HKAFO, walking orthosis, bilateral, locked hip, knee, ankle joints, prefabricated

Description

Orthosis to stabilise the hip, knee and ankle joints, normally by partial locking the joints. Functions as static device during walking and standing. Most often bilateral device, normally used at children in growth but also at adults.
Different versions exists, like:
* metal joints, bars and cuffs from leather or synthetic lining and straps on a metal sole inside the shoes
* metal joints, bars and cuffs with leather or synthetic lining and straps on an inner sandal inside the shoe
* metal joints, bars and cuffs with leather or synthetic lining and straps attached to the shoes.

Production Type

Prefabricated (ready to use or adjustable)

Activities and Responsibilities Supplier

Classification ISO 9999

061218030300 - Orthosis, lower limb, hip-knee-ankle-foot, to prevent deformity, low load
061218120300 - Orthosis, lower limb, hip-knee-ankle-foot, to limit range of joint(s) motion, low load
061218240300 - Orthosis, lower limb, hip-knee-ankle-foot, to compensate for weak muscle activity, low load

Usage

Permanently

User Characteristics

Indications are for example:
* instable or paralysed legs

which occur with:
* spinal cord or brain damage
* diagnose like MMC, MC and CP

User Characteristics ICF Code

Contra Indication Text

Bad thoracic stability

Intended Use Text

Stabilisation of joints in order to stand and to walk some steps. The standing has mainly a therapeutic function.

Intended Use ICF Code

1iu4.1 - To compensate for weak muscle activity
1iu5 - To reduce or redistribute load on tissue
2d4154 - To support or train maintaining a standing position
2d4500 - To support or train walking short distances
2d5702 - Maintaining one's health

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