KO, knee orthosis, sagital/frontal control, prefabricated


Rigid support to stabilise knee motion in the frontal/sagital plane, both ACL (Anterior Ligament) and PCL (Posterior Ligament), eventually with tibia plane retention. May have knee extension/flexion stops.
Designed as a plastic or light metal frame with mono- or polycentric joints.
Fixed to the leg with straps.

Production Type

Prefabricated (ready to use or adjustable)

Activities and Responsibilities Supplier

Classification ISO 9999

061209030306 - Orthosis, lower limb, knee, to prevent deformity, without patella correction, normal load



User Characteristics

Indications are for example:
* ruptures of the anterior or posterior ligaments
* ruptures of the hamstring muscles
* collateral ligament injuries

User Characteristics ICF Code

Contra Indication Text

Intended Use Text

Supposed to provide sagital/frontal control of the knee joint, to enable standing and walking in order to execute daily activities and to participate in society.

Intended Use ICF Code

1b7100 - To support, protect or train mobility of a single joint
1b7150 - To support, protect or train stability of a single joint
1iu1.1 - To prevent deformities in alignment
1iu2.1 - To limit range of joint motion
2d4154 - To support or train maintaining a standing position
2d450 - To support or train walking

Related Terms

Kreuzband orthesis (Germany)