A knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) is an externally applied orthopedic appliance which encompasses the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee and thigh. The KAFO provides the features of an AFO but in addition provides protection, correction and support of the knee joint. KAFOs are commonly used to treat symptoms due to spina bifida, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, polio, trauma or muscular dystrophy. KAFOs with a knee lock are generally used to keep the knee from bending when there is a loss of or weakness of the muscles(quadriceps) that straighten the knee. When there is adequate strength and only support of the ligaments is needed as in sports injury, the lock and foot section are not needed.
- Stirrup brace with anatomically designed lateral and medial shells to immobilize the ankle while allowing normal dorsiflexion
- Combined air and gel bags enhance circulation and reduce swelling.
- Hook and loop straps provide simple and easy application.
- Easily adjustable heel straps.
- For mild to moderate sprains and strains, ankle instability, or post-trauma.