Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO)

Knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFO) are a type of orthosis or brace that is designed to support, correct, align or protect the leg, specifically the knee and ankle joints.  The KAFO may be used for people who have had polio, injuries or other diseases that cause pain, weakness or instability of the leg.  The KAFO may be made of different materials depending on the needs of the individual and often include moving parts at the knee and ankle to allow for controlled bending.