Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

All of our Orthoses are custom-made for each patient, using a plaster cast of the patient to ensure accurate measurements. Using the highest quality materials, we create a robust orthosis which will control and support, whilst providing maximum comfort for the patient.

Our Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis or otherwise known as KAFO are complex devices, they are custom made to provide each patient with their individual needs. Its primary function is to control the knee, ankle and foot in an effort to stabilse the joints and muscles of the leg.

Common causes of muscle weakness are Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Polio and Spinal Injury.

KAFOS are provided to assist with muscle weakness, paralysis of the leg and skeletal issues.

The purpose of the KAFO is to control the knee, ankle and foot, prevent excessive joint motion, stabilize the joints and muscles, improve joint alignment and improve joint pain.



Before putting on the KAFO, consider wearing long cotton socks or tights which cover all areas of the skin that come into contact with the KAFO. For maximum comfort, ensure that it is well fitting to avoid any creases inside the KAFO. Always wear a shoe over the KAFO to avoid any slips or trips.

It can take time to get used to wearing the KAFO, we advise you gradually build up the wear time to help become accustomed to it, and to that it will not cause any ill effects such as skin irritation or damage.

It is important to regularly check your skin for signs of soreness, especially in the first few days of wear. If you experience any discomfort, blistering or severe redness of the skin please report it to your Orthotist.

To clean your KAFO, simply wipe over with a damp cloth and leave to dry. Do not use any harsh chemicals or cleaning products.

Please do not try to adjust the KAFO yourself, if you feel that it isn’t fitting correctly, then please contact your Orthotist.

Product Options
Homopolymer Polypropylene KAFO
Ortholene KAFO

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Custom-made Orthoses to ensure maximum quality, benefit and comfort for patients.



With over 30 years’ experience working with Orthotists, the NHS and Private Hospitals, we are experts in the manufacture of custom-made Orthoses and dedicated to shaping lives.



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