flexed /extended but as the muscles relax the spring in the orthosis begins the stretch again. The tension of the spring is constant regardless to the angle of the joint. The treating effect of the Ultraflex is based on a low-load, long duration stretch.
Speciality Prosthesis is made from acrylic-based glass- and carbon fibre laminate. Depending on the amputation level, the lack of movement in the upper and lower ankle joints are replaced with the balance-line and enabling as natural "toe off" as possible during walking. The vertical weight line tries to normalise the direction of loading of the talocrural joint. The loading of the foot/stump will be distributed and supported according to the patients needs. In most cases this prosthesis enables the patient to use normal shoes.
Toe Fill consists of toe- or partial foot fills combined with weight distributing individual insole. Enables the use of a regular shoe. The stiffness of the base is chosen individually. Measurements are taken using casts or polyurethane.
Toe Fill with Peroneal Brace for people with partly amputated foot. Measurements are taken according to a negative cast. The prosthesis consists of a plastic brace, EVA / cork filling and a possible weight-distributing insole. The construction prevents any drop foot caused by peroneal weakness and supports the ankle medio-laterally.
When the length difference between the lower extremities is significant (less than 15 cm from the knee of the other side) it is possible to use modular knee joints. The socket is made from prepreg -carbon fibre or laminated glass- or carbon fibre. It is possible to lighten the load of the limb by a support on the tuber ischi -area. The model of the knee joint, the foot components and the construction of the socket are always chosen and/or manufactured individually for each patient. Measurements are taken with a negative cast.
A prostheses to correct a significant length difference. The prosthesis extends above femural condyls, thus helping weight bearing and guiding of the knee joint. The laminated glass fibre structure can be made in different degrees of rigidity for proximal and distal parts (for example flexible condylar pelottes). The surface material is either leather or plastic. It is possible to use a regular shoe with the prosthesis.
A prosthesis to fit inside a shoe to compensate a length difference of 3 to 5 centimetres. The inner base is made from hard plastic or composite materials. The structure extends medially and laterally 2 to 6 cm above the malleol-level. The shoe lace fastening allows a good contact between the foot and the prosthesis. Measurements are taken with a negative cast.