Lower Extremity Orthotics
Lower extremity orthotics are external devices that are attached or applied to a lower limb to improve function by providing support, controlling motion, reducing pain, correcting deformities, and preventing the progression of deformities. Lower Extremity Orthotics fall into three main categories: Foot Orthotics, Foot Orthoses, and UCBL Orthoses. At Comprehensive Prosthetics & Orthotics, our goal is to design, fabricate, and fit the lower extremity orthosis based on your individual needs, either custom or prefabricated. Our devices help you restore functionality to your legs. Our expert team assists you with getting back to activities you love that your ailments or injuries were holding you back from enjoying.
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Lower Extremity Orthotics Types & Features
Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs)
The AFO is used to treat various neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) diseases and disorders as well as provide functionality after an injury or surgery. AFO aims to eliminate the problems related to foot-to-ground placement that affect foot clearance and heel contact. It is also prescribed to restore stability to the foot during the swing and stance phases of walking. Furthermore, it compensates for thigh muscle weakness so that the knee does not buckle. Our CPO orthotists evaluate your condition and then fit you with the appropriate ankle-foot orthosis.
CPO provides you with customized and fabricated AFOs that suit your specific needs. Depending on your condition, you could be fitted with any of the following AFOs: Static AFO, Dynamic AFO, Foot Drop Splint, Hinged Ankle AFO, Flexible AFO, Tubular AFO, Gauntlet AFO, Fixed AFO, CAM Walker, Pressure Relief AFO, Tibial Fracture, Brace, Tibial Torsion Orthosis, Ankle Supports, Prefabricated AFO, Total, Carbon Fiber AFO, Solid Ankle AFO, Posterior Leaf Spring AFO, Metal Double Upright AFO, Ground Reaction AFO, Spiral Carbon Fiber AFO, Plantar, Fasciitis Splint, Charcot Restraint, Walker, and Arizona AFO.
Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFOs)
KAFO are used for diseases and disorders like muscular imbalance and/or weakness, knee instability, genu recurvatum, genu valgum/varum, spinal cord injury, MS (multiple sclerosis), spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Guillain Barre Syndrome, trauma, total knee replacement, among others. CPO provides you with pre-made as well as custom-fabricated KAFOs that would assist you while walking and lessen your discomfort. There are different kinds of KAFOs that you could choose from according to the material, build, and your specific condition.
KAFOs include: Knee Patella Support, Knee Immobilizer, ROM Knee Brace, Single Upright KAFO, Double Upright KAFO, Femoral Fracture Brace, ACL/PCL Knee Brace, OA Knee Brace, Swedish KO, and Dynamic ROM KAFO/KO.
A foot orthosis would be prescribed to you if you have had recent injuries, fractures, or partial amputation. It also helps with post-operative management and preventing, correcting, or accommodating foot deformities. CPO provides you with the options of custom shoes and fracture boots and a variety of shoe liners that will help you restore function to your foot. Supramalleolar Orthosis (SMO) which maintains a neutral heel position for patients with soft, flexible, or flat feet may be used, typically in pediatric cases. Our orthotist will guide you during the process and only fit you with the best orthosis for your condition.
Knee orthoses are the best options for you if you are facing knee instability, joint contracture and/or tightness, moderate to severe ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), LCL (lateral collateral ligament) instabilities, unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis, ligament instability, post-operative knee stability, and various other knee-related disorders and deformities.
Knee immobilizers that limit joint movement and support the knee while healing from surgery or injury or post-op range of motion Knee Orthosis which limits the amount of movement may be used. Our CPO expert will guide you and custom fit you with an orthosis according to your needs to help lessen your pain and enable you to be active again.
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Take the first step in your journey towards returning to your new normal. We are here to help you every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with a specialist at your nearest CPO clinic.