LHKAFO, walking orthosis, bilateral, reciprocating hip joint with cable control, custom made


Dynamic orthotic device to assist in standing and moving forward by rotation at one hip after stabilisation of the knee and ankle joints, always bilateral. Rotation in one hip forces reciprocal rotation in the other hip.
Includes a metal pelvis band, special hip joints, vertical lateral uprights.
Normal use at children in growth but also at adults.
Custom fitted and built on a model of the patient.

Production Type

Custom Made

Activities and Responsibilities Supplier

Classification ISO 9999

061218120600 - Orthosis, lower limb, hip-knee-ankle-foot, to limit range of joint(s) motion, normal load
061218240600 - Orthosis, lower limb, hip-knee-ankle-foot, to compensate for weak muscle activity, normal load


Permanently and temporarely

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.
To be applied in case the prefabricated version does not fit due to impairments of body functions and/or structures.

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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