Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

What is a KAFO?

About Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis

An KAFO, or Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (pl. Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses), is a specialized medical device that is worn on the leg from the foot up to just below the hip.  There are many types of KAFOs and they are used for many different reasons.

KAFOs are made according to the specific needs of each person. They are made in many different styles according to the medical, biomechanical and environmental needs of the individual.

KAFOs Provide:
  • Ankle stability
  • Ankle alignment
  • Ankle/foot control
  • Knee control
  • Knee stability
  • Protection for the feet
  • Proprioceptive feedback
KAFOs may be used by people who have:
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