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Orthoses, Lower Limb, Knee-Ankle-Foot, Gait, Knee-Lock

Definition : Gait (functional) knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFO) designed with a lock orthotic knee joint that holds in full extension the knee joint during the stance and swing phases of gait. These orthoses usually consist of a rigid ankle, a foot plate, anterior and posterior stops, double uprights, thigh straps, and a locking knee joint bale and/or ring controls. Knee-lock gait KAFOs permit limited ambulation for patients using crutches who have with bilateral paralysis of the lower limbs.

Entry Terms : "Knee Lock Knee-Ankle-Foot Gait Orthoses" , "Knee-Ankle-Foot Gait Orthoses, Knee Lock"

UMDC code : 28856

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