Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)
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Our clinical team of orthotists specialize in creating custom Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFO) that help provide stability for the lower limb extremities.
POI offers Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses to help control weaknesses in the lower limb due to orthopedic & neurological disorders. Our priority is ensuring that every individual patient is cared for properly. We customize our plan of action to help solve each unique situation and are dedicated to understanding each patient’s story so that their KAFO is tailored to assist in bettering their way of life.
What is a Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)
A Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis or KAFO is a long-leg orthosis that helps stabilize the knee, ankle, and foot. This orthosis covers the length of the leg and is used to help improve mobility, alignment, and posture, of the lower extremity.
Most Common Causes of Muscle Weakness:
– Muscular Dystrophy
– Spinal Cord Injury
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA/Stroke)
KAFOs consist of three designs
Thermoplastic Knee Ankle Orthosis
This orthosis is fabricated from a custom-molded impression or scanned 3D impression of the involved lower extremity.
The Conventional KAFO is custom-made, from metal and leather. The KAFO is created by tracing or casting the patient’s lower extremity and then attaching it directly to a shoe with stirrups. This is indicated for patients who deal with severe perspiration issues and skin concerns.
Carbon Graphite KAFO
This is a more aesthetically pleasing design that is lighter and stronger than thermoplastic or conventional KAFO. Due to the design of the carbon graphite, the patient is offered more energy return during the gait cycle.
ADDITIONAL ORTHOTIC SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGHOUT CHARLOTTE, ROCK HILL & LANCASTER
UPPER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS
LOWER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS
We have a different approach when it comes to treating our patients. We want to make sure that you are getting the best Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis solution. Knowing and understanding the entirety of the situation is important when it comes to customizing a plan. Therefore, we work closely with doctors and patients to provide the best solution that will yield the best results. We Believe in YOU and our mission is to provide comfort and mobility with an KAFO that fits your lifestyle.
Why Choose POI?
POI is a family-owned business that values their patients. Shareholders or corporate directors don’t run the show, our patients do. You come first. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality service that ensures your experience is top-notch. Every patient that comes through our doors get our undivided attention so that we can help them continue to live their best life.
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