KAFO knee ankle foot orthosis custom carbon available in New Zealand
KAFO (Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses)
Custom made knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFO), extend from the upper thigh down the leg to the foot with supplemented knee joint. It has a rigid upper and stable patella support system. KAFO may be designed with carbon fiber spring joint at the ankle, eliminating the need for bulky joints by utilising “energy return” effect of carbon fiber in the best possible way and making the gait of the patient smooth and confident. Cuffs made from Dyneema® ensure firm support and durability even when opening the cuffs at the extreme angles.
All models are made of carbon fiber or combination of it with composite materials. Therefore, the orthoses are solid, very light and functional. One of the main advantages of the articles from carbon fiber is that after they undergo technological treatment, a “spring” effect is obtained, which facilitates walking to a great extent.
Comfort and great look
The models are adapted to the same size of footwear usually worn by the patient and owing to thin structure they are barely visible under clothing. As the particles are made of carbon fiber, they are especially hygienic and do not cause allergy