KAFO, walking splint, load relieving tibia region and/or knee, prefabricated


Static orthosis supposed to provide axial relief to the tibia area and/or knee joint, through transmitting a force from the femur or pelvis to the floor. Orthosis provided with knee and ankle joints from which the free motion can be restricted or fixed.
The proximal part can have a support at the sitting notches of the pelvis.
Made from plastic with plastic foam lining and sight bar(s) or full plastic.

Production Type

Prefabricated (ready to use or adjustable)

Activities and Responsibilities Supplier

Classification ISO 9999

061212300600 - Orthosis, lower limb, knee-ankle-foot, to reduce and/or redistribute load on tissue, normal load


Permanently and temporarely

User Characteristics

Indications are for example:
* unsuccessfully operated fracture
* problems like severe arthrosis in the foot, ankle or knee area combined with difficulties in transforming body weight from the tibia or the knee to the floor
* pain in the knee joint when axially loaded

User Characteristics ICF Code

Contra Indication Text

Intended Use Text

To provide axial relief for the tibia area and/or knee joint during standing and walking, transmitting the load from the femur or pelvis direct to the floor, to enable daily activities and to participate in society

Intended Use ICF Code

1iu1.1 - To prevent deformities in alignment
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

Related Terms

Thomas splint