KAFO, varus/valgus orthosis, free knee motion, custom made


Orthosis supposed to stabilise the knee sideways (varus/valgus).

Different variations exists, like:
* metal bars and joints, and cuffs/straps of leather and/or synthetic lining
* on a metal sole or an inner sandal inside the shoes or attached to the shoes.

Moulded from a cast model and constructed plastic containers and caps. May also be reproduced of a trace-drawing of the patients passive corrected thigh-knee-leg-foot.

Production Type

Custom Made

Activities and Responsibilities Supplier

Classification ISO 9999

061212060600 - Orthosis, lower limb, knee-ankle-foot, to reduce deformity, normal load



User Characteristics

Indications are for example:
* varus deformities of the knee
* valgus deformities of the knee
* poliomyelitis

User Characteristics ICF Code

1b7150 - Impairment in stability of a single joint
2d4154 - Limitation in maintaining a standing position
2d450 - Limitation in walking

Contra Indication Text

Intended Use Text

Orthosis to stabilise the knee for varus and valgus deformities in order to enable standing and walking, to execute activities and to participate in society.
To be applied in case the prefabricated version does not fit due to impairments of body functions and/or structures.

Intended Use ICF Code

1b7150 - To support, protect or train stability of a single joint
1iu1.2 - To reduce deformities in alignment
2d4154 - To support or train maintaining a standing position
2d450 - To support or train walking

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