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KAFO - Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis




Examples of  a KAFO



The KAFO is commonly used to treat symptoms due to spina bifida, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, polio, trauma or neuromuscular dystrophy. Different types of knee joint systems will be used for KAFO's depending on the patient's deformity. It could be a free knee joint for stability or a drop lock for knee control. However, in some cases a dial lock system is used for patients with knee flexion contracture.

AFO's are prescribed for the following diagnoses: Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Peroneal Nerve Damage, Charcot Marie Toothe, Peripheral Neuropathy.
The AFO helps to either prevent Drop Foot, Knee hyperextension, or provide ankle stability