These orthoses are availble in many different styles and are custom made. We manufacture the KAFO's typically using plastic and graphite.
Our office is also certified to manufacture and supply a KAFO using the Horton Stance Control knee joint. This knee joint is very advanced and allows those that have difficulty in walking to do so safely and more efficiently.
The Carbon IQ joint system uses a proven technical thermoplastic strengthened with carbon fibre. Offering both the benefits of plastic and carbon unified to form an innovative, high-quality material combination for knee and ankle joints. The NEW Carbon IQ joint system is lightweight, strong, durable, safe and easy to lock.
It is approved for a body weight of 220lbs. Indications include partial or complete paralysis of the leg muscles requiring fitting with an orthosis to ensure safe standing and walking. This joint system can be used for various purposes, such as cerebral palsy, post-polio syndrome, frontal and sagittal ankle/knee axis deviations, spina bifida, or traumatic paraplegia. General nerve lesions: loss or weakness of the dorsiflexor or plantar flexor muscles; deficiency or weakness of the knee extensor muscles or also candidates for this new technology.
Used in combination with our prepreg carbon fiber laminations there is no lighter or supportive system available. For more information on the CarbonIQ joint system or other Ottobock products, please contact Karl Hager Limb & Brace at 780-452-5771 ext. 0.